Over the last few weeks we’ve witnessed India’s second wave of the pandemic bring immense hardships to the country. Though physical boundaries might separate us, hard times call for support and we at Sendbird hope our colleagues, partners, customers, and friends in India stay healthy and safe. We’re in this together.
If you’re looking for ways to help, listed below are some great organizations working hard to provide aid.
Hemkunt Foundation provides oxygen cylinders for patients in need as well as free rations to families struggling to make ends meet due to the pandemic across North India—from Delhi to the remote mountains of Uttarakhand.
Give India is India’s largest and donation platform, with 1.5M+ donors and 150+ corporate partners supporting 2,000+ NGOs, impacting 10M lives. It lists several Covid relief missions from setting up COVID centers, oxygen relief, cash support for families of the deceased, meals, feminine hygiene, essentials, and more.
Helping Hands India
Helping Hands India has facilitated more than 100,000 masks, 15,000+ PPE kits and over 200,000 units of food and shelter to over 200 families. The organization also provides need-based aid to Covid-19 hospitals, vaccination centers and workers, across marginalised communities for rations, oxygen concentrators, BiPAP machines, masks, rapid test kits and oximeters in Mumbai and rural Maharashtra.
Animals Matter To Me
Animals Matter to Me was established in 2010 to provide a humane and sustainable solution to the stray dogs, cats, birds and all kinds of species. Since the pandemic and strains of the lockdowns, the animals have no sources of food nor are caregivers allowed to step out to feed them. With the support of the government, authorities and volunteers, the organization has put together a program to feed over 1200 animals across Mumbai.
Milaap is South Asia’s largest crowdfunding platform for medical emergencies and social causes. It hosts multiple fundraisers on the platform providing everything from food for COVID-19 patients isolated in various parts of Delhi to meet the shortage of oxygen in hospitals. For instance, Kolkata Katalysts are working to support Bengal’s medical system’s needs by raising money for oxygen concentrators, ventilators, hospital beds, and more.
Feeding From Far
Feeding From Far feeds the poor and unemployed who are struggling to feed themselves during the lockdown. Since the first lockdown, they’ve been taking care of over 7,000 people in Govandi, the largest and oldest dumping ground and slum in Mumbai.