Mahila Housing Trust
Women’s organisation with 2 million members of the poorest women in rural and urban India that helps to provide livelihood and income generation programs. The organisation and its members have been badly hit in the current wave and are providing enhanced access to health care, food, and other basic needs.
Contact: Reema Nanavaty (+91 98240 88242)
Delhi and Uttarakhand
Founded in 2003, Sshrishti provides opportunities for inclusive development to the marginalised sections of society and operates learning centres in slum clusters, providing education and digital literacy to nearly 2,000 underprivileged children from Classes Nursery to V. In 2020, responding urgently to the Covid-19 crisis Sshrishti intervened in the slum clusters in Delhi /NCR inhabited by migrant labourers, many of them jobless, struggling to feed their families and combat the pandemic. It distributed dry ration, cooked meals, dry food packets, hygiene kits and face masks to frontline workers; while conducting online education sessions for the students and providing livelihood to women in distress by getting masks made by them.
To combat the second Wave of the pandemic, since March 2021 the organisation is focusing on:
- Distribution of rations to families in distress in Tughlakabad village and Shakur Basti benefiting 250 families.
- Group counselling sessions on mental wellbeing and personal hygiene for 200 vulnerable women.
- Regular Counselling workshops for children to enable them to cope with the stress of home confinement.
- Online classes for 300 children
In addition to the above they are currently mobilising resources for:
- Vaccine literacy, removing vaccine hesitancy and facilitating registering for vaccine in rural Uttarakhand in Almora and Nainital.
- Psychosocial support to families who have lost a member or have members who are ill with Covid in Delhi/NCR through online and offline model.
- Disseminating information on home management protocols for those positive for Covid virus. This will avoid panic among family members and rushing to hospitals.
- Teaching people Covid- appropriate behaviour to control the spread of the disease in Delhi/NCR and rural Uttarakhand
- Distribution of hygiene kits – masks, soaps and sanitizers mainly in Delhi.
- Distribution of food items for those in financial distress in low-income communities of Delhi.
Khalsa Aid COVID Relief
Khalsa Aid is an international NGO with the aim to provide humanitarian aid in disaster areas and civil conflict zones around the world. They are currently supporting medical networks across India, comprising of established medical organisations, facilities and NGO’s who are working on the ground to assist COVID-19 patients. Donations will go towards their vital medical programmes to support vulnerable communities and people across India.
Hemkunt Foundation Gurgaon
A non-government organisation that aims to provide humanitarian aid to marginalized sections of society.
Contact: Gurpreet Goldie Chadha (+91 98110 12095, +91 95400 53337)
Shakti Foundation is helping third tier cities in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. This NGO is procuring 100 oxygen concentrators, 500 oximeters and 10,000 hygiene kits (containing vitamins, medicines, masks and soaps), which they are deploying and distributing in Delhi NCR, and the hill states of Uttarakhand & Himachal Pradesh.
They have managed to raise nearly Rs. 55 lakhs in the last ten days. However, they are not even half-way there yet and need support of corporates and individuals for the same.
Shakti Foundation does not have a FCRA Certificate, so cannot accept foreign funds as donation.
Last year, RAZA successfully extended support to over 500 low-income families of daily wagers, drivers, mechanics by means of ration kit distributions. With the second wave of COVID rendering these families vulnerable yet again, RAZA has identified 600 distressed families in Bismillah Nagar who are in need of dry ration items for survival.
Samaritan Help Mission
Last year, SHM extended support to nearly 20,000 families through their relief activities in Tikiapara and areas around. SHM has stepped up again to cover over 4,00,000 beneficiaries through the following activities:
- Provision of oxygen to patients and assistance in arranging supply for critical patients
- Provision of medicines, nebulizers, ambulance services, and PPE Kits for healthcare workers and paramedics
- Easy transportation for migrant labourers
- Provision of smartphones, laptops, or tablets for continuing education of children through online classes
- Provision of medical care to patients through trained paramedical staff (trained under their livelihoods initiative
Last year, in Kotda and Gogunda (2 Blocks in Udaipur district, Rajasthan), Kshamtalaya cumulatively facilitated ration and safety kit deliveries for over 6300 families and reached 20,000+ people. Currently, they are carrying out the following activities to cater to the immediate needs that have emerged due to the second wave:
- Distribution of food and ration kits
- Awareness generation and well-being calls through Kshamta Vaani which is acting as an Interactive Voice Response Service support system
- Reaching out to communities and children through in-person support of fellows, in collecting data on needs and ensuring consistent support
Wishes and Blessings
Established in 2014, Wishes and Blessings, a registered NGO, acts as a platform that links people who need help with those who can help. As part of this, the organisation formulates projects that impact beneficiaries cutting across a variety of demographics, one of which is the Covid Relief Project. The Wishes and Blessings Covid Relief Project aims at providing immediate and long-term relief to the homeless, destitute and at-risk families. The Project covers 4 verticals:
- Ration and hygiene kits
- Cooked food
- Medical supplies
- Ambulance services
While the ration kits and hygiene kits are being distributed in Assam, Delhi, Jharkhand and West Bengal, the medical supplies are being provided to residents of rainbaseras and shelter homes across Delhi/NCR, and the cooked food is being served to the needy in Chennai, Tamil Nadu and Simultala (Bihar).
