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What to Donate Apart From Money to Old Age Home and Orphanage in India

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Whatever goods you donate — as long as it is in good working condition and unexpired — is probably useful. But we should devote some thought to what we donate and strive to donate items which are overlooked, and satisfy unfilled needs.

In this article, we’ll give some suggestions regarding how we can donate apart from money to orphanages and old age homes.

Many people think, to donate to a charity, only money should be donated but you are welcome to donate goods too. Money can be used by the beneficiary to buy anything, but there are many other things to donate which we’ll explore in the next section.


Before which lets take a look at some interesting facts. Foreign countries like the UK, USA have more recycle value for used articles… but most of them tend to give it away but when it comes to India, people tend to sell it to the ‘recycle store’ rather than donating.

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Support SERUDS Old Age Home and Orphanage

SERUDS Happy Old Age Home for abandoned & destitute women in Kurnool District of Andhra Pradesh, is fully free and funded solely through donations. Home shelters 30 old age women.

You can also sponsor our orphanage children for their education or living expenses.

Seruds Children’s Home is a registered Child Care Institution

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Here are some ideas to donate without money to Old Age Home and Orphans in India

Donate Old Clothes or Blankets:

We can donate our old clothes, bed, fans, blankets, sweaters, shawls, napkins, home vessels and many more things. This winter is really harsh for people who barely have clothes to keep them warm. Your old trash can be their treasure.

Donate Time and Saplings:

Donating happiness is the most powerful way to give.

As  old age people undergo great difficulties in life and lack love, affection and care it always leads to mental stress.

You can donate your time by visiting our Happy Old Age Home and spend time with the grannies. The elders need companionship and emotional support.

You can donate saplings, seeds and plants to the garden of old age homes. It creates a peaceful environment for them. Studies have shown that spending time in nature helps in depression.

Donate Food

If a poor and destitute old person is provided at least one wholesome meal in a day, she has a chance to face the challenges of her hard life..You may choose to sponsor mid-day meals for one month for the elders. You can contribute food material like rice, lentils, vegetables, etc.

Education Material:
Education is an investment, which will pay the interest of knowledge until the end. India is getting educated, but there are many uneducated children here. You can donate notebooks, pens, pencils, school bags, water bottles, lunch boxes, interesting novels to read and Craft supplies (scissors, colored pencils, stationary, stickers… etc.). You are welcome to donate items like Library Books (reference books, novels, children’s story books.

Donate Old Furniture:
We usually lack chairs and beds and in our old age home, many elders are advised to sleep on the bed, so we can happily accept any piece of such old furniture as it might help our elderly people so much. Benches, tables, chairs are useful for our orphanage.

Medical Kit: Consider donating COVID safety kits : masks, gloves, disinfectants. Also Band-Aids, ointments, medicated wipes and bandages are useful to treat minor injuries.

Bicycles :
Do you have an old bicycle in running condition? It is useful for children to go to school from our Orphanage.

Smart Phones:
You quite possibly upgrade your cell phone every year or two. Instead of piling up used devices in a drawer, consider donating all but one backup phone. Your old phones are very useful for people who do not have a phone. Consider donating a smart phone for children to attend online classes.

Toys and Sports Equipment
In Seruds Orphanage, we have children from 6 to 17 years old. There’s a time to work and there’s a time to play, as the saying goes. Our children are lively and active, and love to play. Please feel free to donate Toys (Lego, dolls, cars… etc.) and Sports equipment (roller skates, balls, badminton rackets… etc.).

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Summing up

So, we can clearly say that donations can be easily made by giving away our old articles or belongings.

There’s another easy way of helping without even giving anything. Just talk about us on your social media profiles. Even that is a contribution one can make.

For People who want to make monetary gift, Click to make a donation to SERUDS

For people who want to donate goods, write to us at or Tweet us to @SERUDS