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CHAMPION is redistributing unwanted material from urban households to India’s villages as a valuable development resource. Despite the fact that we work with a wide range of unused materials
CHAMPION was formed in 1999 by Mayur Merai, together with his College friends. Highlighting Cloth as a metaphor for the basic but ignored needs of economically weaker people Mayur started CHAMPION to bring clothing into the development agenda as something important to work on. Mayur Merai, Founder Director, of CHAMPION is the head of the organization which is governed by six members governing body. The organization does not believe in a lot of hierarchical layers so everyone is Team CHAMPION.
 Yes, CHAMPION’S is registered under the Societies Act. It is also registered for exemption under section 80 G, 12 A and for foreign contributions- under FCRA.
CHAMPION’S has its offices all over India in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata & Bangalore


You can give more or less anything, which is not being used at your home, office or community and could be of use to another. We take clothes, household items, stationary, old news papers, one side used paper, furniture, bedding, export surplus, generators, medicines, dry ration, blankets etc. You can refer to the suggestive list of material and certain dos and don’ts around giving. And for specific queries please check with us before sending any material which is not mentioned here.
Since we are dealing with vast quantities of material it is impossible for us to say where exactly each individual’s material has gone. What we can tell you is where all did we send material in the last month or last 3-6 months.
 Even if CHAMPION’S doesn’t have an office in your city, we may have a volunteer run dropping center. If that’s also not there then you can courier your material to the nearest CHAMPION’S Office. Do read important guidelines before contributing material. With Material, Money Matters. Monetary contributions are important to ensure the continuity of our work in rural India.
Kindly note that we do not have a mechanism for picking up material from individual households or entities, given our limited resources.  To know more you can write to Mayur on
CHAMPION’S has been reaching material to parts of 23 states of India. People get this material not as charity or Daan, they work on their community issues and get the material as motivation. Schools have been built, wells have been dug up, and bridges have been built by people under the Dignity for Work initiative (earlier known as Cloth for Work). Essential school material reaches children in the far-flung village schools under our School to School programme. Rural women are getting the most basic need of a sanitary napkins under our clean cloth sanitary napkin initiative Not just a piece of cloth.
Our first request to anyone who wants to give material is that you should first visit our processing centers to see how we work. You can visit our processing centers in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore. Call up our offices to fix a time to visit us.
You are most welcome to travel with our team members when they go on field visits but
a) You will have to work according to their schedule.
b) The facilities and the living conditions at the villages are the most basic, so be prepared for some rough living. Let us know about your free dates and if there is someone traveling at that time, we will let you know.
Under the Indian government rules you won’t get any tax exemption on material contribution.
Clothing is one of the three basic needs (out of food, shelter and clothing). It not only symbolizes a person’s dignity but also offers a protection against the elements. While there are more than 100 issues being talked about in the development sector, right from domestic violence to global warming, this basic need doesn’t find a mention anywhere. CHAMPION’S wants to make clothing a matter of concern as an important issue. In addition, we also encourage people to contribute other household items like stationery, toys, utensils
 If we know of a transporter who will pick up your material and bring it to our processing center, we will let you know his details and you can talk to him directly about the charges etc.
Having sound and credible organizations with a strong connect with their communities, is a critical part of the entire process. We use multiple means to identify organizations; media reports, local references, Ashoka Fellows network across India, our present network of partner groups, personal visits etc. The partner list is a dynamic document that we keep evaluating constantly based on their programme implementation, feedback reports, field-visit reports etc.
We will issue an acknowledgement for material received but cannot give specifics of the material i.e. how many clothes, how many shirts etc. Since we get material in big quantities everyday, we feel it will be a waste of precious limited manpower and resources. On the other hand if you provide details of material you give, we will be happy to acknowledge that.
We provide material to many Mumbai based NGO’s who are working with slum communities.
Before we distribute material in any area we need to get basic details of the recipients. Also since we give material under Dignity for Work initiative (earlier known as Cloth for Work), we need to partner with a local organization who can connect with the community and bring them together for doing community work. In case of school material or for disasters we still need to know basic information like how many people, age groups, male/female etc details. If you can provide these details and identify a credible local organization willing to take up the initiative, why not?
The material will be provided to people in the far-flung villages of India under our programmes Dignity for Work (earlier known as Cloth for Work), School to School, RAHAT and ‘Not Just A Piece of Cloth’ to parts of 23 states of India.
The old newspapers are either turned into paper bags of different sizes or sold to raise funds for our work. The one side used paper, brochures, magazines etc are used for making notebooks for rural kids and writing pads.


