The #ChennaiGives campaign is back. The date, September 4’th, 2016. September 5’th is the International day of Charity as declared by the UN. Last year, celebrities from Tinseltown provided all they could, to make the event a success. Organizations such as “The Hindu”, also joined and Uber picked and transported the charitable items for free.
If you are in the dark about #ChennaiGives, here goes. #ChennaiGives is a charity campaign conceptualized by Madras Round Table 1 where Chennaites are encouraged to give away clothes, books, games, DVDs, sporting equipment, household items, stationery and other items that can be used by the under privileged. The good news is that all the items are picked from your home and transported for free by Uber. All you need is call Uber on September 4’th using the Uber app on your phone and they’ll pick your items from your doorstep.
Check out the video below.
You can also follow the #ChennaiGives page on Facebook for more details at https://www.facebook.com/ChennaiGivesbyRTI/
In my previous post I mentioned the last company I worked for in my earlier post, Bahwan Cybertek, located in Thuraipakkam on the OMR (Old Mahabalipuram Road) and I have another reason for mentioning them in this post as well. At Bahwan, employees who have old clothes (not worn or torn but ones that are still usable) are encouraged to deposit them in a collection bin. These are then sent to us and we wash and dry them. BCT then distributes these clothes to the needy. We are happy to be part of this project.
After September 4’th, what?
If you have “clothes” to give away and you miss the September 4’th deadline, not to worry. At Laundroroom we’ll collect them for you. Just make sure you give us a call and we’ll pick them the next time you have a laundry load to give us. All you need is segregate the clothes to be given away into a separate bundle and mention about it to the person who comes to collect your regular laundry and we’ll do the rest. Just make sure you donate clothes that are wearable.