Zakat Foundation of America (ZF) distributed 1,200 winter kits to the elderly needy, both men and women, in Dharwad and Belgaum City on Feb. 2 and 3, 2014. Following a survey of slums in the neighborhoods of Rajiv Gandhi, Chisti, Jannat in Dharwad City, old Gandhi, Gokak Galli, Sreenagar, Ashray, and Kanbargi in Belgaum city, the ZF volunteers distributed the 1,200 warm jackets and winter blankets to the most deserving and the poorest of the poor.
ZF has been working in India for the past six years. It has been implementing its programs in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. ZF supports the education of 50 orphan children, distributed 10,000 food and meat packages during Ramadan and Qurbani, gave school bags to 1,000 school children, runs a free sewing school in old Hubli, and conducts a free computer literacy course to deserving students in Hubli.