Goonj Material collection camp held in Dwarka

Goonj  would like to thank Dwarkaites for their overwhelming response, contribution and generous support for the material collection camp held on  20th Feb. 2011 (Sunday) at Infront of New Millenium Apartments, Sector-23, Dwarka. Material of one container (Full size truck) + one cargo Maruti van was collected during the camp. All sections of society including celebrity, senior citizen, professional, school children, Engineering college students, etc. contributed material, volunteered actively the collection camp. Famous international fashion designer and celebrity Sanjna Jon also volunteered, actively participated and supported Goonj’s campaign for the noble cause.
Goonj (Winner of NGO of the year 2007 award and other recognitions) is serving society since Feb. 1999 and for the same celebrating its 12thAnniversary on 27th February, which will include participation of volunteers/team members/well wishers from all across india to share the experience. Goonj’s initiate are proactive with the fact that India is a country where disaster is not required to be helped, as half of India even do not need disaster to be helped.
Goonj’s Initiatives 
Vastra- Samman- A nationwide movement highlighting cloth as a basic need and a mark of dignity
Cloth for Work – Villagers get clothes as motivation for initiating development activities in their own area.
School to School- Sensitising urban schools to the educational needs of their counterparts in remote village schools. Channelizing school material from one end to the other by building a long term relationship among them.
Not Just a piece of cloth- Turning old cotton cloth into sanitary napkins for women in slums and villages.
Rahat– Reaching relief and supporting victims of natural and manmade disasters.
Recycling: a step ahead – Making notebooks, school bags, skipping ropes, balls, sitting mats, bottle bags etc. from waste paper, cloth & audio tapes.

Goonj’s Recognitions 
* May’10: GOONJ wins Innovation for India Award
* March’10: GOONJ wins Jamnalal Bajaj CFBP Award for ‘Fair Practices’
* Oct’09: ‘Cloth for Work’ wins Lien i3 Challenge Award
* June’09: ‘Not just a piece of cloth’ wins Changemakers Innovation Award
* March’09: CNN IBN’s ‘Real Heros’ Award to Mr. Anshu Gupta in women welfare segment.
March’08: GOONJ won the prestigious ‘India NGO of the year’ Award. In a nationwide search & selection by Resource Alliance.
* May’07: GOONJ’s sanitary napkin project ‘Not just a piece of cloth’ wins World Bank’s Global Development Market Place Award. Out of 2900 entries from across the globe, only 22 projects won the award.
* July’07: GOONJ’s first initiative “VASTRA-SAMMAN” recognized as one of ‘The Good Practices’ in Dubai International Awards.
* 2006: Won the prestigious Changemakers Innovation Award, the second time, for our disaster relief initiative ‘RAHAT’.
* 2004: Prestigious Ashoka Fellowship to Anshu Gupta, for his innovative idea & its mass social impact.
* 2004: GOONJ wins Changemakers Innovation Award for its “SCHOOL to SCHOOL” initiative, addressing the educational needs of resource starved village schools by forging a long term relationship between urban & rural schools.