Donating to the Food Relief Program

[ All donations are tax deductible within the U.S. ]

Every month the Bhaktivedanta Ashram feeds over 6,000 needy children in the flood and drought afflicted areas of Orissa and Tamil Nadu, India. If you would like to help sponsor food for these needy children, please follow the instructions below.

Note: 100% of donations go directly to feeding the poor.

Monthly sponsorships: For as little as $11 you can become a monthly sponsor. To donate online by credit card, choose your donation amount from the box on the right. After choosing your donation amount, select the “monthly” option and then click on the “donate” button. Credit cards from all countries are supported. (Credit card donations are processed through a 128bit secure server.)

One Time Donations: Besides monthly sponsorships, you can give a one time donation towards the food relief activities. Inform us how many people you would like to feed, and in whose memory the distribution is being done. For just $10 you can feed around 50 people. Use the box on the right to make your one time donation by credit card.

Donating by Cheque or Money Order:

If you wish to donate by cheque (International checks are accepted) and if you live outside of India, please make it payable to “Bhaktivedanta Ashram”. Send your donation to the following address:

Bhaktivedanta Ashram
P.O.Box 341374
Los Angeles, CA 90034
United States of America

Donating within India:

If you are located within India and wish to donate, you may directly deposit the donation in the following HDFC Bank account:

Account Name: Bhakti Vedanta Trust
Account Number: 50200030910151
RTGS/NEFT/IFSC (for net banking): HDFC 0000444
HDFC Bank, Velachery Branch
Chennai

If you are located within India and wish to donate by cheque or DD, please make it payable to “Bhakti Vedanta Trust” and send it by registered post or speedpost to the following address:

Bhakti Vedanta Trust,
Panchamukha Anjaneyar Temple,
28 Erikarai Street,
Taramani,
Chennai – 600113
Tamil Nadu

Utilization of Donations:

100% of all donations go directly towards feeding the poor. All relief activities are carried out by volunteers, and no one receives any salary at all. In addition to this there are no expenses for office, rent, etc., as our Ashram in which we conduct these activities is financed independently. You can be certain that all of your donation goes directly to feeding the poor and for nothing else.

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