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Dal, Oil & Sugar (DOS)


MSDS propagates and initiates social work and volunteerism from households through the Dal, Oil, Sugar (DOS) Scheme by collecting these essentials from donor families on a monthly basis. DOS is collected through ten collection centres headed by socially motivated women in dispersed localities in Chennai and this is then distributed to forty seven beneficiaries (Non-Governmental Organisations) located in Chennai and its suburbs. These NGOs are homes for children and elderly only.

Highlights of DOS:
  • Totally Voluntary
  • Creates a habit of giving and sharing in the community
  • No coercion on the giver
  • Helps Social Service Organisations
  • Encourages families to reach out to Social Service organisations.
  • No paper work involved & no financial accounts maintained


Annually, around 9500 kilos of Dal, 5000 kilos of Oil and 11,000 kilos of sugar worth around 12.75 lakhs gets collected from over 600 families in Chennai.

If you wish to be a DOS volunteer, please contact Mrs. Jayanthi Karthikeyan at 9283221842 or email dos@msdstrust.org

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