UrbanClap partnered with Opinio and Goonj
Over the past few days we’ve seen Chennai suffering in the wake of the floods that paralysed the city. Now the water levels are receding, but there’s still a lot that needs to be done before the city can get back to normal. UrbanClap, India’s largest services marketplace, has partnered with Opinio and Goonj, to make sure that the right assistance reaches the people who need it the most.
All that is needed from the public is to gather up the supplies they need to donate, place a request in the Chennai Relief category on the UrbanClap app, and one of the partner Opinio pilots will reach out to them to pick up their contribution.
Abhiraj Singh Bhal, Co-founder, UrbanClap, said, “The people of Chennai need your help and we all have things that we don’t need that can be very helpful for them. We encourage all to use the UrbanClap to donate items such as clothing, bedding, utensils and essential items to help the people of Chennai.”
How can people contribute?
People in Delhi or Bangalore can open the UrbanClap App and click on the Chennai Relief category at any time on Wednesday and Thursday and state the time when their contributions can be picked up on Friday and Saturday, and an Opinio ground pilot will receive the information on his phone and come to their pickup location to accept the contributions for free. These contributions will then be deposited safely to the Goonj collection points.
How It Works?
- On Wednesday and Thursday, December 9th and 10th, open up the UrbanClap app at any time
- Don’t have UrbanClap? Click here to download the app.
- Select the Chennai Relief category on the app and fill in the details of your contribution
- Our Opinio partner pilot will come to your pickup location to accept your contributions for FREE.
- At the end of the activity, each vehicle will drop off all collected supplies to the Goonj collection points. They’ll make sure it reaches those who need it most.
What Can Be Contributed?
Here are a few things that are urgently needed:
- Clothes & bedding (blankets, sarees, bedsheets, jeans, woolens)
- Dry ration (rice, pulses, spices, biscuits milk powder, sugar, tea leaves)
- Essential items (sanitary napkins, water purifier tablets, charged power banks, candles, toiletries)
- School supplies