Humanitarian Delivery Flight To Bangladesh - 2011
The words from a kid volunteer in USA summarizes it all - "We packed a lot of boxes! Boxes with stuffed animals, boxes with blankets, boxes with toys, boxes with shoes of all sizes,
and boxes of various types of clothing. We packed box after box after box. Seems like hard work, doesn't it! But actually it was
not! Everyone helped, so it was not impossible. More over, we know that we are doing it for a good cause. Our used items will be
carried over to Bangladesh by air. It felt so good to help the people in Bangladesh who are not as fortunate as we are!"
The same feeling echoed in the heart of everybody whoever participated in this noble effort.
SpaandanB is pleased to announce that all the materials collected in USA and delivered to Bangladesh via Biman Bangladesh and Emirates Airlines are
successfully distributed among disadvantaged people in Bangladesh. About 18000 lbs of goods in roughly 900 boxes were delivered in two phases. The collected
materials include warm clothes, blankets, various types of garments for men, women and children, toys, books, shoes, stationeries etc. Majority of the warm
clothes are distributed in the Northern Part of Bangladesh (Rangpur,Kurigram, Dinajpur) where people suffer the brunt of the cold. Thousands of children received
the kind gift from your heart! SpaandanB Bangladesh office took the leading role in the distribution, but without the help from several other organizations like
Badhan, BUET-88 club, Forum-86, Rotary Club of Dhaka Metro Politan, Gulshan Youth Club, this mammoth job wouldn't have been completed. Our heart-felt thanks go to Boeing employees in
Washington, who started it all. Without their initiative and pivotal role - nothing would have been done. Many vounteers in USA worked hard to collect the materials.
There are just too many to name. Above all, donors around USA poured in their support and made this endeavor a memorable one.
We express our sincerest gratitude to the authorities of Boeing, Bangladesh Biman and Emirates Airlines for their generous corporate citizenship level help for
- Non Khawar Char, Nagessory, Kurigram
- Par Gobindapur, Dinajpur
- Kasunda, Atrai, Nogaon
- Rasulpur, Pirgonj, Rangpur
- Maddhopur, Ghorasal, Parbotipur
- Borail Sadar, Dinajpur
- Uttar Gobindapur Sadar, Dinajpur
- Volunteers, Rangpur
Please read through for details of the distribution.
Second Phase Distribution Details:
No. of Boxes
10 Feb 2012
Basila Road Slum, Mohammadpur, Dhaka
SpaandanB BD office distributed
clothes to 150 slum kids
11 Feb, 2012
Step Up foundation, Dhaka
SpaandanB BD office ditributed 2 boxes of books to Mr. Wasimul Bari of Step Up Foundation for kids education.
16 Feb, 2012
Two orphangaes at Kalabagan, Dhaka.
Volunteers of Rotary Club of Metro Politan Dhaka distributed clothes to 130 Orphan students.
17 Feb, 2012
Baro Pakuria Village, Ullapara, Sirajgonj
SpaandanB & Forum 86 (Alumni Association of BUET 86-87 Batch) distributed clothes to beneficiaries. Prof. Dr. Rafiqul Islam,
Head, Dept. of NAME and some teachers of BUET organized the program.
24 Feb, 2012
Representatives selected by Mr. Mujahid, Boeing Employee, and local volunteers distributed clothes to about 1200 beneficiaries.
10 volunteers carefully selected the beneficiaries from 5-6 villages of Aila affecetd area of Munshigonj, Sathkhira.
26 Feb, 2012
Representatives selected by Mr. Mujahid, Boeing Employee, and local volunteers distributed clothes to about 400 beneficiaries selected
from 2 villages of Aila affected area of Kaira, Khulna.
26 Feb, 2012
Kasunda, Atrai, Naogaon
SpaandanB volunteers and UNO of Atrai Upozilla distributed clothes to 200 Children of this remote village
28 Feb, 2012
Representatives selected by Mr. Mujahid, Boeing Employee, and local volunteers distributed children clothes and education items
to 2 schools at Darsana, Khulna
29 Feb, 2012
Lamia Orphanage, Dhaka
Children clothes were distributed to 50 students at Lamia Orphanage by the authority.
