Residents of Dwarka donated clothes, utensils, medicines and money to the poor at a collection camp organised by Goonj, an NGO, at Sector 4 on January 29. The camp, set up near Modern Convent School, in front of Green Heaven Apartments, was the second of its kind this year.
City Spidey interacted with volunteers and residents at the camp.
"I am happy that Goonj came up with this initiative," said Dipa Kakkar, a senior citizen who lives in Green Heaven Apartments. "Sometimes, people want to help the needy but don't know how to go about it. This camp gave them the perfect platform to do so. One of my friends told me about this camp and I have donated something for the first time. It feels good knowing I could be of help to someone in need."
Arvind Agrawal, a volunteer with Goonj and a resident of New Millennium Apartments, Sector 23, said they had been organising such camps since 2005. "Our collection camps are really successful," said Agrawal. "Each of our camps collects enough goods to fill two trucks. The turnout this time, too, was phenomenal. There were several residents who came in cars laden with goods to give away. And there were people from all age groups donating something or the other. We also make it a point to make people aware of how they can help the deprived sections of society at our camps."
A resident of Brahma Apartments, Sector 7, and a volunteer with Goonj, Vishal Lall, said, "I have been working with Goonj for 10 years now. Even after all these years, every camp is memorable, as it is such a proud, yet humbling feeling to serve society."