Tuesday Mar 31, 2020
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:
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
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
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.
Email: [email protected]
Bank Name: Bank Alfalah Limited
Title of Account: Human Development Foundation - Donation
Bank Account Number: 00351002493468
Swift Code: ALFHPKKA
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.
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
The organisation, based out of Karachi, is working to provide rations to poor workers.
The Foundation’s details can be found on their website:
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
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.
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.
The welfare organisation has been providing basic necessities to underprivileged people for two decades.
Numbers: +92 (21) 111-153-153, +92 (21) 34852055-60
The organisation works in several sectors including ration and ambulances.