Attn: Akhuwat USA
2729 MERCHANT DR
BALTIMORE, MD 21230
RULES & REGULATIONS
ensure they are properly washed and folded and packaged in boxes or used suitcases.
Clothing Accepted Men & Women:
Currently, we are only accepting new and pre-owned formal Men & Women’s clothing (shalwar kameez, kurta, Sari, pants, shirts etc.). Please fold and pack your clothing neatly in a box or used suitcase.
Men & Women: Lightly worn shoes.
Children: Clothing (all sizes)
Items NOT Accepted
No Undergarments (both women & men)
No casual clothes (e.g., worn t-shirts, clothes that cannot be worn or used)
No used socks
No worn-out shoes
No cooking pots or kitchenware
No furniture (lamps, tables, chairs, etc)
Also no books and copies
No Food and no water
Akhuwat’s Clothes Bank creates a space that the poor and needy can visit to receive a gift of clothes with great honor, integrity, and love. The clothes are collected from financially privileged families before they are repaired, washed or dry cleaned, and then packed. The packed clothes are then given as a gift to individuals in need.
Akhuwat aims to collect and disburse an average of over 10,000 items of clothing to underprivileged communities every month.
This project primarily recruits transgender individuals, promoting dignified employment for this segment of society.
These packed clothes are for anyone who is in dire need, including white-collar students, working men and women, widows, and families in need of clothing for their daughters’ marriages.
ERADICATING SOCIAL POVERTY
With a new concept of “zero-rental” borrowing, we provide bridal dresses for the needy and poor.
TAKE AS YOU PLEASE, LEAVE IF YOU WANT
Anyone in need of specific clothes can trade his/her unnecessary items. For instance, a visitor could exchange an unneeded handkerchief for a much-needed shirt.
TRANSGENDER EMPOWERMENT - CREATING EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES
Another important aspect of Akhuwat Clothes Bank is the engagement of transgender workers. One collected from the donors, clothes are sorted, repaired, stitched and packed by transgender employees, providing these community members with the opportunity to earn a decent livelihood.