“Spread the Warmth” Agewell’s Campaign for Destitute
Commissioner of Police, Delhi will flag off on 17th December 2011
New Delhi, 15th December, 2011: Mr. B K Gupta, Commissioner of Police, Delhi will flag off distribution drive of Agewell Foundation’s special winter campaign for destitute and elderly people living in Delhi & NCR on 17th December 2011 at 11 a.m. from Delhi Police Headquarters, ITO, New Delhi.
Agewell Foundation has been conducting a special campaign “Spread the Warmth” during winters for last couple of years amongst destitute elderly to protect them from chilling cold and save their life. This year, Agewell Foundation has targeted to benefit over 100,000 older persons of Delhi & NCR through this initiative. Last year over 30000 destitute old persons had benefitted across Delhi & NCR. So far Agewell Foundation has collected over 50000 pieces of woolens through its collection points spread across Delhi & NCR and distributed them amongst 15000 needy people.
In its endeavour to protect all underprivileged old people living in Delhi & NCR from severe cold conditions ahead, this year Agewell Foundation appeals to all citizens and educational, religious, cultural, social & business organizations to come forward and collect woolens from home, neighbors, family friend, relatives, etc. and distribute them among destitute people to protect them from bone-chilling cold. If it’s not practical for them, they can give their old/unused/spare woolens to Agewell Foundation for distribution amongst older persons.
Speaking about the initiative, Himanshu Rath, Chairman of the Agewell Foundation said, “It’s our social responsibility to take care of destitute elderly, who are forced to live in inhuman conditions and face cruelty of nature. Warmth is the most wanted thing for them during winters.”
At this stage, Agewell Foundation also appeals to organizations, involved in manufacturing/marketing of old age related products, health nutrients, medicines, etc. to extend their support for destitute older persons to keep them warm and healthy. They can deliver donated goods/products at our office for further distribution among needy older persons through our volunteers.
About Agewell FoundationAgewell Foundation is a not-for-profit NGO which has been working for the welfare and empowerment of older persons since 1999.Agewell has set up a two-tier network of over 6500 primary and 75000 secondary volunteers spread across 540 districts of India besides successfully operating its on-going programs i.e. Agewell Helpline for Older Persons, Employment Exchange for Older Persons, Centre for Research & Advocacy for Needs & Rights of Older Persons, etc. Presently Agewell interacts with over 25000 older persons and other concerned people on daily basis through its volunteers’ network. Recognizing the work being done by Agewell, Economic & Social Council (ECOSOC) has granted Special Consultative Status to Agewell Foundation at United Nations.