CLOTHES WITH DIGINITY

Donate Clothing to Impoverished Families

Benefiting Families

3.4 Million

Through Akhuwat Clothes Bank, we give dignity by clothing the needy and employing marginalised people in need of work.

Tackaling poverty

AKHUWAT CLOTHES BANK

In Pakistan, where 60% of the population live below the poverty line, many people cannot afford to clothe themselves and their families. In contrast to this, many of us living in the West enjoy an overabundance of fast fashion items that lose their appeal within months of purchase. Clothes we don’t want, often end up in landfills, exasperating our global pollution problem. While in the poorest communities, children lack warm clothes in the winter.

To bridge the gap, Akhuwat collects unwanted clothing for reuse. Our existing network of 800 branches helps identify communities and families in need of clothing. We sort, clean, repair and distribute donated items to these people. Our distribution efforts are focused in the poorest areas of Pakistan, including Southern Punjab, Interior Sindh, Gilgit-Baltistan and Baluchistan.

Since Akhuwat’s Clothes Bank project was launched, we’ve distributed 2,7 million items of clothing, and hundreds of thousands of toys, books and other useful items to 2,5 million needy people, all over Pakistan. We also accept donations other than clothing, such as linens and other household items. We collect items throughout the year but also run special collection campaigns during the winter season and following natural disasters, when affected people are in urgent need of clothing.

By donating to the Akhuwat Clothes Bank, you’ll be restoring dignity through new clothing to some of the world’s poorest people.

Tackaling poverty

AKHUWAT CLOTHES BANK

In Pakistan, where 60% of the population live below the poverty line, many people cannot afford to clothe themselves and their families. In contrast to this, many of us living in the West enjoy an overabundance of fast fashion items that lose their appeal within months of purchase. Clothes we don’t want, often end up in landfills, exasperating our global pollution problem. While in the poorest communities, children lack warm clothes in the winter.

To bridge the gap, Akhuwat collects unwanted clothing for reuse. Our existing network of 800 branches helps identify communities and families in need of clothing. We sort, clean, repair and distribute donated items to these people. Our distribution efforts are focused in the poorest areas of Pakistan, including Southern Punjab, Interior Sindh, Gilgit-Baltistan and Baluchistan.

Since Akhuwat’s Clothes Bank project was launched, we’ve distributed 2,7 million items of clothing, and hundreds of thousands of toys, books and other useful items to 2,5 million needy people, all over Pakistan. We also accept donations other than clothing, such as linens and other household items. We collect items throughout the year but also run special collection campaigns during the winter season and following natural disasters, when affected people are in urgent need of clothing.

By donating to the Akhuwat Clothes Bank, you’ll be restoring dignity through new clothing to some of the world’s poorest people.

EMPOWERING KHWAJASIRA

The Akhuwat Clothes Bank employs people from marginalised communities. These people are Khwajasira (transgenders), who are socially and economically excluded from society, leaving them dependant on charity and vulnerable to exploitation. The Khwajasira who work at our clothes banks are responsible for processing donated items.

At Akhuwat, preserving the dignity of the needy is paramount for us. We don’t believe in giving out something we would not wear ourselves; and refuse to distribute clothing that is in bad shape. To ensure this doesn’t happen, we rely on our Khwajasira employees. They sort, mend and clean clothing in need of repair. Through their dedication and hard work, donated items are made wearable and ready for distribution.

By donating to the Akhuwat Clothes Bank, you’ll be restoring dignity to Khwajasira people. Through the jobs your donations create, they can earn an income and live a life of self-reliance and respect.

End Poverty with zakat

EMPOWERING KHWAJASIRA

The Akhuwat Clothes Bank employs people from marginalised communities. These people are Khwajasira (transgenders), who are socially and economically excluded from society, leaving them dependant on charity and vulnerable to exploitation. The Khwajasira who work at our clothes banks are responsible for processing donated items.

At Akhuwat, preserving the dignity of the needy is paramount for us. We don’t believe in giving out something we would not wear ourselves; and refuse to distribute clothing that is in bad shape. To ensure this doesn’t happen, we rely on our Khwajasira employees. They sort, mend and clean clothing in need of repair. Through their dedication and hard work, donated items are made wearable and ready for distribution.

By donating to the Akhuwat Clothes Bank, you’ll be restoring dignity to Khwajasira people. Through the jobs your donations create, they can earn an income and live a life of self-reliance and respect.

End Poverty with zakat
Help Akhuwat to end poverty

AKHUWAT GIFT SHOP

The Akhuwat Clothes Bank Gift Shop is really not a shop at all, because we don’t sell anything here. We give them away! Any person in need can walk into the store, choose suitable items and take them without any payment. Located at our head office, in Township, Lahore, the Akhuwat Gift shop has been running since 2014. Aside from clothes, it also stocks a wide supply of toys, books and other household items – which makes it a big hit with children!

The Akhuwat Gift Shop also provides a solution for the high cost of wedding attire. Every bride or groom needs to look their best on their wedding day, but with wedding dresses being so expensive, financial constraints often prevent this. At the Akhuwat Gift Shop, we loan wedding attire for brides and grooms who cannot afford them. Low-income families are able to borrow wedding clothes, use them for their special day, and then return them, without any charge.

By donating to the Akhuwat Clothes Bank, you’ll be giving unwanted clothes and items a second life in the possession of a person or child who’ll be overjoyed to receive them.

Help Akhuwat to end poverty

AKHUWAT GIFT SHOP

The Akhuwat Clothes Bank Gift Shop is really not a shop at all, because we don’t sell anything here. We give them away! Any person in need can walk into the store, choose suitable items and take them without any payment. Located at our head office, in Township, Lahore, the Akhuwat Gift shop has been running since 2014. Aside from clothes, it also stocks a wide supply of toys, books and other household items – which makes it a big hit with children!

The Akhuwat Gift Shop also provides a solution for the high cost of wedding attire. Every bride or groom needs to look their best on their wedding day, but with wedding dresses being so expensive, financial constraints often prevent this. At the Akhuwat Gift Shop, we loan wedding attire for brides and grooms who cannot afford them. Low-income families are able to borrow wedding clothes, use them for their special day, and then return them, without any charge.

By donating to the Akhuwat Clothes Bank, you’ll be giving unwanted clothes and items a second life in the possession of a person or child who’ll be overjoyed to receive them.