Pens pencils and other bits - where to take them?

#1 Mar 16th, 2012, 04:31
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Hi,
I am putting together a box of goodies (pens,pencils,paper,toothbrush es,soap,flannels and so on)that I would like to give to a local charity in either Delhi or Varanasi.The problem I have is that we are very short on time to be able to deliver these things. Can anyone suggest a charity that could you these things that has a central dropping off spot in either place? Also if there are other things I could bring that would be of some use please let me know - friends are keen to help out as well!
#2 Mar 16th, 2012, 04:41
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Try Salaam Baalak trust in delhi. They are very close to Paharganj.
http://www.salaambaalaktrust.com/Contact.asp
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Have looked at the web site and looks good,looking at the map I have no idea how far this is from the New Delhi station - any idea? We are catching a train from the station so it would be great to drop off everything before we start touring around. I will contact the charity to see if there is anything else they could use.
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Best would be to contact the Charity. Maybe they can come and meet you some where close to the ND Rly station.
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For future tourists who are thinking of bringing pens and pencils from their home countries to give here:

It's a waste of the transportation to bring pens, pencils and notebooks from your home country. If you find a school or charity to give such things to, you can and should support the local economy by buying these items locally.

Instead, consider bringing things that are not so common locally. In my experience, art supplies are less available to children here, so nice coloured pencils and those intensely coloured paint crayons are not available locally. Or, bring nicely illustrated children's books in simple English, both story books and non-fiction.

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