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Right now, India is experiencing an exponential and devastating COVID surge. Cases, hospitalizations, and deaths have skyrocketed over the last month. Our community includes many people from India whose families and communities are at risk. The country that teaches us how to breathe needs oxygen, medical supplies, and financial support. Considering the gift of yoga India has given us, many of us wonder how we can offer something back.  

Here’s how to help India 

Explore the organizations below to learn about, share, and support organizations that work on the ground with those most impacted.

Direct Relief
Working to distribute oxygen concentrators and other medical supplies across India.

Oxygen for India
Organized by the International Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy, is setting up help desks at various hospitals to ensure that people get access to oxygen cylinders and concentrators for free.

Project HOPE
Global aid organization distributing medical supplies in India and educating communities on how to stop COVID-19 from spreading.

Association for India’s Development
Grassroots organization that promotes sustainable development. Its work currently involves donating PPE (including surgical masks and face shields) and oxygen supplies to hospitals.

The American India Foundation
Providing medical supplies, supplying PPE to frontline workers and educating communities about the pandemic.

The Indian Red Cross Society
India’s chapter of the international voluntary humanitarian organization provides medical resources — including oxygen concentrators, ventilators, and bedside monitors — to hospitals around India and helping to administer vaccines.

GoFundMe
List of verified campaigns that seek to provide individual and community support, as well as address India’s shortage of oxygen for COVID-19 patients.

Indian Muslim Relief & Charities
A nonprofit that focuses on India’s Muslim community.

Khalsa Aid
Sikh humanitarian organization providing support for medical programs in vulnerable communities, including procuring hundreds of oxygen concentrators.

Transgender Welfare Equity and Empowerment Trust
Raising funds to financially support transgender Indians, who are often rejected by their families and experiencing homelessness, a risk factor for COVID.

Care India
Humanitarian organization that focuses on helping marginalized women and girls, is providing PPE to frontline workers.

Make A Difference
International nonprofit that supports children in need of care and protection. Donations will help children in 65 shelters across 23 cities.

Give India
Save lives. Help India fight a second deadly wave of COVID.

Khalsa Aid India
Providing medical care and oxygen and aid through India where needed.

Hemkunt Foundation
Oxygen distribution and humanitarian aid to poor in India.

Goonj
Full-spectrum community-focused COVID support.

Apne Aap
Food, shelter, aid, and legal services to sex-trafficked girls and women throughout India.

Khaanachahiye
Food donations.

Milaap
Oxygen distribution & fundraising.

Asha Net Covid Relief
Providing healthcare support and oxygen.

El Cap has not verified the following organizations. Our trusted sources are Yoga Journal and PBS. If you aren’t sure about the legitimacy of a charitable organization, visit Charity Navigator.