Clothing project targets poor
The Amerha and Sarkat Shabab initiatives have commenced the Kalbonian Project, an endeavor to collect secondhand clothes to distribute to the needy.
Project organizers determined dropoff location for clothing, and donated items will be categorized based on age and gender. Clothing will then be laundered and distributed.
Khawla Al-Ariqi, the project’s coordinator, said clothing won’t be distributed until the group decides exactly who will receive the items.
“Visits will be paid to their residence, and the poor will be shortlisted to be given cards in order to receive the clothes,” Al-Ariqi said.
Ilham Noman, the project’s manager, said 300 families in Al-Sawad village were targeted in 2010, the project’s first year.
“The main purpose of this project is a charity to alleviate the suffering of impoverished families in Sana’a; the secondary aim is to encourage youth to launch projects of this kind to combat poverty,” Noman said.
Al-Ariqi said this year’s project would be implemented in Aden and Hodeida governorates, adding that many youth have enthusiastically volunteered to join the coordinating team because they believe in such charitable projects.
Donations can be dropped off in Sana’a at the Bader Foundation building on Hadda Street.