Why

Pledge-A-Blanket?

More than a million people suffer from cold wave during winter season every year in India, especially in northern regions. The reason that people suffer and sometime die during chilling winter is poverty. They can’t afford a blanket. During this time of distress we pledge to stand by people in need as fellow Indians. Go-for-Change will run a campaign named as “Pledge-a-Blanket” for 90 days concentrating in northern regions. We aim at reaching out to more than 1,00,000 most needy people with a good quality piece of blanket for each one of them.

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How Does It Work?

You buy a blanket from our site and select a state in which you like this to be donated.
The blanket donated by you will ship from manufacturing facility in Panipat to the distribution partner for your selected location.
Distribution partner will update events of distribution of blanket and you will be notified through GfC.
You will be informed about the place and time of donation.

Why Should You Trust Us?

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2017
December

Created By: Indi-Genius

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Dates: 07 Dec, 03:05 PM – 08 Dec, 03:05 PM

Location: Panipat, Haryana, India

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Reach Out Before Their Hopes Are Frozen
  • Jaipur

    16°C

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  • Delhi

    13°C

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  • Ranchi

    17°C

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  • Patna

    17°C

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  • Kadapa

    22°C

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  • Basti

    14°C

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  • Nellore

    23°C

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  • Hamirpur

    11°C

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  • Berhampur

    22°C

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  • Noida

    13°C

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  • Kangra

    13°C

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  • Gurgaon

    13°C

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  • Varanasi

    17°C

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  • Rishikesh

    11°C

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  • Purnia

    17°C

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  • Pacora

    14°C

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  • Dehradun

    13°C

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  • Rajgarh

    19°C

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  • Navrangpur

    13°C

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  • Lucknow

    14°C

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  • Birbhum

    18°C

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  • Haridwar

    11°C

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  • Maharajganj

    15°C

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  • Saheb Ganj

    18°C

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  • Lalitpur

    17°C

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  • Santragachi

    20°C

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This Platform For Social Change Is Seeking Blanket Donations To Keep The Poor Warm This Winter

Winters may spell warmth and cosiness, but not to everyone.

A study published in the British journal The Lancet in 2015 revealed that cold weather is 20 times as deadly as hot weather.

According to data obtained from the Open Government Data (OGD) platform of Government of India by India Spend, 10,933 Indians have died of cold between 2001 and 2014. That makes for an average death count of 781 Indians every year, due to harsh winters.

Frequently Asked Questions

It is true that the cost of blankets in a wholesale market is lower than ₹ 475 as mentioned in our appeal and therefore this question is very important. Our intention is not to make any profit from this campaign, however we have to make sure that costs related to promotion of campaign, engagement of essential talent, packaging and transportation, administration in distribution and all essential taxes are covered when we make an appeal. We believe that a cost when shared by every individual becomes no burden for anyone. The cost toward manufacturing and promotion is about 60% of the total cost, logistics costs about 10%, the operational cost (monitoring, travel and people’s cost) is about 20% and we provide 10% cost to our charity partners as grant for them to manage the effective distribution of blankets and ensure appropriate reporting on the same.

We have identified blankets that are made with 50% wool and 50% other material. Each blanket is of 1.5 kgs weight and in size it is 130 cms X 220 cms. These blankets are strong enough to protect person in 0 degree or near 0 degree temperatures.

Blanket is something that unprivileged communities use as multi-utility instrument. A blanket can be used by more number of family members, which is not possible with clothes.

This is a limitation of our current technology. We are using our online market place and this feature is there by default. In addition we need your address for the purpose of invoicing. Don’t worry, blanket will not come to your house. It will go to the charity partner in a State that you have selected at the time of sponsoring it.

We are open to such requests, provided you help us with the logistic costs to pick up the old clothes from your home and transport them to the place of beneficiaries. Though we are constrained by resources at this point in time to make unconditional acceptance of your offer, we are working on this to make it easy for you to contribute without any cost to you.

With help of our charity partners we have identified pockets, places and institutions where blankets will be used. 90% of blankets will be distributed in shelter homes, hospitals, orphanages, elderly care homes and other such institutions to make sure that blankets are not misused.

Texsaa International is our sourcing partner and Blue Dart is our official logistics partner. Every Saturday we place an order to our sourcing partner based on the number of blankets sponsored. These blankets are ready for dispatch within 3-4 working days. Once packs are ready for dispatch, we issue notification to Blue Dart for pick up. It takes about 24 hours for Blue Dart to pick up. The distance from our sourcing facility in Panipat of course determines the time and date of delivery. We notify you through your email id on the status of your sponsored blankets on following points:

  • a. When your sponsored blanket is ready for dispatch.
  • b. When your sponsored blanket is delivered to the charity partner.
  • c. When your sponsored blanket is scheduled for distribution.
  • d. When your sponsored blanket is distributed to the end beneficiary.

Not really. There are always possibilities for improvements and learning. We are conscious of the fact that we may encounter situations that are difficult and we may make mistakes. In order to learn from them and improve our operations and use them for our future campaigns we are engaging a competent third party to monitor the whole process and document it. We will publish this document on our portal on closure of the campaign.

Akshaya Patra is an incredible organisation serving 1.6 million children a wholesome meal to ensure that none of them drop from education because of hunger. Simple act of ensuring nutritious meal during school hours has long term impact in ensuring learned and educated next generation. Akshaya Patra candidly responded to our request in helping us with distribution of blankets through their kitchens in Lucknow and Vrindavan. We are supporting Akshaya Patra with 2 meals on your behalf as our token of gratitude for their support in in this campaign.

We had a very transparent and open system of selecting our charity partners. We have not only verified their legal status through submitted documentation but we have also studied the track record of each of our charity partner. In some cases we have also talked to agencies working with these charity partners and have taken their opinion before making selection.

At this point in time we have selected organisations that we want to work with. We can appreciate your interest but you will have to wait until we extend our reach. In case we decide to extend our reach and add more partners we will make announcement on popular websites.

Though we prefer every one to sponsor at least one blanket, we understand that not every one can or even want to sponsor a blanket. We respect you in either case. However, you can still help us in sharing our appeal in your social media, encouraging your network of friends, families through your Whatsapp to sponsor a blanket or you can also help us connecting with right people who can help us escalate this campaign.

When you sponsor in bulk, you help us reduce our per blanket promotion and distribution cost and we pass on that benefit to you. 100 and more than 100 blankets is a bulk sponsorship for us and we charge ₹ 375 for sponsorship of bulk. In case you wish to sponsor bulk, just use our website and fill a short form and click on submit. We will receive a notification and we will help you place bulk order with discounted rate.

Yes. We can help you with tax relief through our charity partners. Kindly get in touch with us for the same.