Donate for a Brighter Future (Vaidehi Ashram)

A BIG THANK YOU to all who joined in this amazing journey of lending our support to the girls of Vaidehi Ashram. Due to personal reasons, I will not longer be able to collect donations through this blog, but I encourage you to contact the ashram directly whenever you wish to share your love for the girls at the ashram.

Here are their contact details:

Ashram Details:

Vaidehi Seva Samithi
Beside Sri Saraswati Sisu Mandir High School
Krishna Nagar, Saidabad, Hyderabad - 500 059
Ph No: 040-24075544
Mobile: 9032152105
Email: .. a look back at some wonderful moments of the girls which were possible only because of Y.O.U. :-)

Funds collected through this blog and donated to Vaidehi Ashram -

Rs 3,20,107 [Details]
Rs 1,21,393 [Details]
Rs 50,490 [Jan to Mar' 13 - Details below]
Rs 55,000 [ Apr to Jul' 13 - Details below]
Rs 20,000 [May' 14 - Receipt below]
Rs 51,609 [March' 15 - Details below]
Rs 56,991 [July' 15 - Details below]
Total Amount DonatedRs 6,75,590

 "Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive." 
~ Dalai Lama

The readers of this blog are well aware of Vaidehi Ashram and the little girls whom I absolutely adore. Its a place where about 122 girls ages from 3 to 22 live together, most of them have no parents or a family of their own. Its a place where I find solace and their innocent smiles & dreams help me always to be positive in life no matter what. Those who want to read and know more about them, below are all the posts published here on the blog -

Every single day I get at least one query where people inquire about how they can help the girls at the ashram. Just the very thought that somebody in a faraway corner of the world is having them in their thoughts makes me feel so warm from inside, to know that there are lot many people out there who wish to help create a better future for the kids. After organising two fund drives, I realized that there are not many ways one could donate in foreign currency. That's why am planning to have a Chipin widget open for every 3 months. 

Important Note: On March 7th 2013, Chipin shut down. Hence I created a new gateway for contributions on The goal is to raise atleast a 2000$ in 6 months. The money will be used for their monthly school fees. 

A HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who has contributed to raise $2560 in 6 months. :-) This response exceeded our expectations and until this amount has been disbursed, the "Give Now" will be removed from the page. Please check on the spreadsheet below for regular updates on the expenditure of funds to the ashram. 

If you wish to send your contributions directly to the ashram, please draw a cheque or a demand draft in favour of - M/s Vaidehi Seva Samithi and send to the above mentioned address.

Bank Details for direct deposit to ashram account

The Ashram authorities have requested a cover letter for the direct deposit contributions as well as they have to know who you are for filing their taxes to Govt. Of India.

For foreign donations only: Vaidehi seva samithi A/C No.5219946953, State Bank of Hyderabad, Disulkhnagar (FCRA) .
For Indian donations only: Vaidehi seva samithi A/c No.2818101000609, CANARA BANK, Saidabad, Hyderabad
Ashram PAN ID (Tax ID) - AAATV2720Q.

Vaidehi Ashram Supporter's List

Note: Within 48 hours, if you don't find your name in the below list or regarding any discrepancy with the details mentioned against your name, please do write to me or leave a comment.  Thanks and Apologies in advance. :-)


Below, my mother is giving the remaining amount of Rs 56,991 to the Vaidehi Ashram authorities.

Many have also inquired about costs involved in sponsoring education, food etc for the Ashram girls. Below are the various projects and their expenses at the ashram. If you wish to directly talk to the authorities at the ashram, please send them an email at or call +91-40-24075544 (or) +91 9032152105 to discuss regarding the project you wish to sponsor. If you need any other help from my side in terms of coordination, please let me know. I will be more than happy to do it for you.

1. Adopt a girl for one year (Includes clothing, food, education and other necessities)    [25,000/- Rupees]

2. Vidyanidhi (Education costs a girl for one year)                                                            [6,000/- Rupees]

3. Mangala Nidhi (One time deposit to cover a day's food expenses commemorating any auspicious occasion every year)                                                                                                            [25,000/- Rupees]

4. Smrithi Nidhi (One time deposit to cover a day's food expenses in remembrance of your beloved every year)                                                                                                                          [25,000/- Rupees]

5. Kishori Vikas Yojana Nidhi (Expenditure to run one Centre of Development Project for Adolescent Girls for one month)                                                                                                           [2000/- Rupees]

6. Vaidehi Mahila Vikasa Samithi (One month expenditure to train Unemployed Youth & Women. Also includes cost for food and shelter)                                                                             [10,000/- Rupees]

7. To sponsor all three meals for one day for all the Ashram girls:                                       [2,500/- Rupees]

8. To sponsor one meal for all the Ashram girls:                                                              [1,500/- Rupees]

Ashram Details:

Vaidehi Seva Samithi
Beside Sri Saraswati Sisu Mandir High School
Krishna Nagar, Saidabad, Hyderabad - 500 059
Ph No: 040-24075544
Mobile: 9032152105

The money raised through this blog Cooking With Siri will go directly to the Vaidehi Ashram, Hyderabad. All the transactions, payments, distribution process will be properly accounted for and details of the expenditure will be published on this post. All donations are exempted from I.T Under 80-G and accorded permission under FCRA.

Thanks to one and all for your continuous support and love for the girls at Vaidehi Ashram. It does mean a lot to them and me. :-)


  1. Read about this ashram recently in Great to see people doing service. am now thinking of doing some donations.

  2. I read about this ashram thru this blog a few years back. from then I make donations thru bank now and then. I thank you Mme. for your blog on Vaidehi Ashram


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