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Tuesday Mar 31 2020
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Web Desk

Who to donate to during the coronavirus outbreak?

By
Web Desk

Some of us have the means to survive an indefinite lockdown. Others, such as the hourly wage workers, do not.

There is more we can do, collectively, than just practice social distancing during a pandemic. We can help people. Many organisations and individuals are working around the clock in Pakistan to bring food and other essentials to the hardest hit segments of the population. These organisations, doing good work, can use your money.

Geo.tv has compiled a list of organisations you can donate to in this hour of need:

Sindh govt's emergency fund

The Robin Hood Army

The volunteer-based group, made up of students and young professionals gets surplus food from restaurants to the less fortunate people at orphanages, old-age homes and public hospitals.

To date they have provided ration bags to over 5,000 plus families from March 18 in Karachi and Lahore. Here is how you can get in touch-

Number: 021-38693111, 03008861164

Email: [email protected]

Bank details: Askari Bank Limited

A/C title: Musa Ejaz Farrukh

A/C: 0110320233078

Salman Sufi Foundation

The Lahore-based Foundation is providing rations to daily wage workers in poor neighborhoods. Each ration bag costs Rs.3,000, which includes oil, daal, flour and rice.

Number: 0308 2935454

Human Development Foundation

The Foundation is providing food packages to those affected by the lockdown across the country. You can make a donation of Rs.1,000, Rs. 5,000 or more.

Number: 051-2270143-8

Email: [email protected]

Bank Name: Bank Alfalah Limited

Title of Account: Human Development Foundation - Donation

Bank Account Number: 00351002493468

IBAN: PK11ALFH00351002493468

Swift Code: ALFHPKKA

Edhi Foundation

Whatever the challenge, the Edhi Foundation is always up to the task. These days they need all the financial assistance to help those who need it the most.

Also read: Pakistan launches Corona WhatsApp Helpline in seven languages

The Orange Tree Foundation

The Foundation provides one ration bag to a family of six, which costs Rs.5,800. It is requesting people to send their donations to the following details

Number: 0300 0225519

Merit n Merit

The organisation, based out of Karachi, is working to provide rations to poor workers.

Number: 03122022224

Al Khidmat Foundation

The Foundation’s details can be found on their website:

https://alkhidmat.org/akf-donations.php

Prime Minister’s Relief Fund for Covid-19

Or you can donate directly to the government, which will go towards the state procuring more protective equipment for the doctors and essentials for hospitals, as well as provide a cash stipend to the most vulnerable.

Bank of Pakistan

Account No: 4162786786

Swift Code: NBPAPKKAMBR

Main Branch Karachi

Saylani Welfare Trust

The NGO is based in major cities across Pakistan and provides food to labourers and other underprivileged classes.

Numbers: UAN: 111-729-526, +92-311-1729526.

http://www.saylaniwelfare.com/Donation

CRSS compiles guide

Apart from donations, here is a step-by-step coronavirus set of guidelines by the Centre for Research and Security Studies for helping the masses.

Alamgir Welfare Trust International

The welfare organisation has been providing basic necessities to underprivileged people for two decades.

Numbers: +92 (21) 111-153-153, +92 (21) 34852055-60

https://www.alamgirwelfaretrust.com.pk/alamgir2013/eds.asp

Chhipa

The organisation works in several sectors including ration and ambulances.

Number: +92-21-111-111-134

https://www.chhipa.org/new/donate.php

Read in detail: Here is a step-by-step guide to coping with COVID-19 in Pakistan