JGW – Idea Bank

Goonj has long been working with different institutes – corporates, retail chains, schools, colleges, libraries, civil societies, coaching centres, arts and cultural centres, RWAs., etc for various campaigns and each one has taught that there are different ways people can contribute according to their interest and potential. 

While Material Collection Drives are an easy way for people to give back during ‘Joy of Giving Week (now known as Daan Utsav). You can focus on any specific relief material like sarees or dry ration or share 5 urgently needed material and people give back on their choice of material or make a monetary contribution for the same. You can refer https://goonj.org/joy-of-giving-daan-utsav-material/ for more details and register with us below to organise the collection drive.

Below are few more interesting ways on how various entities can participate with Goonj in this giving festival.. 

Now more than ever before each one of us must play our role in the society we live in, to make it a better world. Do write to jgwgoonj@goonj.org with your queries on how you would like to participate and ensure that you have done your bit.

BANKS

  • Dedicate your bank as a Public Collection Center for Goonj
  • Keep Goonj Monetary Contribution Boxes at different spots in your premises
  • Provide Space as storage for 1-2 months
  • Use your ATM screens to promote the message of giving 
  • Enable users to contribute through their website and payment apps, by sending out mailers, messages and notifications.
  • Awareness: Banks raise awareness of the campaign through e- mails, SMS notifications, and account statements.

EXPORTERS 

  • Contribute Dead/Surplus Inventory for 5 urgently needed material – cotton cloth, woolens, school material, sarees and children’s clothes, dry ration & tarpaulins
  • Contribute 100 units of articles of your choice
  • Provide space as storage for 1-2 months

HOTELS 

  • Goonj Ka Jhola – it’s a cloth bag for all purposes, a real option against use of plastic. A meaningful way of saying I care for the world I live in.. Your hotel could give out these Jholas (an eco- friendly option) to each customer/team as a reminder of this need.
  • Contribute old material such as curtains, bedsheets and uniforms from your hotel 
  • Start Pan India Check out Giving or Keep Goonj Donation Boxes in your premises
  • Place monetary contribution tent cards in your rooms to encourage guests to contribute.
  • “Dil ki Suno…Kuch Karo” campaign messages can be put in rooms and in public spaces of the hotel

MALLS

  • Dedicate your mall as a Public Collection Center
  • Keep Goonj Donation Boxes at different spots in your premises
  • Provide Space as storage for 1-2 months
  • Use your digital screens to promote the campaign and motivate more people to contribute.

ONLINE RETAILERS

  • Launch a social media campaign and offer to make a contribution for every user engagement on the campaign. 
  • Create special packs that customers can buy and contribute. For instance, a hygiene pack can contain soap, oil, detergent, toothpaste, toothbrush, shampoo, talcum powder and menstrual pads. The products are offered at substantial discount to MRP and packed differently.
  • Contribute Dead/Surplus Inventory for 5 urgently needed material – cotton cloth, woolens, school material, sarees and children’s clothes, dry ration & tarpaulins
  • Start Checkout Giving at all the outlets pan India
  • Goonj Ka Jhola – it’s a cloth bag for all purposes, a real option against use of plastic. A meaningful way of saying I care for the world I live in.. Your organization could give out these Jholas (an eco- friendly option) to each employees or customers as a reminder of this need.
  • Use your website to promote the campaign message and motivate more people to contribute.

RESTAURANTS

  • Dedicate a table to Goonj for a week and contribute the bill generated
  • Start pan India Checkout Giving or keep Goonj Donation Boxes your premises
  • Dedicate a dish and contribute the amount collected from the orders during the week
  • Use your restaurant space as a Public Collection center for a week 
  • Provide Space as storage for 1-2 months

RETAIL STORES

  • Contribute Dead/Surplus Inventory for 5 urgently needed material – cotton cloth, woolens, school material, sarees and children’s clothes, dry ration & tarpaulins
  • Start Checkout Giving at all the outlets pan India
  • Goonj Ka Jhola – it’s a cloth bag for all purposes, a real option against use of plastic. A meaningful way of saying I care for the world I live in.. Your organization could give out these Jholas (an eco- friendly option) to each employee or customers as a reminder of this need.
  • Dedicate your stores as a Public Collection Centers for a week 

COLLEGES

  • Goonj Ka Jhola – What we do for our environment will determine our future. ‘Goonj ka Jhola’ is a cloth bag for all purposes, a real option against use of plastic and a meaningful way of saying I care for the world I live in.. You could encourage the students, staff and professors to take and give away a Goonj ka Jhola as a reminder of this need.
  • Our one side used paper, newspaper – Our waste can be a big resource. Goonj’s work is a living example of this. The students can also collect and contribute all One-Sided used papers/old newspapers to Goonj. We use these to make products and to raise funds.
  • Monetary Giving with Goonj Stamps – With Giving Your Material, Money Matters.. It’s like a postage stamp is needed for a letter to go from one to another. Goonj Stamps are a unique way to make a monetary contribution to Goonj, while you get a collector Goonj stamp as a souvenir. To know more https://goonj.org/goonj-stamp/  
  • Volunteer during the festival- Volunteers are the backbone for this campaign, where they usually take up the plunge to activate their network, open up opportunities for more people to contribute and help the existing volunteers to organize activities during the festival.. Your college students can register below for volunteering  during the campaign
  • Internship – Goonj is opening up internship for 2 weeks from Sept 25th to 10th Oct, 2019 as an opportunity for people to reach out on a bigger scale.. Students can fill up this application form below before Sept 20th to get started..
  • Extend storage space for holding the collected material from your city (1-2 months)
  • Experiential Learning – Many people who contribute their material to Goonj want to know what do we do with it.. We are opening up our work fully – in the cities, in our processing centers and across the villages of India. While in the cities, you can do the collections, 
    • Experience the processing of material through sorting, packaging and loading material at our processing centers; Register here (Button ; Sorting Form)
    • Travel to nearest village and engage in our flagship initiative – ‘Cloth for Work’ for a day Register here (Button ; Rural immersion visit  Form)