Jaipur ki Jhappi 2017-18
Living in India, we have always been sensitized towards the less fortunate. Sharing extra food and giving away inessential clothes is part of our upbringing. However, it is not always easy to find the right outlets to help the people in need.
FS Foundation has taken on one such initiative. Each year Jaipur witnesses a harsh winter and in those times it is tearful to watch homeless people suffer. FS Foundation calls it ‘Jaipur Ki Jhappi’. People are urged to give out warm clothes for children, women and men which they can use to shelter themselves from the old.
Started last year, the initiative received a great response. People all over Jaipur participated in the movement. Thus FS Foundation continued the initiative this year as well. 25 centres were identified across Jaipur and people were asked to deposit their warm clothes there.
The initiative 'Jaipur ki Jhappi' is to extend and distribute warmth to those in need. An idea of donating clothes is a warm gesture which is as good as a kind hug. It is, in a way, a 'Jhappi' (Hug) to them by the people of Jaipur. It is for those thousands of homeless people living on the streets of Jaipur. It is an initiative to help them by doing our bit, by donating our old warm clothes and blankets. The gesture received a hearty response in its first year and thus FS Foundation decided to make it an annual initiative. This year again, Jaipur ki Jhappi received great love and appreciation by the people and it collected 12,000 plus clothes and distributed it to the needy people of Jaipur, Delhi and Ranthambore. FS Foundation hopes that in years to come more and more people join this initiative & make Jaipur ki Jhappi a mass movement to benefit the most.
Jaipur ki Jhappi 2016-17
Collecting old warm clothes/blankets and distributing them among the poor
Jaipur experiences somewhere close to 10-11 degrees or less in terms of cold during winters. This is really cold for the homeless or for those who cannot afford warm clothes or blankets to shelter themselves. Temperatures are about to drop further but the astonishing fact is that every year, winters claim a number of lives, and mostly the homeless ones are the victims.
FS Foundation initiates a unique and much-needed social drive named ‘Jaipur ki Jhappi’. It aims at collecting old warm clothes/blankets and distributing them among the poor, needy and homeless people.
‘Jaipur ki Jhappi’ is an initiative to extend and distribute warmth to those in need. A gesture of donating clothes is a warm gesture which is as good as a kind hug. It is, in a way, a ‘Jhappi’ (Hug) to them by the people of Jaipur. It is for those thousands of homeless people living on the streets of Jaipur. It is a massive movement to help them by doing our bit, by donating our old warm clothes & blankets.
Various collection centers are set-up across the city of Jaipur where you can dump your old clothes and help somebody on the streets survive through the winters. For you, it is just an old piece of cloth, while for someone, it can be a life-saving gesture. Jaipur, it’s your turn to give someone a ‘Jaipur ki Jhappi’.