2 Mar, 2012
Central Mosque, BUET
SpaandanB & Forum 86 volunteers distributed clothes to beneficiaries. Prof. Dr. Rafiqul Islam,
Head, Dept. of NAME and some teachers of BUET organized the program
9-10 Mar, 2012
Mithapukur and Pirgonj, Rangpur
SpaandanB and Badhan volunteers from Rangpur Karmaikel College helped distribute materials to 400 benficiaries at Mithapukur, 200 at Gajipara and
200 at Rasulpur, Pirgonj. 500 Children were provided with clothes.
11 Mar, 2012
Noon Khawar Char, Nagessory, Kurigram
SpaandanB and Badhan volunteers from Dinajpur Govt. College Unit helped distribute materials to 750 benficiaries. 150 at Par Gaibandha,
150 at Uttar Gaibandha, 300 at Borail and Maddhopara and 150 at Ghorasal. About 600 children were provided with clothes.
23 Mar, 2012
Dhaka Slum areas, Potuakhali, Hajiganj Chandpur,
BUET 88 Club and Gulshan Youth club of Dhaka distributed clothes to 300 beneficiaries in Dhaka. 400 beneficiaries are served in Patuakhali corodianted by the
Joint Secretary Sayeed Ahmed Baset fro BUET 88 lub. Vice President Mohammed Hossain and Publication Secretary ASM Raihanul Ferdous distributed 250 items in
Hajigonj and 225 items Gaibandha.
20 Mar, 2012
Distributed by Rotary Club of Metropolitan Dhaka to recipients in the Childrens Hospital at Konabri.
First Phase Distribution Details:
Delduar, Tangail and Dhaka
SpaandanB office will distribute these items in Delduar Tanagail and in Slum areas near Dhaka.
No. of Boxes
28-29 Nov 2011
Chor Monakosa, Chor Hoybot Kha, Char Ganai, Gusso gram, Char Bissonath and Burirhat at Kaunia Upazil, Tepa Modhupur Union of Rangpur district
Badhan volunteers of Karmaikal College pre-distributed 500 tokens
among villagers. Clothes were distributed to token bearers only. Left over clothes were distributed among children.
4 Dec, 2011
DMCH Pediatric Unit and Education centers at Gabtoli and Kallayanpur, Dhaka
45 pieces of blankets were distributed
among the children at the Pediatric center. Materials were also distributed in SpaandanB supported education centers at Kallayanpur and Gabtoli.
21-22 Dec, 2011
Bapari Para, Talipara, Char Garia, Fakir Mohammadpur at the
upazila of Chilmari, Kurigram and Galakata, Purba Atharo Paika, Dalon, Satvita, Jalanger Kuthi of the Upazila of Ulipur, Kurigram.
Badhan volunteers of Karmikal College distributed 650 tokens
among the villagers who received warm clothes. Left overs were distributed among children.
23-26 Dec, 2011
Subra and Uttar Gabindapur-200, Khusalpur and Shippur-150, Firmer Hat-120, 8 no.
Sakerpur Union 250 at the upazila of Dinajpur Sader
Badhan Dinajpur College Unit volunteers
selected 720 villagers who received warm clothes. Some toys were also distributed among children.
Kallyan pur, Gabtali, Rayer Bazer, Mohammadpur, Diabari
Children clothes were distributed
among slum children. 2 boxes full of books are set aside for distribution to SpaandanB's RTAP project at Delduar, Tangail
Details yet to be collcted
Comilla, Sirajgonj and Darsana
Mr. Mujahid, Boeing Employee, personally distributed these 18 boxes. At Comilla, 7 boxes of school supplies and sports equipments were distributed to students.
10 boxes of clothes were distributed to Orphan girls in Sirajgonj and disadvantaged people of Darsana. 1 box of Sarees are kept for future distribution to orphan
girls as gifts when they will get married.
