Your Chance to Do it for Our Nation – Ways to Contribute to COVID-19 Relief Fund

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Charities and donations have always been of prime importance. Whether it is about helping human beings or animals, all of us have stepped out together to combat a situation that has ever disrupted our daily lives.

Recently, a public health crisis spread across borders, COVID – 19 was declared as a pandemic by the World Health Organization.

COVID-19 is an unforeseen crisis that has already taken the lives of many and compelled the countries worldwide to take serious measures in curbing its growth any further. While the regulatory authorities are doing their bit by imposing bans, curfews and lockdowns in the respective regions governed by them, we as the citizens of a country are responsible to contribute to these actions. Both by following the orders and by donating a share of earnings towards the betterment of our economy, at a time like this.

While we know you are trying your best to help those in need, here we have curated a list of some charities and NGOs who are working towards dealing this crisis at hand. You can simply choose to donate to anyone or multiple charities like these and do your bit to help others tackle this crisis.

1. PM CARES Fund

PM CARES Fund is a public charitable trust set up to deal with the distressing situation and emergencies caused by COVID – 19. This fund is expected to help daily labourers whose livelihoods have been struck by the pandemic. Domestic donors can simply transfer the desired amount from their bank accounts to the reservoir of funds or use BHIM UPI to do so. Not just this, numerous banks and wallet services also offer the facility of transferring funds to PM CARES through NEFT. Foreign nationals can transfer the funds using Credit/Debit card transactions online. Other than this, foreign residents can also transfer funds through WIRE transfer/SWIFT.

The fund has received donations from a lot of prominent personalities like cricketers, Bollywood stars, businessmen, private firms and many more.

How can I Pay?

Credit/Debit Cards, NEFT, BHIM, WIRE/SWIFT

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2. Yum For All – A Yum Yum Cha Innitiative

Yum Yum Cha along with its volunteer partners has started a campaign where you can sponsor meals of Rs.20 each by donating an amount of your choice. Every day, they cater to a requirement of more than 10,000 meals for the needy and poor. With support from NRAI and local authorities, Yum Yum Cha provides food to innumerable people residing across regions of Delhi NCR during the times of crisis.

People can donate Rs.2000 to pay for 100 free meals, sponsor 250 free meals by donating Rs.5000, 500 free meals by donating Rs.10,000, 1000 free meals by paying Rs.20,000 or donate a sum of their choice by entering a different amount in the given space.

How can I Pay?

VISA, UPI, MasterCard, RuPay, Debit Cards, Credit Cards, Net Banking

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3. Child Help FoundationKetto Fundraiser

Lockdown due to Coronavirus has affected entire India, however, the most affected remain the daily wage workers like rickshaw pullers, house helps, labourers and more. Hence Ketto has come together to distribute food to the daily wage earners and they require your help in that. Funds raised for this campaign will be used to help families of daily wage earners by supplying them daily essentials, and grocery kit. Each grocery kit supplied in this campaign will consist of 5 KG wheat or rice, oil, sugar, soaps, and other must-have provisional items.

Ketto is also waving off any fee related to the fundraiser as it wants to ensure that every part of your donation gets utilized in helping the needy.

How can I Pay?

Credit/Debit Cards, Net Banking or by using Paytm & UPI

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4. Round Table India

Round Table India in association with Ladies Circle India brings to you an opportunity to feed numerous people across the length and breadth of India. The new campaign titled ‘Round Table India Kitchen’ claims to feed 40 people with every donation of Rs.1000. The average cost per meal distributed is Rs.25. Donors can choose to transfer the funds through RTI’s Ketto page.

Till now the organization has served more than 3 Lakh meals across the length and breadth of India.

How can I Pay?

Credit/Debit Cards, Net Banking or by using Paytm & UPI

5. SAFA Society In Association With RazorPay

SAFA Society is a fund that provides COVID – 19 relief kits, basic ration and hygiene supplies to those in need. In association with RazorPay, this Hyderabad based foundation makes sure to cater to the daily needs of wage workers, single mothers, old widows and others who are most affected by the lockdown. At present this foundation operates and distributes in Hyderabad, North Karnataka, Bangalore and Chennai and accepts donations from Indian residents and foreign nationals.

