Be generous with giving away your wedding wear: Trust

Most of the times, the wedding dresses of the people hang in closets, carefully cleaned and preserved. Have you ever thought of donating the bridal wear for the poor? If yes, here is an opportunity.

A campaign has been started by eight members in this regard to help the poor. The unique initiative by the Zawaj Charitable Trust is leading the better privileged in society to donate clothes to the poor and the needy. The initiative shows that wedding dress could help and support the poor or provide a bride with her dream wedding gown after you are done wearing it.

Speaking to DH, one of the members Mohiuddeen said that the initiative was taken by Ismail of Kaana in Surathkal. The trust was started on February 28. “It was started as a WhatsApp group with like-minded youth from different parts of the district as members. When he told us about the initiative, we thought this was a really noble idea. The initiative is a charity where people can donate their old clothes, woollen warmers to the underprivileged. Those of us who have enough for ourselves can reach out to those who don’t,” said Mohiuddeen.

“After wearing the wedding clothes once or twice, most people keep them in cupboards and do not use them for the rest of their lives. Our WhatsApp group started a trust through which clothes will be collected across the state,” he explained.

“We have already collected 90 valuable wedding clothes. Word about the trust has spread through word of mouth and through WhatsApp messages among the people. Already 39 brides from poor backgrounds have been given two pairs of sarees and a groom was given a coat. People call us asking for clothes,” Mohiuddeen said.

The trust has kept a cloth bank at the Kutchi Memon Masjid in Bunder. “We are planning to place such cloth banks at strategic locations like Thokkottu, Surathkal and Udupi and also in malls. In the next two months, we will place at least 10 such cloth banks at different locations,” he said.

Not only wedding clothes, even other unused clothes are collected to be given among the poor, said the member.
DH News Service

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