Every year, countless people face the harsh realities of poverty, homelessness, and displacement. Among the many challenges they face, one basic need often overlooked is clothing.
Project Generous 1.0 was an initiative executed by the Rotaract Club of Kandy, partnering up with Child Action Lanka, that sought to transform lives through the donation of used clothes and other necessary items like stationary, toys, etc for much-needed communities around Kandy. The mission of this project was to collect gently used clothing items from generous donors in the community and distribute them to individuals and families facing economic challenges or other difficult circumstances. Our goal was to provide clothing to those in need, while also promoting sustainability and reducing waste by extending the lifecycle of clothing items.
A wide range of clothing items, including but not limited to, shirts, pants, dresses, jackets, shoes, and accessories were collected. Donors were able to drop off their gently used clothes at designated collection points. Once the donations were collected, our team of dedicated volunteers carefully sorted, cleaned and organized the clothing items. Each item was inspected to ensure they are in good condition and suitable for distribution.
The collected items were divided and donated to Child Action Lanka in Kandy and an underprivileged community in Hanthana. The specific clothing requirements, including age, gender, size, and seasonal needs, were taken into consideration when donating the items to individuals.
Through our collaborative efforts with donors, volunteers, and local partner organizations, we were able to make a positive impact on the lives of those in need, while promoting sustainability and reducing waste.
The impact of our project goes beyond simply providing clothing. The individuals who received the clothing and other items were much glad and thankful.
Together, we can make a difference by extending the lifecycle of clothing items and bringing comfort, dignity, and hope to those who need it most.