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How You Can Help

Note - We are currently fundraising for our new building project, for which we have a separate donations form allowing you to sponsor specific building-related items. Click here to find out more about the building project.

At present, our main support comes from New Zealanders, but there are a some supporters in England, Australia and USA too. For some years now we have received help from the New Zealand High Commission in New Delhi when they have given us grants from their Mission Fund.

We are a small private trust and all our transactions are at a personal level. We have no permanent premises or staff in Wellington and all work in New Zealand is completely voluntary. As a result our overheads are very minimal (e.g website maintenance, stationery) and over 95% of donations goes direct to the Illam children and related development activities.

All our regular supporters receive several newsletters every year. The newsletters tell of the progress of our children, our day-to-day issues as well as our success. The newsletters make interesting reading and give a little insight into Tamil culture.

So How Can You Help?

Simply by donating money either by cheque, online banking, or immediately here online by PayPal or credit card. First find below our Account details:

Karunai Illam Trust - Account Number: 06-0583-0863210-00

ANZ Bank, Wellington

If you wish to donate, then please complete the form below. This will help us acknowledge donations better. Credit card payments are processed by PayPal and you do not need to have a PayPal account. When you arrive at the PayPal payment page, please look for the link that says "Don't have a PayPal account? Use your credit card...". Then you will see the card payment form.

After payment, please click the orange button that returns you back to our website. There is an option to create a PayPal account, but there is no need to do so.

If you experience any difficulties making a donation online, please disable or bypass your security suite, or choose the bank deposit method, or contact us.