Sachi Bajaj is a Multiplying Good One in a Million Award recipient. They are among the millions of people who are putting others first and using service as a solution to the problems we're facing. Read his story below then nominate someone who's making a difference during this unprecedented time!
One in a Million Award recipient: Sachi Bajaj
Where they are multiplying good: Fremont, CA
How they are multiplying good: For over a year, 17-year-old environmentalist Sachi Bajaj has been managing an international waste reduction organization that solves two problems simultaneously: reduce waste that leads to environmental harm, by redistributing unused items to those in need. During COVID-19, her work continued, by running contactless pickups of collecting excess clothing, books, toys, shoes, etc from neighbors and donating these items to organizations that help abused women, suicide victims, homeless children, prisoners, veterans, the blind, etc. A particularly amazing project was when she worked with her school in June 2020 to collect 1000 textbooks and donate them to the African Library Project, which ended up assisting 45,000 children in Malawi. Moreover, over the past couple of months during the pandemic, she has dedicated her time to maximize her impact internationally with chapters in 27 countries. To date, her and her team have diverted 2700 meals and 8562 items from landfills to those in need. Although COVID-19 may have stopped many other's works, she used this as a time of immense growth.