The donor can choose to donate any amount of money and sponsor provision packages including staples like wheat, rice, onion, tur dal and medical essentials like soap, crocin and more.

How can I Pay?

UPI, VISA, MasterCard, RuPay, NEFT, RTGS, IMPS

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6. Zomato Feeding India

Zomato – one of the biggest food delivery services operating across India offers food assistance for families affected by COVID – 19. A non-profit organization started in 2014, Zomato’s ‘Feed the Daily Wager’ campaign offers meal kits for families across multiple cities including Gurugram and Delhi. Each meal kit contains a combination of wheat flour, rice, pulses, etc., and costs a bare minimum amount of Rs.500 and can feed a family of five for a week.

The campaign has so far raised more than Rs.25 crores. The donor can simply choose from various donation buckets amounting to Rs.500, Rs.1500 Rs.2500 and support 1 family, 3 families and 5 families respectively. Other than this, donor can also donate a sum convenient to them by clicking on the ‘Other’ tab.

How can I Pay?

PayU Money, VISA, MasterCard

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7. DonateKart

DonateKart features numerous donation campaigns for daily wagers, village residents, senior generation as well as for stray animals. A community for both – donors and NGOs, DonateKart maintains full transparency in online donations. Browse through the campaigns and select the goods and quantity you wish to donate, pay for the same and sit back as they work towards distributing the products and making the world a better place to live. DonateKart even allows the donors to chat with them on Whatsapp in case they find themselves stuck anywhere.

This online platform allows people to donate food and products instead of cash.

How can I Pay?

PayU Money, VISA, MasterCard, Credit/Debit Cards, Net Banking, Wallets, UPI, Paytm

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8. Animals Matter to Me

Animals Matter to Me is a non-profit organization committed to providing a better lifestyle and food to stray dogs, cats, birds and all kinds of species. The funds will be used towards purchasing dog food, cat food, food and water bowls, masks, sanitizers and many more essentials that are required while feeding animals. This foundation is based in Malad, Mumbai and offers services like Adoption, Animal Shelter, Medical Treatment of animals etc.

The fund has so far raised more than Rs.1 Lakh and is all set to support the pawsome species with its efforts.

How can I Pay?

Credit/Debit Cards, Net Banking, Paytm & UPI

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9. Pawsitive Hearts

A campaign run by People For Animals organization, ‘Pawsitive Hearts’ aims to feed stray animals and help them survive through this crisis. With this campaign, People For Animals aims to set up feeding centres pan India and creating an ecosystem where donors can provide funds which will be used to purchase food and water for animals.

This fund seeks donations and is yet to reach its target of Rs.10 Lakh.

How can I Pay?

Credit/Debit Cards, Net Banking, Paytm & UPI

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10. Give India

At present, Give India is running two campaigns on its website. Here, you can donate funds to help the families of daily wagers, donate towards arranging COVID – 19 protection kits, or do both as per your choice. These campaigns aim at raising funds for the purchase of essentials, ration, health and hygiene kits for the temporarily unemployed sector of our society. The contributions start at Rs.500 and can be made for any amount that the donor wishes to donate.

Give India also runs some campaigns in association with brands like Flipkart, CGI and Xiaomi and has so far raised more than 4 Crores through these campaigns.

How can I Pay?

Credit/Debit Cards, Cheque, Net Banking, Online Banking via selected Banks

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We have contributed our bit, have you? If not, do it now and show that humanity persists in our world. Take a step ahead and contribute a part of your share to those in need.

A curious shutterbug, Niharika has a penchant for all things new. An ardent animal lover and a literature enthusiast, she loves writing fiction and creating her own world of words. Apart from her pure love for Maggi, her perseverance for doing things her way is something that defines her persona. She’s often found around the greens, gazing at the sky or cherishing music while at work.

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