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Old 26th March 2020, 00:48   #1
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@Mods - since a lot of people have expressed anguish and worry at the fate of daily-wage and lower income groups, could you please share these links to donate as a sticky maybe?

https://www.fueladream.com/home/campaign/21255

https://www.feedingindia.org/donate

Not affiliated with either, just used both to donate. Every little bit helps.
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Old 27th March 2020, 08:12   #2
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@Mods - since a lot of people have expressed anguish and worry at the fate of daily-wage and lower income groups, could you please share these links to donate as a sticky maybe?
Thanks for sharing, v1p3r! Moving your post to a new thread. We had also added it to our news section & homepage yesterday - link.

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Helping the daily wagers as much as I can. Painful to see their plight and heart goes out for them. Wish the government and authorities were a little more sensitive and considerate towards them. While the lockdown is the need of the hour and I absolutely support it, the implementation should have been more organized.

Just fail to understand how the government didn't see it coming. Announcing relief package on the very first day and assuring this section of the society who is prone to suffer the most in these times would have prevented the chaos and agony they have to endure.

I appeal to everyone to please contribute as much as you can and help them in this testing time .
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Not affiliated with either, just used both to donate. Every little bit helps.
Thank you for starting the thread. I had donated to feeding India a few days ago. I think what holds many of us back is not knowing about the genuineness of the organisation and not knowing if ultimately the people who are entitled to the benefits are receiving them. By sharing details of organisations we know do a great job we can help those looking to donate and those looking for donations.
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I have received this from a very reliable source where many of us contribute towards people's medical emergencies. I am not connected to Dream India Network though.
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Received this from a group I trust. It's a document where all the separate organisations have been collated.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1tn4...TD6Df3lI1/view

Please give generously
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Old 29th March 2020, 23:45   #7
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I have contributed to

www.feedingindia.org

www.hasirudala.in which target vulnerable waste collectors and sanitation workers

www.safaindia.org

I am trying to focus on NGO's as opposed to official ministerial crisis funds as distribution is more efficient. Am looking out for more organisations which strike the right chord with me.

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For people understandably skeptical of donating to faceless organizations, consider helping out the needy in your local communities.

My apartment's RWA committee identified daily wage laborers and other needy in the vicinity, put together ration bags (rice, flour, pulses, cooking oil, sugar & salt) and handed them to the people directly over the weekend.
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Old 30th March 2020, 08:59   #9
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All the normal NGO's in the current situation are not able to feed the needy. So when you donate please consider their accessibility and efficiency too. I am working with some other volunteers to feed the needy in Hyderabad. Now we are feeding up to 1200 people every day. Police is with in distributing the food. But the scale is so much. we are in touch with all the heavy weight NGO's, but because of lockdown they are also having their own limitation. So we are in touch with Municipal Administration to see that how we can sustain this effort for long time. So my recommendation is to see who is the NGO that can work directly with the state Govt to feed the needy .. And more than this, please pay your daily worker in full or in advance, that is the best help you can do at this point of time
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Also important is how we engage with the maids/servants employed at home. There are plenty of residents who have temporarily stopped their service and sent them home etc. There are also lot of people who deduct/cut their wages.

We need to realise that these workers too should be paid their usual/full wages during this period. In fact, we are supposed to do so, even as we go away on vacations, trips, and so on. It is always important to reassure the workers working in the informal and unorganized sectors.
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Donating to organizations near home whom you know well is better. I am not doubting the pan national organizations. But, I know one where the RWA in one of big apartments is conducting food preparation and donation everyday by also involving the police. I donate to them.

Please make sure your donation goes to the needy as fast as possible. Some big relief funds including that of govt will have no plan on actual usage (not unusual for our country).
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www.hasirudara.in which target vulnerable waste collectors and sanitation workers
A typo there: www.hasirudala.in

I have also contributed to this organisation. Moreover, the police in our area are coordinating food supplies in the nearby localities. Few people in our colony are working with them for procurement of food and reaching out to these people. Most of us are also contributing towards this effort. Agree with the sentiment to pay your domestic help in full and in advance. That's the least we could do.
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We at our office go for a T break regularly to a nearby shop. Tea masters (daily wage workers) always offer high-quality chaai for us. We have pooled a small amount of money and planned to give to the daily wage workers in the shop.
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Is there any reliable NGOs working for feeding homeless people in and around Pune? I would like to contribute.
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Here is another excellent organisation from Bombay, that my cousin is affiliated with. Same group that organises the Blind Man Car Rally.

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