Anyone irrespective of age, gender, education, nationality can volunteer with CHAMPION’S in many different ways, even sitting at home. Visit our website for a list of volunteering opportunities
No, there is no membership fee for joining CHAMPION’S. Anyone anywhere can become a member by joining our work in different capacities.
 For interning with CHAMPION’S please go through this link Kindly note that the minimum duration of internship is of 1 month and interns have to work closely with team from Monday to Saturday (10 am – 5 pm).
On request we will surely issue a certificate for the work and duration of time that a person volunteer with CHAMPION’S on the tasks assigned by us. On the other hand we strongly discourage people from approaching us with requests from their friends, relatives, children, college kids wanting a certificate when they are not actually interested in working with us as a volunteer.
Send us your details and whenever there is an opening we will get in touch with you but if you are keen on working with us then the best way is to start with doing voluntary work with us. That will give you a first hand idea about our work, our work culture etc. Send us your detailed resume on for future reference.
We would be happy to help with arranging accommodation and other aspects but given our limited resources we are unable to offer accommodation and other stay related arrangements to interns. Also we do not give stipend for internship.
Good to know that you wish to connect with our work. There are many ways in which you can volunteer with your time, skills and even networking. Also please get in touch with the nearest CHAMPION’S office for some local opportunities and to connect with the local network of volunteer in your state.. Interactions with others who have been volunteering with CHAMPION’S for many years will also give you some great ideas.
First off if you can fill the volunteering form to share more information about you.  Also please make sure your that you have all the requisite visa requirements and permissions from the Indian Government  in place. For internships we would also need a letter from your academic institution backing your application.
 Please ask your institute to send us a formal letter, mentioning about your interest in doing an internship with CHAMPION’S. Also, please mention the duration, specific interest area, geographical preference. Clear and detailed information from your side will help us revert back at the earliest.
You are most welcome to travel with our team members when they go on field visits but
a) you will have to work according to their schedule
b) the facilities and the living conditions at the villages are the most basic, so be prepared for some rough living. Let us know about your free dates and if there is someone traveling at that time, we will let you know.


CHAMPION’S  manages its funds through income from three different sources. Self-generated income from various fund raising activities like sale of old newspapers, Team 5000, through sale of products from recycled material or sponsorships. Individual donations: from people who have gone beyond giving us their material only and understood the fact that we also need money to manage the entire logistics of reaching material from cities to the villages. Corporate/Institutes/Retails: contribute to CHAMPION’S general funds or partner with us on specific project. Funding from funding agencies: from time to time we get funding limited to certain projects or for certain duration.
Here are some options below to contribute;
You can also make a cheque / draft in the name of CHAMPION’S and send to CHAMPION’S FOUNDATION, BHAYANDAR, THANE, MAHARASHTRA Tel.- (+91) 9876543210.
For receipt purpose, please send your name, amount, email ID, tel no. and address to , with date & mode of transfer, transfer code/ cheque number, Bank’s name and location with last 4 digits of your account number.
All the contributions we get go into a big pool of funds we have for carrying on our activities. It is thus difficult to specify the exact utilization of each person’s contribution. You can however get all information about our work, where all we are working, what activities are happening, what is the impact. An easy way to find that out is to refer our newsletters. If you would like to get these quarterly newsletters,  please let us know at 
The entire operation is a huge logistical exercise; where money is needed for expenses on transportation, storage space, and manpower for sorting, packing etc, office expenses and team salaries.
All donations should be made in the name of CHAMPION’S. Please make sure you get the receipt for the same and also please give us your details (Pan no, name, address, email id, contact no) at the time of making the contribution. We need this information as a statutory requirement under the law.
First please talk to us about what exactly do you want to do including the basic information, what, where, how, when, why. Once we have the basic information we can guide you on what steps need to be taken before initiating a collection drive. If need be we will also provide you leaflets for local publicity and manpower. Organizing a collection drive may sound like a simple enough thing, but having done it consistently for the last many years, trust us that we know where the usual bottlenecks come up. We want your collection drive to be a big success, it not only helps us, it encourages more people to take up this kind of initiative.
 If you are in the cities where we have our own operations you can get in touch with our regional offices to find out more about setting up a dropping center.
Write to us on test@champion’
Thanks first for your offer to open a volunteer run dropping center in your area. For a permanent dropping center, most important thing is how you will b reaching the collected material regularly to the nearest Champion’s office Detailof our office on this link – https://champion’ . Please do share your thoughts on this. Also we request you to visit our office and processing center to see and understand our work first hand to understand in detail what we do & how. For more details on what goes into opening and running a dropping center please write to or call on (+91) 9876543210 to our Mumbai office for any further queries.
Meanwhile some other options to begin your connect with Champion’s;
Please write to if you wish to organize one..
With Material Giving, Money Matters for Champions. This is needed for the huge logistical and transportation costs involved in reaching the material to remote villages of the country. One can also sign up for Team 5000 to become a regular contributor. There are many other options for contributing to CHAMPION’S pan India work on difficult rural issues. refer You can also tap into your vast network of family and friends to spread the word about Champion’s work.


