Q: What does Swastik Foundation do?
Ans: Welfare of society by imparting literacy and training, boosting cultural and social activities especially in rural areas
A healthier being of the ecosystem
Empwering the ecological environment
Q: Are you a registered body?
Ans: Yes, Swastik Foundation is registered under Societies Act.
Q: Where all do you have your formal offices?
Ans: Swastik Foundation has its offices in Delhi & Bangalore.
Q: How can I volunteer with Swastik Foundation?
Ans: Anyone irrespective of age, gender, education, nationality can volunteer with Swastik Foundation in many different ways, even sitting at home. Visit our website www.swastikfoundation.org for a list of volunteering opportunities or contact us at +91-8448075888/ +91-8861090888 to find out what suits your circumstances.
Q: Do I have to pay any membership fee to become your member/ volunteer?
Ans: No, there is no membership fee for joining Swastik Foundation. Anyone anywhere can become a member by joining our work in different capacities.
Q: If I want to register as an official centre for Swastik Foundation at my place what is the procedure?
Ans: Write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: Will I get a certificate, if I volunteer with Swastik Foundation?
Ans: On request we will surely issue a certificate for the work and duration of time that a person volunteers with Swastik Foundation on the tasks assigned by us. On the other hand we strongly discourage people from approaching us with requests from their friend’s, relatives children, college students wanting a certificate when they are not actually interested in working with us.
Q: I want to join you formally, how do I do that?
Ans: Send us your details and whenever there is an opening we will get in touch with you but if you are keen on working with us then the best way is to start with doing voluntary work with us. That will give you a first hand idea about our work, our work culture etc. Send us your detailed resume on email@example.com for future reference.
Q: I want to do my internship, how do I proceed?
Ans: Please ask your institute to send us a formal letter, mentioning about your interest in doing an internship with Swastik Foundation. Also, please mention the duration, specific interest area, geographical preference. Clear and detailed information from your side will help us revert back at the earliest.
Q: Can I be a part of your network visiting places?
Ans: You are most welcome to travel with our team members when they go on field visits but a) you will have to work according to their schedule b) the facilities and the living conditions might be the most basic, so be prepared for some rough living. Let us know about your free dates and if there is someone traveling at that time, we will let you know.
Q: How do you raise funds for regular functioning?
Ans: Swastik Foundation manages its funds through
Individual donations: from people who have gone beyond giving us their material only and understood the fact that we also need money to manage the regular functioning.
Corporate/Institutes: contribute to Swastik Foundation's general funds or partner with us on specific project.
Funding from funding agencies: from time to time we get funding limited to certain projects or for certain duration.
Q: How do I make monetary contribution to Swastik Foundation?
For Direct/Online Contribution – click here
You can also make a cheque / draft in the name of Swastik Foundation and send to Swastik Foundation #63A, Near Water Tank, Sri Venkateshwara Camp, Sindhnur Taluka, Raichur District, Karnataka, Contact No. +91-8861090888
For receipt purpose, please send your name, amount, email ID, tel no. and address to firstname.lastname@example.org , with date & mode of transfer, transfer code/ cheque number, Bank’s name and location with last 4 digits of your account number.
Q: Can you tell me how exactly my money has been utilized & for what purpose?
Ans: All the contributions we get go into a big pool of funds we have for carrying on our activities. It is thus difficult to specify the exact utilization of each person’s contribution. You can however get all information about our work, where all we are working, what activities are happening, what is the impact. An easy way to find that out is to refer our website for regular updates or follow our social media links Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn
Q: If I want to send money by cheque/draft, in whose name shall I make the cheque?
Ans: All donations should be made in the name of Swastik Foundation. Please make sure you get the receipt for the same and also please give us your details (Pan no, name, address, email id, contact no) at the time of making the contribution . We need this information as a statutory requirement under the law.
Q: How do I organize collection in my office/colony/schools.. What kind of support Swastik Foundation will provide to initiate the collection?
Ans: First please talk to us about what exactly do you want to do including the basic information, what, where, how, when, why. Once we have the basic information we can guide you on what steps need to be taken before initiating a collection drive. If need be we will also provide you leaflets for local publicity and manpower. Organizing a collection drive may sound like a simple enough thing, but having done it consistently for the last many years, trust us that we know where the usual bottlenecks come up. We want your collection drive to be a big success, it not only helps us, it encourages more people to take up this kind of initiative.
Q: What is the list of material that you take ?
Ans: You can give more or less anything, which is not being used at your home, office or community and could be of use to another. We take clothes, household items, stationary, old news papers, one side used paper, furniture, bedding, export surplus, generators, medicines, dry ration, blankets etc. You can refer to the suggestive list of material and certain dos and don’ts around giving. For other queries kindly contact us.
Q: What are various Initiatives that Swastik Foundation is involved with?
Q: What all states and villages you work with? Do you target specific areas?
Ans: We are present pan india with offices in bangalore & Delhi. Our work is aimed specifically towards the most backward and poor communities.
Q: Will you issue an acknowledgement of material I contribute?
Ans: Surely, we will issue an acknowledgement for material received.
Q: Will I get tax exemption on my contribution in kind?
Ans: Under the Indian government rules you won’t get any tax exemption on material contribution.
Q: Can you give me the feedback regarding whereabouts of my material?
Ans: Since we are dealing with quantities of material it is impossible for us to say where exactly each individual’s material has gone. What we can tell you is where all did we send material in the lately.