World Humanitarian Day: Looking for some charity work, here are NGOs to look for

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Top 5 NGOs in India who are worth your donations


August 19 is a day to recognize the humanitarian efforts of people or those who lost their lives during humanitarian work as the world celebrates this day as the World Humanitarian Day. This year the importance of World Humanitarian Day is way more than previous years as we all are fighting a deadly battle against the global pandemic, COVID-19.

There are many people who believe in doing humanitarian works and if you are one of them, we bow down to you. Also, there are many people who want to help others but could not find time for it. But these people still become part of the humanitarian works by donating to organizations who are providing help and aid to needy ones. However, there are frauds too. So to make things easier for you, we have brought a list of five 5 NGOs whom you can trust to donate.

1. GOONJ – a voice, an effort

Goonj is a renowned NGO in India started by Anshu Gupta with an objective to provide humanitarian aid, disaster relief and leverage community development. It won the NGO of the Year Award in the year 2007.  It has taken some great initiatives which became popular such as – “School to School”, “Not Just a Piece of Cloth”, and “Cloth for Work”.  Goonj has been successfully channelizing over 70,000 kgs of material every month. It has more than 300 volunteers and has more than 250 organizations as partners.

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2. GiveIndia

GiveIndia provides a platform for everyone who wants to support a noble cause. it acts as an offline and online donation platform for more than 200 Indian NGOs. These NGOs are scrutinized through the GiveIndia Foundation scanner for their credibility and transparency in operations. It allows people to support a cause of their own choice. GiveIndia tells exactly where your donated money has been utilized and they follow it up with feedback.

3. Smile Foundation

Smile Foundation was formed in 2002 with an aim to promote education among those who are underprivileged. Their developmental program includes the provision of education, healthcare, livelihood for children and women, who are affected by the lack of resources. They have reached more than 200 remote villages and slums in 25 states of India. Smile Foundation claims that they directly benefit more than 15 lakhs people every year. The award-winning movie “I am Kalam”, based on a cause for children was supported by this NGO.

4. HelpAge India

HelpAge India was set up in 1978 and has been providing support to India’s poor, abandoned, and isolated elderly people. The NGO plays an important role in supporting the grey population in India along with influencing critical role in policy change by the governments. It also provides material and emotional support to the abandoned elderly. The NGO has opened physiotherapy centres, provides helplines, sponsors cataract operations, and help them understand their rights.

5. Nanhi Kali

Nanhi Kali project, initiated by the K.C Mahindra Education Trust aims to provide basic primary education to Indian girls who are underprivileged. Nanhi Kali is designed to support females from low-income families to complete ten years of formal schooling. NGO claims that it has impacted the lives of more than 4.5 lakhs girls. It provides academic supports to the girls within governmental schools 2 hours after and before school. It also gives chance to girls for participating in sport and fitness activities on a regular basis.

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