1. How do I donate to Sarvam Shakti?
Firstly, thank you! Thank you for your belief in our work! There are many ways to donate to us
a) Razorpay (Credit Cards, Mobile Wallets & more)
b) Cheque & Bank Transfer (details on Donate page)
2. How is Shakti supported?
Well, purely through our own funds and the love of people willing to share their time and energy and few resources. We are now reaching out for donors and also partnerships that will help scale this project to awesome heights!
3. What will my donation support?
Your donation will support the following:
a) The performing arts training of a professional level. Here you are supporting both the artistes( who find it hard to sustain their passions due to dearth of opportunities) as well as the girl child who does not have access to elite expensive arts like Indian Classical Dance and Music.
b) Remedial education classes by passionate individuals. Each girl from Grade 5 will receive tutions in subjects she is weak at. This will supplement her growth in academics to keep her artistic abilities and academic talent go hand-in-hand.
c) Wholesome nutrition on a daily basis. Imagine vegetable juices with ten ingredients atleast from chia seeds to parsley to bottle gourd. The most detoxifying food item we think is vegetable juice. Couple that with a flax seed fortified snack and a fruit, you have a stronger girl, mentally and physically.
d) Costumes, make-up, jewellery for Indian Classical Arts. 'Aharya Abhinaya' is an integral part of 'abhinaya' or the message carrying forward in Indian arts.
e) Degrees in Arts: Many of our girls are getting degrees or diplomas for their Classical dance education. These are affiliated to prestigious organisations of culture- that fees can be covered through your help.
f) The girls get invited for performances around the city/ country and the world. In some cases, we have amazing partners like Brave Kids who cover expenses. But we would not want our girls to lose out on chances for showcasing their message of empowerment due to a paucity of funds. So, travel will be supported too.
4. Is my Donation tax-deductible?
Yes. If you are an Indian taxpayer, under the Indian Government Indian Tax Act 1961, you are eligible for tax exemption under Section 80 (G). Sarvam Foundation is a registered not-for-profit! Here is a link that will help you get some more clarity on your donations.
5. Is it safe and secure for me to donate online through Razorpay?
100%. It is a key supporter of online monetary transactions in India.
6. Will I receive an acknowledgement of my gift?
When you donate online you will receive an email confirmation/receipt of your gift.
7. Is the information about my donation kept private or made public?
8. How can I make a recurring donation?
As of now, we are setting up that part of the payment gateway. If you would like to set up a monthly or yearly gift, for the time being, we can drop you a non-intrusive gentle email every month or year to remind you to donate. Just drop us an email if you want this done!
9. How do I cancel my recurring donation?
Please write to us at email@example.com or call us on +919871157202!
10) Can I make a donation from abroad/ outside India?
Unfortunately we are not able to accept donations from overseas accounts at this stage. If at all you are keen to collaborate please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org
11) Did we answer your queries?
If not, please do feel free to reach out to us on our email address and our phone numbers!
Whatsapp numbers - both the numbers above and +919810467609