Update January 28, 2012
The remaining relief materials (622 boxes, 7485Kg) have been carried by a delivery flight of Emirates 777-300ER to Dubai on Jan 24th. Three different
flights from Dubai carried the materials to Dhaka. EK-582 reached Dhaka on Jan 26th and carried 104 Boxes (1270Kg) of materials. Another flight of EK-582
carried 143 Boxes (1476Kg) to Dhaka on Jan 27th. Flight EK-584 carried the remaining 361 boxes (4738Kg) also on Jan 27th. SpaandanB BD office has promptly
cleared all the boxes from customs and taken them to intermediate storage for sorting and distribution.
Update January 15, 2012
SpaandanB has completed the distribution of the first phase of relief materials received via the humanitarian flight of Boeing. 267 boxes were received which were
sorted by local volunteers and repacked into 233 boxes. All the boxes have been distributed. The following table shows a break down of the distribution effort. SpaandanB
Bangladesh office is now getting ready to recive the second phase of relief materials. We would like to thank all the volunteers who helped distribute the materials
in Bangladesh. Click the following links for photo galleries.
Update December 21, 2011
Boeing authority has confirmed that the remaining boxes will be delivered to Bangladesh by the end of January via Emirates airlines. Due
to holiday rush in December, Emirates could not find any flight from Dubai to Dhaka which can carry extra cargo. However, in January Emirates
will be able to carry the extra cargo. Relief materials equivalent to 8 cargo pallets have been collected. 3 cargo pallets have been already
delivered to Bangladesh via Biman airlines. Aproximately 650 boxes will be shipped via Emirates by end of January. Earlier 265 boxes
(total 8500 lbs) by 3 cargo pallets have been delivered to Bangladesh via Biman Bangladesh Airlines.
Update December 9, 2011
The appeal for collection of relief materials for Bangladesh,transported by the humanitarian delivery flight of Boeing, was responded
in overwhelming numbers! Boxes flew in to Washington collection center from all parts of Unites States (look at donor list
Boeing Bangladeshi employees deftly handled the incoming boxes and delivered them to Boeing warehouse for pallet construction.
Due to a last minute technical difficulty of the specific aircraft, not all boxes were hauled by that specific flight. About 1/3 of the
materials were placed on the aircraft. Boeing authority is currently working with other airlines (i.e. Emirates ) to send the remaining 2/3
boxes pretty soon. Keep tuned for updates on this. Only winter clothes are packed in the first installment since distribution of such goods is
On 23rd November, Biman's flight took off with the goods. Boeing employee Mr. Syed Hossain travelled along with other Biman officials in that
flight to facilitate clearance process and to personally supervise the initial distribution process. SpaandanB office promptly cleared the
materials from the customs and transported them through the assistance of Gulshan Youth Club to the storage center at Mohammadpur. Volunteers
from BUET and officials of SpaandanB Bangladesh office sorted the boxes for ease of distribution.
Majority of the winter clothes are scheduled to be delivered in the cold stricken Northern parts of Bangladesh. Mr. Syed Hossain personally
distributed 53 boxes among underprivileged children at GangaChhara, Rangpur. We will soon upload a video of the GangaChhara distribution
process. The remaining boxes are currently being transported to Kurigram and Dinajpur. Transportation is provided by BUET 88 club.
Volunteers from BUET 88 and Hunger Project Bangladesh will help in the distribution process. Few boxes are set aside for distribution
among the victims of the November 17th fire incident at Rayerbazar, Dhaka
. SpaandanB office is taking all measures to make sure that your
donation reaches the right person. In the process it is involving many volunteers and organizations. A little help has indeed made a long way!
