To give an underprivileged person a pair of clothes is as good as dressing him with self-respect. With this objective we distribute usable clothes and garments to the poorest of the poor children, women and men of all ages across India. In order to reach out to more poor and needy people, we distribute these garments through a network of various institutions. They in turn distribute the garments to individual beneficiaries.
In India, 60-70 % of the poor and the tribal population living in remote and backward parts of the country do not have adequate clothes to cover their bodies. Their children barely have anything to wear and often succumb to death as they can’t bear the harsh climatic conditions. To address this issue, Shirdi Sai Baba Temple Society popularly known as Sai Dham collects useable and unsoiled old clothes, footwear, blankets, utensils, toys etc. which remain unutilized in urban households due to changing fashion, colour fade or size mismatch.
At Sai Dham, the clothes are washed, pressed, packed and dispatched, along with other donated materials, to the far flung villages where the poor are battling severe cold, cyclones, floods year after year. Torn cotton clothes, cut pieces and cuttings (Katran) are recycled into sanitary napkins. Packets full of sanitary napkins are also dispatched with the clothes and other materials to improve the health and hygiene of the womenfolk of the backward areas.