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Help Domestic Workers During COVID

Amidst the COVID-19 lockdown, many of us are privileged enough to work on a virtual platform and remain employed. However, the domestic help, the people we rely on heavily, are losing their jobs and having a hard time providing for their families.
Domestic workers are those which do the chores in our houses such as cleaning, gardening, and cooking. During the COVID lockdown, those workers could not visit houses, and thus, could not perform their jobs. Majority of the households were kind enough to continue giving salaries for the first 2 and a half months of the lockdown. However, feeling the pinch themselves, these households are beginning to stop paying the salaries. Also, with the lockdown having lifted, although these workers are allowed to go to work again, people are justifiably afraid of letting others into their homes due to possible contamination.
I feel that these domestic workers need our support now more than ever. Thus, in order to help these workers, I have begun a project to assemble care packages for the domestic workers and their families in my neighbourhood-Gurgaon, DLF Phase 2- that will hopefully help them out during this tough time. These packages contain essential food items like rice, rajma, dal, oil and sugar, as well as soaps and masks.
If there is anything this lockdown has taught us it is that the jobs these workers do are, in fact, extremely difficult, and we need to give back to them in their times of need. Even small amounts of donation make a difference, so please be sure to donate!

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20th June 2020
A big thank you to everyone for your support! We distributed the packages which contain: 5 kg whole wheat, 2kg of rice, 1 kg mixed dal, 1 kg black channa, 1 kg sugar, 1-litre oil, 4 washing soaps, and 4 masks. We have finished giving out all the 75 packages! Many people have benefitted from your kindness, and so I thank you for your generous donations!



A big thank you to everyone for your support! We distributed the packages which contain: 5 kg whole wheat, 2kg of rice, 1 kg mixed dal, 1 kg black channa, 1 kg sugar, 1-litre oil, 4 washing soaps, and 4 masks. We have finished giving out all the 75 packages! Many people have benefitted from your kindness, and so I thank you for your generous donations!



12th June 2020
I have now requested to transfer the funds into my mother's bank account (since I am 16 and cannot withdraw yet), and from these funds, I will buy the food materials and start creating the packages. I am also currently curating the list of domestic workers in my colony (DLF Phase 2) that I wish to help and will update you all as soon as it is ready.

 Thank you for all your support!
I have now requested to transfer the funds into my mother's bank account (since I am 16 and cannot withdraw yet), and from these funds, I will buy the food materials and start creating the packages. I am also currently curating the list of domestic workers in my colony (DLF Phase 2) that I wish to help and will update you all as soon as it is ready.

 Thank you for all your support!
Rs.53,500 raised

Goal: Rs.50,000

Beneficiary: Domestic worker... info_outline

Supporters (24)

AC
Anu donated $100

With big blessings to you and the recipients

A
Anonymous donated Rs.2,500

All the very best Rani! It’s a fantastic endeavour!

MV
Ms donated Rs.500
MD
Minna donated Rs.5,000

Love you Zara for doing this

PA
Pooja donated Rs.2,500
HC
Hitesh donated Rs.3,000