These days, people spend a lot of their income on cloths. They are ready to pay a large portion of their income on newly designed cloths and fabrics. Many high and medium income groups are found buying cloths as soon as they arrive in market. As a result, heap of cloths are being collected causing problem of storage and management. There are people, who do not put on the same clothes for more than once. There are people having too many cloths, causing them problem to store also they cannot throw them away. If they give such once used cloths to other people, many people having no clothes to wear would be benefitted greatly. However, in our cultural context, people desiring to donate cloths have fear that if the recipient of such cloths would feel humiliated. Such cultural psychological challenges have hindered reuse of such once used but usable cloths by the needy ones.
Then there is a question. Is there no solution of such problem? Yes there is solution. And the solution is Cloth Distribution Programme /Cloth Bank.
Cloth Bank provides a common forum to all the generous people to donate their once used cloths (but the generous people may donate new or never used cloths too). When a sufficient quantity of cloths is collected, we manages its distribution to the needy people. Giving something free of cost is really a very hard work. So there may be chance of giving away very old and tattered clothes. We also urges to people to make donation only such cloths which are in usable condition. So people must be conscious before making donation if the buttons and zips of the shirts and trousers are intact or not, if such cloths have been washed or not respecting the dignity of the recipient. We collects once used or never used cloths in different ways and they are stored in office. They are separated according to the size and types of clothes so that they can be sent to the needy place easily.
We also believe that if needy people are provided with cloths donated from generous people, those needy people may use their money allocated for cloths in the education and health of their children. As a result our society would have more educated and healthy people too.
(Estimated cost : Normally this type of work do not require any money but a dedicated class of people who undertake such responsibility yet we prefer little contribution to manage such a work depending upon the people who are interested in the activity and type of programme.)