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FAQs – Covid Support

Frequently Asked Questions

Our time tested grid is up, and running with hundreds of partners, team members and volunteers. We are fill crucial gaps in the cities through our #RAHATCOVID campaign – from reaching PPE kits to relatives and patient attendants; to the drivers of auto ambulances, with health care providers. We are also working in deeper pockets of the country to reach essentials with our teams and partner organisations, and activating our network to provide medical aid.

Our strategies, plan of action, and way forward can be found here – https://goonj.org/support-covid-19-affected/

Yes, Goonj has been working on Covid since 2020. We work in 27 states and UTs of India with 400+ partner organizations in both rural and urban areas. Sharing a brief video that captures Goonj’s learning from last year – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pbxrgeeCLE

As a continuation of our Covid work from last year, this year, apart from working on large-scale food distribution, provision of other essentials, and livelihood generation, we are widening our interventions for some time by including PPE kit, masks, and other support through direct cash transfers.Also during the ongoing Covid pandemic, hygiene and nutrition have become all the more important. Thus our focus will be to work large-scale around water, sanitation, kitchen gardens, etc.

To know more, refer to https://goonj.org/support-covid-19-affected/ and our Ground Reports – https://goonj.org/dignitydiaries/

Over and above reaching ration kits we are also making Medical kits and reaching it out to individuals, health workers, asha workers and institutions. These kits include basic medical aids like thermometers, masks etc. Your monetary donation will go towards supporting this work.

You can donate here – https://goonj.org/donate/; Feel free to write back to us at [email protected] for any further queries.

Through a decentralized model, instead of channelizing material, we encouraged localized purchases and direct cash transfers to the vendors. Therefore, most material required was procured locally by our teams and further channelized thus making it easier to reach material, and generating livelihoods. Sharing a brief video that captures Goonj’s learning from last year – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pbxrgeeCLE

To know more, refer to https://goonj.org/support-covid-19-affected/ and our Ground Reports – https://goonj.org/dignitydiaries/

Due to the current circumstances, we need a much larger quantity of cloth to make masks as it is important now more than ever to mask up and stay safe. You can connect us to Manufacturers, Traders, Exporters, Clothing brand companies to contribute surplus, deadstock, and bales of cloth. If you would like to contribute to us in bulk, then please reach out to us. We are available at [email protected] & 011-26972351, 41401216

Individual Fundraisers are easy to start and you can limit it to your network or go big and open it up to the public. Please send us a mail to [email protected], [email protected] and we will assist you set-up your fundraising activity. We will also share with you links to our ongoing campaign, which you can connect to Goonj’s monetary contribution link – https://goonj.org/donate/  Give India – https://fundraisers.giveindia.org/fundraisers/rahat-covid-nrw3pcobd Ketto- https://www.ketto.org/fundraiser/rahat-covid  

You could also unleash the creative side in you; ideate, initiate and execute a fundraiser. Cook, bake, build, draw…whatever makes you happy. Get into anything you always wanted to do, and encourage someone else you know who would be interested in doing something creative to raise funds and be a beacon of hope for fellow citizens.

Thank you for coming forward to support Goonj’s intervention for RAHAT Covid 2021.You can refer to
https://goonj.org/support-covid-19-affected for the details of our initiative.

Furthermore, you can reach out to [email protected] (9821497352) and [email protected] from our corporate engagement team for more specific queries.

As a continuation of our Covid work from last year, this year, apart from working on large-scale food distribution, provision of other essentials, and livelihood generation, we are widening our interventions for some time by including PPE kits, masks, and other support through direct cash transfers. Our strategies, plan of action, and way forward is captured here – https://goonj.org/support-covid-19-affected/

Below are few ways, where you can pitch in:

The urgent requirement – We urge you to gather and contribute the much-needed resources – Rations, Sanitizers, new masks, gloves and PPE kits(used masks and gloves will not be accepted), medical equipment i.e. oximeter, nebulizer, thermometer, facial steamer, face shield, etc… Do connect us with the people/institutions/vendors who can supply the above material in bulk.

Cloth for making Masks- At GOONJ, we have the machinery and a skilled workforce that has mastered the making of masks in a short span of time- over the crisis period. Due to the current circumstances, we need a much larger quantity of cloth to make them as it is important, now more than ever to mask up and stay safe. Do reach out to Manufacturers, Traders, Exporters, Clothing brand companies to contribute surplus, deadstock, and bales of cloth.
Start your own Fundraiser page / Promote Goonj’s Fundraiser page(s) – Create individual fundraisers on the crowdfunding platforms, such as Give India OR Ketto. You could also unleash the creative side in you; ideate, initiate, and execute a fundraiser. Cook, bake, build, draw…whatever makes you happy, get into anything you always wanted to do, and encourage someone else who you know who would want to do something creative, raise funds, and be a beacon of hope for fellow citizens. Write back to [email protected] /[email protected] and we will assist you set-up your fundraising activity. Also, sharing links to our ongoing campaign can be further promoted in your network and amplify our effort.

Goonj’s monetary contribution link – https://goonj.org/donate/ Give India – https://fundraisers.giveindia.org/fundraisers/rahat-covid-nrw3pcobd Ketto- https://www.ketto.org/fundraiser/rahat-covid Explore CSR funds for Goonj’s RAHAT Covid intervention from corporate organisations

Yes, we do accept monetary contributions from abroad. They are then channelized to provide necessities such as ration, toiletries, hygiene care items, etc to people. Below are the relevant links where you can contribute:

For foreign passport holders: https://goonj.org/donate-foreign/ https://bit.ly/2Pv9h77 https://bit.ly/3eS7B0f

P.S: As per the govt. rules here, we cannot accept material from overseas.  

You can contribute material along with other essentials at any of our nearest offices. If you can’t come yourself, you can courier your material to us. Also you can order material from the eCommerce sites and send it directly to us. Do inform us on [email protected] when you are sending material. It will help us trace it.

More information about our offices on https://goonj.org/our-offices/ to know more about our offices.

Thank you for wanting to contribute material to GOONJ. If you’d like to organize a collection camp do register here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScPImdR5r2qtnlOtY63nRPVrv7Wsym8fTsQzqcXy3Tc4DT84w/viewform

Keeping the present situation in mind for the time being collection camps are on hold but we will reach out to you soon once the situation gets better. Till then Stay Safe!

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