Hyderabad: In a quest to give something back to the society, 20-year-old Jattin Agarwal planned a clothes donation drive in Hyderabad and set a target of collecting 1,000 piece of clothes in a week.
All one had to do was give a missed call on 9999158930, and a “messenger” from Superman Delivers, a company founded by Jattin, would reach one’s doorstep to collect the clothes. Clothes Box Foundation, an NGO started by Saajan Abrol and Naman Ahluwalia, and Superman Delivers will then make a list of orphanages, slums etc., where the clothes would be donated.
Hyderabad-born Jattin is currently pursuing his Mechanical Engineering from Gurgaon. Talking about what made him start Superman Delivers, he says, “I stay in the Old City and many food services don’t deliver there. This gave me an idea to start a firm that helps people who face such problems. But I did not want to restrict it to food alone and, hence, came up with the idea of Superman Delivers, where ‘messengers’ would pick up and drop just everything — be it clothes, groceries, flowers, gifts, documents or food etc.”
Jattin says, “Every household has sets of clothes which they don’t use. People, at times, don’t take the initiative to donate them as they don’t know where to do so, or are not sure if their clothes would be utilised at all. That is where we come in. We tag the clothes by the donor’s name, categorise it as per age and then go to the place where they are to be donated. We take a picture of the person to whom the clothes are donated, and upload them on Facebook and tag the donor; this way the donor can be assured that their clothes are being put to the right use.”
Jattin says that people even donated some expensive outfits. “We got many good designer clothes, we had saris that had heavy work, even baby clothes, trousers and jeans — all of them were of good quality and in good condition,” he adds.