The ambulance services by them will be providing free of cost transportation services to needy Covid+ patients, from residence to hospital/treatment centre. This service will be active initially in South and South West Delhi, and will expand to include more areas in the near future.
Contact: Dr. Geetanjali Chopra (+91 98734 22455)
THE NEED OF THE HOUR – THE GROW FUND
The GROW (Grassroots, Resilience, Ownership, Wellness) fund is an initiative developed and promoted by EdelGive Foundation with the aim of building, supporting, and sustaining 100 grassroots organisations across India over a period of 24 months. In the context of the massive COVID related distress, the Fund will be used to give grants supporting:
- Organisation Building Needs
- Important Functions
- Future Readiness
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Manan Trust, Rohini Nilekani Philanthropies, A.T.E. Chandra Foundation, Ashish Kacholia, a Private Philanthropy Partner, and a few more partners along with Edelweiss Group have lent their support towards this initiative.
SOS Children’s Villages of India
SOS India is currently raising funds for short term care to children who have either lost both their parents to Covid or both parents are currently suffering and no other family member is in position to provide care. SOS India launched a helpline on 30th April and so far, we have got more than 100+ children for short stay. These children are approved by the State specific Child Welfare Committee before being brought into SOS children’s villages. We have created 32 short stay homes in all locations, Pan India, for accommodating such additional children. We anticipate that by the end of June, we will induct 500+ children; hence need funds to support them.
Donation options :
- Child sponsorship for children to move to Long term care – INR 71,280 for one year. We request if you could support for 3 children with INR 213,840 for one year
- Covid Medical kit comprising of Oximeter, Thermal scanner, PPE Kit, Mask – triple layered, BP machine, hand wash and detergent, gloves, nebulizer, medicines § INR 10,700 per household. We request if you could support for any 15 families with INR 160,500 for impacted locations like Rajpura, Thrisuur, Tirupati, Pune, Varanasi, Shillong, Rourkela, Bhuj, Bengaluru and Bhimtal.
Doctors For You
DFY is a pan India humanitarian organization with international presence and has been working in various disaster hit zones since the last 13 years. DFY focuses on providing medical care to the vulnerable communities during crisis and non-crisis situations, emergency medical aid to people affected by natural disaster, conflicts and epidemics. We are also committed to reducing disaster risk to human society by delivering training and capacity development in emergency preparedness and response. The work of DFY is guided by humanitarian principles of humanity, impartiality, and neutrality. It offers services and assistance to people based on need, irrespective of race, class, caste, religion and gender.
Akshaya Patra Foundation
The Akshaya Patra Foundation is an NGO in India headquartered in Bengaluru. Their organisation strives to eliminate classroom hunger by implementing the Mid-Day Meal Scheme in the government schools and government-aided schools. Alongside, Akshaya Patra also aims at countering malnutrition and supporting the right to education of socio-economically disadvantaged children.
Since 2000, Akshaya Patra has been concentrating all its efforts towards providing fresh and nutritious meals to children on every single school day. They are continuously leveraging technology to multiply their reach. The state-of-the-art kitchens have become a subject of study and have attracted curious visitors from around the world.
Their partnership with the Government of India and various State Governments, along with the persistent support from corporates, individual donors, and well-wishers have helped us to grow from serving just 1,500 children in 5 schools in 2000 to serving 1.8 million children.
Today, Akshaya Patra is the world’s largest (not-for-profit run) Mid-Day Meal Programme serving wholesome food every school day to over 1.8 million children from 19,039 schools across 12 states & 2 Union territories of India.
Thousands are infected, many are losing lives and much more vulnerable populations are at the brink of losing their livelihoods with the second wave of Covid-19 in India. The health system is struggling. CBM helps people with disabilities and the most vulnerable people with much-needed medical equipment to hospital and food and hygiene kit supply across India. It is time for all of us to get together and support India in its fight against the epidemic.
MissionICU is a strong step towards preparing medical infrastructure for rural India before we are hit by the next wave of Covid-19. With sharp focus on capacity building, Mission-ICU plans to expand the ICU capacity in 5-6 major hospitals bearing 80% of load during pandemic and develop 10-40 ICU beds in these hospitals with ventilators in Tier II & III cities of India.