Daan Utsav (formerly known as Joy of Giving Week) has turned 10!! And the plan is huge!

This year, join Goonj’s ‘Dil Ki Suno, Kuch Karo‘ (Listen to your heart, Do somethingcampaign and experience simple joys of sharing and caring for those in need.

This campaign will be driven by volunteers across the country from October 2nd – 8th, 2018.

The idea is to create large scale awareness on the role our underutilized material can play.
Awareness cum collection drives will be organized by hundreds of volunteers in various cities in residential areas, schools to organizations and market places.

The collected material will be used by Goonj to trigger large scale work on water, sanitation, infrastructure, agriculture, education, migration apart from disaster relief and rehabilitation with rural communities in villages of India. Refer to our Impact tab on menu and also to 100-stories-of-change.

How to Participate

We urge people to participate in the campaign wholeheartedly by volunteering, opening up collection spots and roping in their organizations to contribute in terms of material, money, space and transportation needs of the campaign.

Here are the FAQs       Click here to Register

For Material Contribution

 Public Collection Centers Pan India    North    South     Central     East     West 

You could also drop material at Goonj Dropping Centers or at Our Offices

For Monetary Contribution    via Goonj    via GivNow

This is how you can also contribute as a..

Press Notes

‘Dil Ki Suno. Kuch Karo’
Your opportunity to Give Back with Goonj, in Daan Utsav
 New Delhi; It’s Daan Utsav from Oct 2nd-8th, 2018 – India’s unique annual festival of giving. Goonj (www.goonj.org), a pan India voluntary organization known for channelizing surplus of cities to villages and triggering development work in remote parts of 23 states, is asking the masses of India to take up mindful giving for another part of India in its Dil Ki Suno, Kuch Karo campaign for this Daan Utsav.  Here, every Indian has an opportunity to give back money and material contributions for our work with communities who struggle for the basics.  The collected material will be given with dignity to rural communities as a reward for their community work.
 People can contribute the following items to Goonj offices in Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Rishikesh, Kolkata, Chennai – Woollens & Blankets, School Material, Bedsheets & curtains, Children Clothing, Utensils and Monetary Contributions. More information on our website www.goonj.org. One can also make monetary contributions on Goonj’s online campaign of Giving Tuesday India website https://www.givingtuesdayindia.org/
 “Giving back is really our duty since we get so much from the country especially from the people in village India.. And we all want to live in a good country.” says Goonj’s Founder Director, Anshu Gupta about the campaign.
 Starting Oct 2, 2018, Goonj Volunteers will organize collection drives in several cities across India such as – Raipur, Indore, Ranchi, Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Shimla, Dehradun, Rishikesh, Lucknow, Meerut, Noida, Ghaziabad, Gurgaon, Faridabad, Navi Mumbai, Thane, Pune, Goa, Ahmedabad and Surat. These drives will be held in residential areas, schools, colleges, offices and such other establishments.  Additionally, this year 100+ buses/other vehicles will be moving around in few cities along designated routes to collect contributions from people.
 To volunteer and to initiate a collection drive one has to register on – https://goonj.org/joy-of-giving-daan-utsav/ by clicking on ‘Register Now’.
 For more details, log on to www.goonj.org or write to  [email protected] .
For media queries contact; Meenakshi Gupta  [email protected] (9818871721)
 About GOONJ; GOONJ (means an echo), is a voluntary organization using cities discard for fueling wide spread development work across village India. While dealing with more than 3000 tons of material annually, Goonj reaches this material as a resource, as a parallel currency with dignity to the rural communities as they take up large scale development work like recharging water bodies, rebuilding local infrastructure, education, for addressing their own issues. Goonj’s work has also led to the systematic changes in the disaster relief & rehabilitation work; while it has also opened up the most taboo issue of menstrual hygiene and providing clean cotton cloth as a viable solution. For details, please refer-  www.goonj.org

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