With its primary focus on channelizing resources from the cities to the villages, CHAMPION’S works on following Programmes :
Dignity for Work (earlier known as Cloth for Work)
School to School
Not Just a Piece of Cloth
We have extensive and detailed feedback system, where we know even details like which village, which person got what clothes. We back up these reports with personal visits to talk to the village people directly, to get first hand insight.
The material given by people in the cities comes to the CHAMPION’S processing center in that city. Here it is sorted and packed according to various criteria like, age, gender, wearable, un-wearable, woolen etc. Then based on the requirement expressed by the rural partner groups the material goes to different parts of the country by transportation trucks. The partner groups receive it and further distribute it among their communities. 
Cloth is a universal basic need irrespective of age groups or gender. Specifically our programme, ‘Not just a piece of cloth’ addresses a basic but taboo need of a woman i.e. clean cloth sanitary napkins for menses. Our napkins are made out of the un-wearable cotton cloth we get after sorting all the wearable cloth. These are strips of clean cotton cloth bunched together in packs. Use of rags/any dirty cloth due to lack of awareness about the health risks involved and scarcity of spare cloth leads women to various infections and diseases. The clean cloth napkins are an entry point to generate more awareness on the related health and hygiene issues. The use of cloth; a material most village women are comfortable and familiar with, coupled with the reuse possibilities makes it a viable option.
We work with rural and urban kids under our School to School programme. S2S is about building links between these two similar yet very different groups to help channelize school material and resources to the resource starved rural school children. The biggest plus for the urban children is that they learn the important lesson of resilience and determination in the face of immense adversity, from their rural counterparts. The programme also exposes them to the realities of the majority of India, something they are completely isolated from.
Right now we send material to parts of 23 states of India. Our work is aimed specifically towards the most backward and poor communities in these states like the Mossahari community in Bihar, prawn-farming community in the Sunder Ban delta in West Bengal.
Our focus on the most villages comes from the understanding that these are the most neglected, resource and opportunity starved pockets.
People live a very different life than our’s. They do accept old second hand material but we need to give it with respect and dignity and according to what they need. As Mayur merai, CHAMPION’S Founder Director often says, we always give what we have. We never give what people actually need. This is main reason for all the media stories one reads about disaster struck people during Tsunami, earthquake, floods etc about piles of clothes lying on the roads. Do consider that if a person in a village is wearing a pant and a shirt; a new pant is no less than 100-150 Rs same goes for a shirt. Now a person who struggles hard for two square meals, couldn’t possibly afford that. So obviously it is coming from a second hand clothes market only..
Having sound and credible organizations with a strong connect with their communities is a critical part of the entire process. We use multiple means to identify organizations; media reports, local references, Ashoka Fellows network across India, our present network of partner groups, personal visits etc. The partner list is a dynamic document that we keep evaluating constantly based on their programme implementation, feedback reports, field visit reports etc.
No, CHAMPION’S doesn’t charge people anything for the clothes and other material BUT it’s not given free as well. Under the Dignity for Work initiative (earlier known as Cloth for Work), people who need the material work on their own community issues and get cloth as a motivation.


CHAMPION’S has been working with national and MNC corporates from different sectors, for many years now.
1. As an organization you can connect with our work through
– Co branded campaigns
– CSR funded projects
– Giving your surplus/2-3 months to expire inventory
– Giving your surplus office material like furniture/IT equipment
– One side used paper and other stationary
– Matching grants to employee payroll giving
2. Engaging your Employees
-special campaigns involving employees in giving campaigns motivating your teams to contribute their surplus material.
– Organising environment friendly recycled Green By Champion’s products stalls.
– Sessions and visits to sensitise teams about rural issues or value of recycle and reuse with Champion’s.
– Payroll Giving – employees can support Champion’s work with payroll giving on a regular basis or for its disaster releif and rehab work.
– Connect with some innovative giving ideas like Champion’s Stamp, Old newspaper and one side used paper giving.


Please write to to schedule your visit during our working hours i.e Monday – Saturday (10 am – 5 pm, lunch hours 1.30 pm – 2.30 pm).
In Mumbai our address is –Bhayandar, Thane
Please call on (+91)9876543210 for any assistance regarding directions etc.. The contact point at the processing center will be Mr. Mayur Merai


We hope you have gone through our website www.champions thoroughly to understand the work better. Also you must visit our processing center to know the work better (our offices Pan India: https://champions ). Do send in your queries to with a letter from your research institution.

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