The Woolly Mammoth Project: 14 December 2013

Homeless

One organisation is looking to inspire people to help the poor and disenfranchised by encouraging others to donate their woollen clothing.

Author Ajay Pal Singh Chabba -, 12.13.13

One organisation is looking to inspire people to help the poor and disenfranchised by encouraging others to donate their woollen clothing.

As life in the 21st century becomes ever busier, it’s easy to let some of the most important things in life i.e. family and friends, slide. If we can barely find time for our loved ones, what about those in the community who also require our care and support?

I am talking about the nameless poor faces that we get to see every day and whom we often bypass or ignore because they are beggars or are voiceless. Do they actually hold any position in our busy schedule or are they just a nuisance to the society? Have we ever been able to acknowledge their existence? It’s not these people who made themselves “them”, it’s us who separated them away from “Us” and gave them a different identity and named it “them”. With a number of factors contributing to poverty and homelessness, chances are they never got a chance to form their own identity.

If not every day, we could just try once to find who they actually are, what their story is.

“If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.”― Dalai Lama XIV

Tomorrow, 14 December R.O.P.I.O Foundation is calling for an effort to connect ourselves with the homeless in our neighbourhood, in our very own society or on our way to work. They are there, all we need to do is to open our eyes wider, acknowledge them, and greet them with a smile. R.O.P.I.O Foundation’s ‘The Woolly Mammoth project’ looks to collect and distribute used woollens to homeless people as the winter starts to mark its presence in India and worldwide.

The drive will be to collect used woollens and distribute them to those who brave the cold on the roads, to pass it on from people with plenty to those with very little. The purpose of the project is to be able to connect with these people in a personal way, interact and engage with them and bring a smile to their face.

In Delhi, the R.O.P.I.O team itself will be conducting the drive tomorrow from 9:30 am onwards and the meeting point will be #A-71, Ramesh Nagar, New Delhi. For more details please check out the R.O.P.I.O foundation’s Website or also feel free to directly contact their volunteer Murphy or Ankit at +919990376877/+919968554389.

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” – Mahatma Gandhi

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