Let’s face it. Most of the time, the clothes that we wear on our wedding day, are generally those that we might rarely ever wear again.
And that’s exactly what the Zawaj Charitable Trust in Mangaluru, Karnataka, is banking on.
The organisation reaches out to newly-weds and solicit their wedding clothes. They then distribute those clothes to those from underprivileged backgrounds.
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Apart from distributing to the needy, they have also looked to helping people on special occasions. On that account, the group has already donated two sarees each to 39 brides hailing from underprivileged backgrounds, and a suit for the groom as well.
Ismail Kana who is the president of the Trust spoke to Times of India about the initiative saying, “Most couples do not use their wedding clothes after wearing it for two or three times. They should donate such clothes to the poor. I sought the cooperation of friends through social media networks. As a result, the Zawaj Charitable Trust was formed on February 28 after a meeting at Surathkal.”
While in the beginning the foundation collected clothes directly from donors, now they will be placing bins outside Masjids so anyone willing to donate clothing can do so freely. A collection box has already been placed in front of the Kutchi Memon Masjid at Bunder (an area in Mangaluru).
The logistics of how the trust would function started small with nothing more than a WhatsApp group and now the group has burgeoned enough, and the members are planning to expand operations in districts across Karnataka.
If you are interested in donating clothing, contact the group through these numbers: 9686584868 or 9164435578