We are happy to inform you that in colaboration with SpaandanB, Bangladeshi employees at Boeing Company, WA have started a benevolent drive to
collect used clothes, school supplies, toys etc. to be sent over to Bangladesh for distribution among under-privileged people. Biman Bangladesh
Airlines has recently purchased few new B-777 airplanes from the Boeing Company. The aircrafts are now being delivered to Biman. Boeing company has
approved us to send about 20 Tons of help materials to Bangladesh to be shipped on board the maiden journey of these aircrafts. This service is
provided by Boeing as part of their Humanitarian Delivery Flight program. SpaandanB Bangladesh office has already received clearance from proper
authority to collect the materials from Shah Jalal Airport and will coordinate the distribution process using local volunteers.
Please step forward and make use of this great opportunity to send help materials to Bangladesh! The flight will leave on the third week of
November, 2011. So, time is ticking!
You can send help materials in several ways. You can either box it by yourself and directly mail it to the Washington collection center, or make use of the
local collection center where you can just drop off your materials on the designated date and time and volunteers will box it for you.
Things Accepted For Donation :
Please make sure that donated items are in good condition and properly cleaned. clothes need to be folded. Make sure food/medicine items
are not expired.
- Winter clothing new/used for children, men and women (Jackets, Sweaters, Socks, Hand Gloves, Mittens, Winter Cap etc).
- Regular clothing new/used for children, men and women (Pants/jeans, Shirts/T-shirts, Saries /Kamij , Shoes etc.)
- Winter blankets, bed sheets/ comforter etc
- Medicine & Supplies (Vitamins & Minerals, Vitamin A-D, Band-Aids etc)
- Dry food/Canned Nutrition food ( Protein foods etc)
- Educational Materials & Supplies ( Books, Backpacks, Pen/Pencils etc)
- Kids small Toy's , picture books etc.
If You Want To Drop Off At A Local Collection Center :
- San Francisco Bay Area:
If you happen to live in San Francisco Bay Area, you can drop-off your donation materials on November 5 (Saturday)
at the following address from 12 noon to 3pm .
2001 Gammell Brown Place, Santa Clara, CA 95050 , Phone (408)247-7417
Click here for direction
Volunteers will be available to accept your donation materials and box them properly. We will appreciate if you make a small
donation to cover the overall mailing and distribution cost. For your information, it will take about $10 for a box of
25lbs to be shipped to WA from Santa Clara. We are using Oak Harbor Freight Line for the transport to Washington.
- Greater Austin, Texas
For Greater Austin area, you can drop off your donation materials at the following address -
7111 Avignon Drive, Round Rock, TX 78681 (click here for direction)
(Tel: Masud Khandker - 512 422 3308 )
Friday: Nov 4th, 8-10pm
Saturday, Nov 5th, 10am-12pm
Volunteers will be available to accept your donation materials and box them properly.
We will appreciate if you make a small donation to cover the overall mailing and distribution cost.
If You Want To Directly Mail Your Donation :
Address of Washington Collection Center
Syed M. Hussain
5714 S. Grove Dr.
Mukilteo, WA 98275
Date by when your donation should reach Washington
November 13, 2011
- Box weight should not exceed 40lbs
- Box Height should not exceed 48 inch
- Standard office Box size = (20" x 13" x 12") can carry up to 30 lbs of clothing
- Please print out this Content List and fill it in. This list needs to be pasted on the outside surface of the box.
- Please use this Box Tag to serialize the boxes (use serial numbers like 2/5 which means
2nd box of total 5).
- Once the box is mailed, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org mentioning your name and how many boxes are mailed and the shipment date.
For surface mail rates, following sites can become handy
- Busfreighter (approximately $17/box, good for bulk amount)
- Greyhound (approximately $17/box)
- USPS (approximately $27-$33/box)
- AmTrak (for bulk amount)
500lb limit on a specific point-to-point delivery. Max box size allowed is 3ftx3ftx3ft. Total cost ~$260 for 500lbs.
- Oak Harbor Freight Line (good for bulk amount, average price $0.50/lb). They
do business in California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon and Washington.
Boxes can be purchased from -
- Home Deport size = (18" x 18" x 24") and price = $1.36/box
- Office Deport size = (20" x 13" x 12")
For any further information, please contact spaandanb at