ACT depends on your donations to do the work it does. We are quite proud of the success we’ve seen in our community, but there is so much more we want to do. We need you to ACT now! Below are common questions about donating. If you have any additional questions or concerns, please fill out the contact form here.
What specifically is my donation going to?

You are welcome to help fund specific projects (like the educational tour, school costs, or the improvement of our facilities) or to contribute to the work of ACT in general.
How much can my donation actually do?

Donations of all size are critical to ACT’s success. Even amounts that seem small go a long way in our work. Look at the table below to see just how much you can do.

Indian Rupees US Dollars Euros
Milk (per child/week) Rs. 80 $1.20 €1.10
Uniform (per child/year) Rs. 1000 $15 €13.50
Soap (per child/month) Rs. 6 $0.09 €0.08
School supplies (per child/year) Rs. 700 $10.50 €9.50

Note: Exchange rates fluctuate. Dollar and Euro amounts given above are from March 2016.
I live in India. How do I donate?

You can donate by mailing a check in rupees to

Ashray Charitable Trust
B.30/193-1 Nagwa, Varanasi -221005, UP, India,

or by making a direct deposit to

S.B. A/C No. 913010009131635 of Axis Bank Ltd., Lanka, Varanasi.


I live outside of India, and I don’t want to mail a check. Can I still donate?

ACT is registered under the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act (FCRA), so you can make a direct deposit to

FCRA A/C No. 915010028161121 of Axis Bank Ltd., Lanka, Varanasi.


Is my donation tax exempt?

Yes, your donation is exempt under the Income Tax Act U/s 80G(5)(vi).

Thank you so much for your support!