December 2020 UPDATE:
Our dear GHARA supporters, in April we asked for your support to help us protect the most vulnerable in the Bengaluru community against the impacts of COVID-19. In doing so, we launched our new project for COVID-19 Emergency Relief Food Packs.
Our initial goals were to distribute 40 Food Packs to families in need, who were desperate for the basic necessities in these unprecedented times.
Thanks to your tremendous generosity, as of the end of DECEMBER 2020 we have exceeded those goals and delivered over 500 Food Packs!
These times have been challenging for all of us so to receive this level of support, we truly can’t thank you enough.
Each and every act of kindness is appreciated and is changing the lives of families and communities in a very real way. But, we are not done yet! While the situation is uncertain, we still aim to continue providing emergency relief for these families in the months to come.
For further information, and to see how to donate, check out our initial post below!
Our dear GHARA supporters, we hope you are well and staying safe in this extremely trying time.
The SITUATION: We at GHARA are committed to stopping the spread of COVID-19, and so have temporarily closed our GHARA Centre to protect our vulnerable clients and the community in Bengaluru. As similar support services close, thousands lose their jobs and many are left stranded, it is clear that the impact of COVID-19 in India has been devastating to the most vulnerable.
We are aware that GHARA's resources are needed now more than ever to protect the most vulnerable in our community against the impacts of COVID-19. While our Centre doors may be closed, we are NOT sitting back!
GHARA has launched a new project to meet the disaster currently unfolding. This project is not just about disability, but survival.
THE FOOD PACKS
We are organising emergency Food Packs to go to our clients’ families and desperate families across our network in Bengaluru. Our team is on the ground, personally distributing these Food Packs to the most vulnerable. Over the past week, we have very quickly sourced food suppliers and obtained special permission from the authorities for a delivery driver to distribute the Food Packs directly to the homes of each GHARA client, AND other families who need it most, as we encourage people to physically distance and remain safe.
Each Food Pack costs ₹1000 INR or $22.00 AUD. One Food Pack contains non-perishable items that can feed an entire family for a week! (A list of the groceries it contains is below).
So far we’ve committed to 40 Food Packs but WE NEED YOUR HELP to reach out to as many families as possible and to continue this effort for the foreseeable future. We are looking beyond the disability sector to provide emergency relief wherever and whenever we can!