Donating Clothes and Toys

annadana-1j.jpg[ Photo: Four year old Jagu Munda from
Randia village receives a new winter blanket. ]

As you can see from the photos on this site, the children and even adults whom we are feeding are also in great need of clothes. Most of them come wearing only a pair of old shorts. It would be a great service if you could organize a collection of old clothes from your friends or relatives, and send them directly to our Ashram in Orissa at the following address:

Bhaktivedanta Ashram,
At – Kuansh,
P.O. – Bhadrak,
District – Bhadrak
Pin – 756 100

The cheapest way to send them would be to book them by train (within India), or by surface post from outside of India. Please include your email address when sending any donation.

We do not recommend sending used clothes by air mail, as the cost of the postage is usually more than it would cost for us to purchase new clothes here. A new set of clothes for a child will cost us around $4.00 USD to purchase in India, so if the postage is very high, you may consider just donating the postage money for us to buy new clothes for the children. If you would like to donate for clothes you can use the box on the right.

We are especially in need of toys to distribute to the children. If you have any old toys that you can send to us we would greatly appreciate it. The children will be so happy to play with whatever you can send. It is common for the poor children to make balls to play with out of rolled up plastic bags tied together with a string. You can’t imagine how happy they would be to receive any type of toy, even if it is partially damaged or broken.

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