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More than 35 lakh people directly affected and 5,17,535 houses damaged by cyclone Bulbul last week in West Bengal.

More than 35 lakh people directly affected and 5,17,535 houses damaged by cyclone Bulbul last week in West Bengal.

More than 35 lakh people directly affected and 5,17,535 houses damaged by cyclone Bulbul last week in West Bengal.

This is also about us.. Because the people, worst affected by this cyclone are the one’s nurturing our world-famous Sunderbans mangroves islands. The powerful cyclone yanked out entire electric poles, water pipes, homes, buildings etc.

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Baithak – Social initiative & innovation baithak

Baithak – Social initiative & innovation baithak

29th & 30th November’19

Baithak is a supportive community of people from organizations working on development issues, to brainstorm ideas, discuss challenges, talk about solutions and ways to scale up work. It’s an inclusive space of co-learning and collaboration built around discussions, activities & master sessions.

Attention – The last date of applying for Baithak has been extended from 18th November to 22nd November 2019.

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Cyclone Bulbul (9th-10th Nov, 2019)

Cyclone Bulbul (9th-10th Nov, 2019)

Cyclone Bulbul (9th-10th Nov, 2019) left a trail of destruction in West Bengal affecting 6+ Lakh people and damaging thousands houses in South &North Parganas districts, East Medinipur, Howrah and Hooghly. Roads are blocked even as people are left without electricity.The cyclonic storm has destroyed crop worth crores and uprooted trees all across. Millions were evacuated to relief camps.

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Odha Do Zindagi – #SpreadTheWarmth Challenge!

Odha Do Zindagi – #SpreadTheWarmth Challenge!

This hashtag campaign urges everyone to spread awareness about winter as ignored preventable DISASTER and urges you all to contribute winter essentials & Sarees to ensure warmer winter for people struggling for this basics in far off places. While doing do, You can click a picture/selfie, tag Goonj’s social media handle and nominate your friends to up the same.

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A talk at NASA – National Aeronautics and Space Administration

A talk at NASA – National Aeronautics and Space Administration

“In an earthquake, the shake is what kills people..in tsunami..it is the excess of water that kills people..but in winters it is not the cold that kills people… it is the lack of clothing…”

Here is a snippet from Goonj’s Founder- Director, Mr. Anshu Gupta‘s talk at NASA –

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One of a kind Museum has been in the making for many years now

One of a kind Museum has been in the making for many years now

Delhi’s best kept secret this one of a kind Museum has been in the making for many years now. Bringing together a unique collection of things unusable today but were the rage, a few years ago… Antique box cameras, floppy disks, ancient coins, and what not. It’s the perfect way to spend a lazy Saturday afternoon with your family or just by yourself..To schedule a visit for #SaturdayWalkswithGoonj,

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Many people also made monetary contributions

Many people also made monetary contributions

When Dr. Pathak and 20+ volunteer at Kalyan, Navi Mumbai organized a Goonj Collection Camp during Daan Utsav, over 400 people turned up to contribute urgently needed material and money for flood-affected families!!! Neatly folded clothes, labeled boxes, new shirts and people volunteering to pack and load material into trucks..everything pointed to special efforts made by this dedicated set of volunteers to highlight mindful giving.

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Soon after 2018 floods in Kerala

Soon after 2018 floods in Kerala

Soon after 2018 floods in Kerala when our teams started working extensively with different communities to revive local livelihood, women were the first to show up.. setting up stitching and snacks units, meals shops, etc with Goonj.

Three friends – Sindhu, Santhamma, and Gitanjali were running a small catering business serving meals for marriages in Kottayam,

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This is a joint giving effort of GOONJ & TOMS

This is a joint giving effort of GOONJ & TOMS

Away from the frenzied global climate change discussions in the past few weeks children in a small village of Tamil Nadu decided to take the matter in their own hands. Goonj team recently mobilized students of Alinjivakkam village in Thiruvallur district to take up an issue that bothers them and do something on it. Choosing Environment as their theme,

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