Blanket collection in Delhi
Season’s greetings everyone.2011 has been the year of a few firsts, it has been good to me and i hope 2012 will be a step more dynamic . But 2011 has not ended and there’s one more thing ,I want to do before it gets too late.
Maybe today !!
A friend is collecting warm clothes and blankets for the needy to brave the chill. If you do wish to participate or donate please call or write across. Its getting colder you know .Would be great if you can spread the word. The more the merrier
Please contact her Shelly Gandhi; +91 9811580033 or write across at email@example.com or just message here…
yesterday she went to pass on the first lot of blankets and this is what she found out.
ok, so i visited the shelter its a govt. provided but ngo run shelter near ISBT…heard the usual govt/ngo bashing but the hard facts were that during the cold they have to pack people like sardines and they cant say no. he said even if they have to ask few people to sit and not lie down they make space for whoever comes.
The govt. is under huge pressure as the high court has said that no one should die in delhi for the cold. still they sanction like 15-20 beddings for this kind of a temporary shelter which is not enough, hence these people use donations as given by you and me. there is another shelter behind Sai baba temple plus multiple across the city.
they don’t provide food as such but he was saying sometimes people make donations. but that is secondary because most of these people are daily wage earners- so biggest problem is shelter…warm one at night.