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FAQ's

Who/what is the Petralthan Pillaiya Trust?

This is a Trust set up by iconic actor Kamal Haasan and Rajeev Nambiar, the CEO of Hello FM, the latter in his personal capacity, to support vulnerable children in Tamil Nadu.

How long has the Trust been in existence?

The Trust was registered in November 2011 but the activities have been conducted since 2009 in partnership with PSI (Population Services International), an international NGO.

Why is PSI not involved in the campaign anymore?

PSI's role was to help set up programs that others could carry forward. In this case, PTP Trust is continuing to carry those efforts forward.

Where is the registered office of the Trust?

No.4, Eldams Road, Chennai 600 018, Tamil Nadu, India

Is this an Indian NGO?

Yes, the Trust is a registered Indian NGO.

Is this a religious NGO/outfit?

No. The Trust is a secular organisation and does not work with any specific religious affiliations.

What am I donating for? /How will my donation be used?

The donations will help build a pool of funds from where support will be extended to vulnerable children and in particular the HIV positive children covered under our campaign for medical insurance, education, counselling and other activities the Trust deems as important.

How will this contribution be helpful to the wellbeing of a HIV positive child?

Since HIV positive children are especially at risk to contract various infections and do fall sick more often than normal persons or children, medical support will be a priority. In addition monitoring and mentoring these children is an important aspect of their support. With improving drug protocols, these children are living longer lives so our efforts will also be directed at educating them to help them stand on their own feet. Your contribution will assist these efforts.

Can I contribute only for the educational benefit of one child?

Your contribution will go into the pool of funds and we will be extending support based on the special needs and circumstances of our children. Keeping this in mind, we cannot guarantee that your money will be used specifically for education only.

I don’t want to donate money; can I donate something in kind for the children?

At this point of time, we are not accepting in kind contributions. However, we will get back to you in case we want in kind contributions as well.

How do I donate?

You can donate through the following means:

1. Pay Online through Credit card / Debit card / Net banking at ptptrust:

2. Through cheque / Demand Draft favouring PTP Trust. This can be sent to the Trust’s office at: No. 4, Eldams Road, Chennai 600 018, Tamil Nadu, India. Alternately it can be sent to any of the Hello FM offices in the state. Please do mention your name, address and contact number on the back of the cheque/DD, so that we can send you the receipt.

3.Bank Transfer

In the name of PETRALTHAN PILLAIYA TRUST

IFSC Code: HDFC0000004 (Required for RTGS and NEFT)

Bank ac no: 50100002813439

Branch Address: HDFC BANK LTD, ITC Centre 759, Anna Salai, Chennai - 600002.

We request you to call us / email us when you make a donation, so that we can track it and send you the receipt.

PLEASE NOTE: PTP TRUST CAN RECEIVE DONATIONS IN INDIAN RUPPEES ONLY.

Do you also accept cash?

At this point of time, we are not accepting donations in cash.

In whose name shall I make the cheque?

You have to make the cheque or demand draft in the name of PTP Trust.

Where do I send the cheque or DD?

You can send the cheque/DD to our registered office at No. 4, Eldams Road, Chennai 600018.

Will I get a receipt for the donation?

Yes all donations received by PTP Trust will be given an official receipt.

How many days will it take for me to get a receipt for my donation?

It will take a minimum of 15 working days, after realisation of cheque, for you to get the receipt through post.

How do I donate online? Please explain to me in detail .

To donate online click here and follow the instructions.

I don’t have a credit card, can I donate using my debit card?

Yes you can donate using your debit card.

Can I do an account transfer?

Yes. The details are as follows:

In the name of PETRALTHAN PILLAIYA TRUST

IFSC Code: HDFC0000004 (Required for RTGS and NEFT)

Bank ac no: 50100002813439

Branch Address

HDFC BANK LTD

ITC Centre 759, Anna Salai, Chennai - 600002.

We request you to call us / email us when you make a donation, so that we can track it and send you the receipt.

PLEASE NOTE: PTP TRUST CAN RECEIVE DONATIONS IN INDIAN RUPPEES ONLY.

Can you send me an email receipt?

Yes, we can email the receipt in PDF format to you. You will have to share your email id with us for this purpose.

What kind of details do you need to process the donation?

We will need your name, address for correspondence, contact information including phone number and email id.

Will I be getting any tax benefit for my donation?

Yes, since PTP Trust is a registered charity in India, all donations received are eligible for tax deduction under Sec 80G of the IT Act.

Where are these children located for whom you are collecting money?

These children are located in various parts of Tamil Nadu

Can I see any of these children?

Yes, we organise periodic donor visits to various orphanages/homes where these children are present. You can inform us of your interest to visit and we will get in touch with you when we do organise the visit. However, you will not be able to visit these institutions on your own without prior information to us.

You talked about discrimination towards these children? How does this discrimination take place and where?

This discrimination takes place in many ways: like being asked not to attend school, being forbidden to play with other children, being refused rental accommodation, being refused treatment in hospitals, etc.