This October, 2022, the country's most vibrant and active city--Mumbai-- will witness the launch of MUMBAI GIVES--- arguably the largest citizen-led initiative festival of giving. An initiative of Project Mumbai your very own not for profit, Mumbai Gives coincides with the celebration of Joy of Giving and will begin from October 2 to October 8 this year.

This will be an annual feature from Project Mumbai supported by citizens . Mumbai Gives is our own way of making Mumbai the Kindness capital of India (which, as we all know, Mumbaikars already believe it rightfully is).

Mumbai Gives is about getting as many people across Mumbai to do something for others. Some of the opportunities are listed below.

All you need to do is click on the link, register your presence and commitment to give, tell us how many of you and your colleagues/friends will join in too. Send us images of you in action.

We are delighted to say that several organisations have already extended their support 
Goonj, the award winning not for profit will work with Project Mumbai to collect clothes donated by you. Street Konnect from Kandivali will host a barter festival. Prafulta, the mental well being counselling centre will conduct a free mind wellbeing check up camp at multiple locations.

The list is only growing.

One of the mainstays of the week-long festival will be the release of a special comic book series on volunteering to be brought out by Project Mumbai featuring children as the volunteering heroes.
This year, an attempt is being made to bring in as many housing societies and residential colonies to participate in the joy of giving, through simple acts of kindness. Citizens are being urged to do as much as they can, however little it may be, for others.


All these acts of giving opportunities will be curated by Project Mumbai across Mumbai. Collectively, this will all culminate into Mumbai inching closer to being dubbed the Kindness Capital of India.

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There are 6 ways you can get involved.

Giving Plastic Waste

Can you GIVE plastic waste and our city become a better place to live? Of course you can. You give us plastic waste, we will recycle it and make benches and amenities for the garden nearest to your home.

Give Books, Clothes & Toys

Most neighbourhoods will now have libraries in the Municipal Gardens and in communities which require help. An initiative launched by Project Recently, citizens can donate books and help build these libraries for communities including prisons.

Give Your Time To Be An Agent Of Change

Mumbai Fire Brigade in partnership with Project Mumbai, an award-winning not-for-profit today launched AGNI RAKSHAK–MAKING MUMBAI FIRE SAFE– a unique citizen volunteer program to train citizens in fire safety and awareness.

Pledge To Give Your Organs

Be Mumbai’s superhero and save seven lives. Want to know how? Pledge to donate your organs. It is a simple form you need to fill. It can change so many lives. Inspire us and be the hero in your family too.

Give a cash support

Some of you may not have the opportunity to donate plastic or give clothes. You can choose to Give money–choose any of the causes of Project Mumbai and we promise to use it for the cause of your choice. The Choice remains yours.


Citizens have the option to donate E-waste i.e electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) and its parts that have been discarded by the owner as waste without the intention of re-use . For each of these initiatives, those who register for their act of Giving will benefit with an almost doorstep pick up of their act of kindness.

Barter Bazaar At Thakur Village

STREET KONNECT – a registered Association of People representing active citizens of Thakur Village in Kandivali east, is supporting Project Mumbai’s Mumbai Gives–by hosting Barter Bazaar in Thakur village to promote the spirit of sharing.

Barter Bazaar is an effort to promote sustainable living. With growing consumerism and greater spending power there is an added burden on available resources. When we barter (what we have in good condition but don’t need, for something that we can use), it reduces the burden on the environment giving us an opportunity to connect with each other and strengthen the community.

You can barter toys, books, plants, accessories, tabletop decor, sports equipment and music instruments and your talent too

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Pan Mumbai

Project Mumbai will also be setting up registration platforms at the Mumbai Metro stations, three prominent Malls and the Mumbai International Airport during the Joy of Giving Week.

Star Support

Several prominent television artists have volunteered their support for Mumbai Gives and we would be enlisting their help through social media outreach and/or presence at some of our key initiatives of Giving.

Happiness Quotient Survey

Project Mumbai would also be conducting what could possibly be the first of its kind survey among a cross section of volunteers on the HQ (Happiness Quotient) before and after their act of Voluntary giving.