Saturday, November 27, 2010

Clothes-on Line


Linking those who can’t afford clothes with those who can.

What we’re doing…

This year, Clothes-on-line is teaming up with Manthan, a community based organisation

working in 30 villages around the Sambhar Salt Lake in Rajasthan. Building on the

informal efforts of preceding years, this year, Clothes-on-line will assist 350

families in hamlets around the Lake. These families belong to nomadic communities that

are socially and economically isolated. Most of them live in temporary shelters and have

neither land nor resources to build homes.

Their living conditions make children and elders particularly vulnerable, especially in

winter, when night temperatures often drop to freezing point.

And here’s what we want to do:

Clothes-on-line will provide quilts and

warm clothes to the elders and children

in these 350 families, in the quantities

indicated below

Razais (quilts): 600

Baby clothes (0-3):35 Girls, 49 Boys

Jackets/Sweaters for children (4-10):

87 Girls, 68 boys

Jackets/sweaters for children (11-14):

23 girls, 31 boys

Shawls & sweaters for young women

(15-20): 117

Jackets/sweaters for young men(15-20): 25

Shawls/light blankets for:108 women 126 men

Shawls/coats for men: 126

We can’t do this alone

we welcome Contributions in kind:

• Old cotton saris, dupattas, curtains, bedspreads, bedsheets, table cloths, material

that we will convert into quilt covers.

• Warm clothes in good condition: jackets, coats, sweaters

• Woolen shawls/light blankets for the elderly men and women

Monetary contributions for:

• New Quilts @ Rs325

• Filling for Quilt Covers made from Donated Materials @ Rs 150

• Baby clothes @ Rs 100 a set

• Jackets/Sweaters for young people @Rs 150

• Shawls/light blankets for adults @ Rs 150

• Cheques payable to “Foundation for Rural Recovery and Development”.

• Please do not forget to send your name, contact details and PAN number along with

your cheques.

• Please mail/courier your cheques/drop off material at:
FORRAD, Second Floor,124 – A/6
Katwaria Sarai, New Delhi - 110 016

• Call us between 10 am and 5:30 pm

Monday – Friday at 26852476

or email us at and we will

organize for the materials to be picked up.

• All monetary contributions are exempt from

Income Tax under Section 80G (5) (vi) of the

Income Tax Act

Clothes-on-line is a FORRAD initiative. A nonprofit

organisation based in Delhi, FORRAD has

been working in the field of rural development

for the past 30 years.

1 comment:

  1. I didn't know you had this blog, Mohit!

    As for the above, let Kanika know there's a whole bunch of stuff I'll send her way for this effort. :-)