From Food To Money, Here Are 10 Indian Covid-Relief Organisations One Can Donate To
The ongoing Covid-19 crisis in India has impacted the lives of millions of us citizens. Big and small organisations are providing relief and many are asking for donations. Grassroot level foundations, often made up of volunteers, are helping save lives and are looking for support.
While all of us can’t volunteer, we can try and support others by donating. You can donate money, oxygen cylinders, food rations, and your time to many small organisations that are collapsing under the weight of Covid-19 relief work.
Here are some places that you can donate to and do your bit to help during this critical juncture of the Covid-19 crisis in India.
- Rapid Response
As a leading disaster-response unit in India, Rapid Response is seeking donations in kind to help those who are struggling. They are looking for donations to provide dry food goods such as rice, salt, sugar, lentils, dal, etc to families across India.
- Feeding From Far
Based in Govandi, one of the largest slum settlements in Mumbai, this organisation aims to provide for the poor and unemployed. They are trying to provide cooked meals and ration kits which include rice, wheat, oil and salt among other items.
- Mazdoor Kitchen
This is a voluntary initiative run by citizens. They aim to provide meals and subsistence to daily wage workers in North Delhi. Comprising a group of volunteers including professors, students, artists, and people from the community itself, Mazdoor Kitchen is asking for help to continue providing meals and ration kits across North Delhi.
- Save Indian Trans Lives: Covid Relief
If you are looking to support grassroots organisations, this donation site allows you to offer help to trans communities across India. Parivar Bay Area is supporting grassroots organisations like Greater Hijra Intersex Samiti, Aravani Art Project, Moitri Sanjog, Transvision, and more. They are donating food supplies and sanitary preventive kits in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, and West Bengal.
- Help Age India
A lot of old people are facing the brunt of the second wave because they’re not able to take care of themselves. Help Age India is aiming to help the elderly, especially from poverty stricken parts of the country. You can donate money to help them get vaccinations, medicines, supplies, and more.
- Covid-19 Queerlife – Keshav Suri Foundation
Keshav Suri Foundation is offering food relief, medical assistance and mental health assistance for the LGBTQIA+ community across India. They have a mental health counsellor on call and also support smaller grassroots organisations.
- Seva Kitchen
This not-for-profit organisation based in Nagpur is seeking donations to provide meal kits for marginalized communities. They are asking for help to provide food supplies to daily-wage workers who are stuck without work inside their homes.
- Transgender Welfare Equity and Empowerment Trust
A lot of transgender people have lost their incone and homes during the Covid crisis. This organisation helps them find shelter and help in a society where many trans people are not welcome. You can donate money to help them with rent, skill-building, infrastructure, and more.
- Breathe India
This is an initiative by a group of IIT alumni in coordination with the SaveLife foundation. The Breathe India initiative is trying to address the severe lack of oxygen in Delhi NCR. They have started a fund collection drive for oxygen concentrators, and you can donate too.
- Khaana Chahiye
This citizen-run campaign aims to provide food to the homeless, migrant workers, daily wage labourers, and other vulnerable populations in the city of Mumbai. They are asking for donations, volunteers, and also information about people who might be in need of their services.
There are many more small organisations all over the country that are looking for help and support. In these very uncertain times, it is our civic duty to help those that we can, in any small way possible. Please think about donating money, food, or even volunteer hours to small organisations around you. There are loads of people who have no help or support who are depending on these donation drives to stay alive.
Stay safe and healthy out there.
Courtesy : IDVIDA