December 23, 2010

Agewell’s Winter Initiative “SPREAD THE WARMTH”

For Destitute Older Persons

Agewell Foundation has initiated “Spread The Warmth” campaign to ensure no needy & destitute old person is deprived of warmth this year. Agewell has already started the process of mobilizing donation & collection of old/used woolens from across Delhi & NCR & distribution of woolens amongst poor & needy older persons.

Ironically, every year thousands of old, destitute and poor people die of the cold in India. On the other hand, most of us let our old woolens lie in cupboards and suitcases, unused. Agewell appeals to socially inclined individuals and socially responsible organizations to come forward and join hands with Agewell’s initiative.

Over the years, Agewell has been doing this collection from amongst its regular contributors. However with every passing year the demand for woolens is increasing (probably because of combined issue of increasing number of old people and relentless inflation) and the collection levels have been limited.

This year Agewell has set up Collection Points at all the Malls, Posh localities, Clubs, Residents Welfare Associations as well as select schools (while sensitizing the younger generation towards their responsibilities towards senior citizens) across Delhi NCR. Hundreds of Agewell volunteers spread across Delhi & NCR have been dedicating their time & efforts to make this initiative a great success.

Needless to say, the initiative is helping a very large number of Old People in facing the challenge of severe winter conditions.        

About Agewell

Agewell Foundation has been extending a helping hand to the destitute and needy older people of the country since 1999. Agewell is a consortium of 1500 NGO's spread across 540 districts with over 70000 dedicated  volunteers and extends a helping hand to 25000+ old people everyday. For more details about Agewell Foundation, you may visit our website at www.agewellfoundation.org .