Thursday, October 13, 2005

The Citizen's Foundation

More from Lilith's [thank you, Lilith] comments here and here.

The Citizens Foundation (TCF) is a not-for-profit organization working to provide quality education to the less-privileged children of Pakistan. The suffering from this earthquake is of such a magnitude and scale that TCF was prompted to plan a two-phased strategy to provide systematic relief to the victims of this national calamity in the Northern Areas and Azad Kashmir.

Immediate Relief: Starting today, we will provide basic care packages including tents, blankets and food rations to 20,000 affectees for the next seven days, for which we need Pak Rupees 30 Million.

Permanent Housing: In the second phase, in association with other partners, we plan to construct 5,000 seismically designed homes over the next two years, each costing Pak Rupees 400,000. Our engineers and experts are already in the area and are monitoring the requirements on site, both short term and long term.
Online Donations through your Credit Card

Donate to Friends of TCF (FTCF) in UK

All donations are tax deductible for UK basic and higher rate taxpayers under the Gift Aid Scheme.

Cheques or bank drafts

TCF Pakistan
Cheques or bank drafts must be made in favour of 'TCF Relief Fund' and mailed to: The Citizens Foundation,
Relief Fund Camp Office,
9th Floor, NIC Building,
Abbasi Shaheed Rd,
Tel: 0301-2910344-2910353 (10 lines)
Fax: (9221) 5682772.

Donations to TCF Pakistan are approved for tax deduction U/S 2(36)(c) of the income tax ordinance, 2001, valid upto 30-06-2007.

TCF Canada
Cheques or bank drafts must be made in favour of ‘I.D.R.F.’, with a note indicating the purpose as "TCF- Permanent Housing" and mailed to: The Citizens’ Foundation, Canada, 55-3176 Ridgeway Drive, Mississauga, ON, L5L 5S6, Canada.

IDRF (International Development and Relief Foundation) is a Canadian Charity with whom TCF Canada has an arrangement for collection of donations.

All donations made to IDRF are tax exempt.

Deposits or direct bank transfers
Deposits or direct bank transfers can be made into the following account in:


Title of Account TCF Relief Fund
Bank Askari Commercial Bank Ltd.
Account no. (PKR) 015-010104331-7
Swift Code. ASC-MPKKA
Branch Clifton Branch & all online Askari Commercial Bank branches across Pakistan

Note: Please fax/mail us your address & donation details so that an official receipt can be mailed to you.

TCF website:

Lilith adds:
If you want to work as a volunteer in Pakistan, please fo not go as an individual, please go with one of the NGOs or orginisation working in the area so that your efforts are not wasted. One place to enroll for going is by contacting a local office of President Relief Fund.

If you do not want to go to teh affected area, please join hands with the NGOs working for colelction and raising funds. There is Hope & KCCI which is collecting blood, there is TCF Relief Fund which is working towards development of the area, EDhi Trust is doing a lot of work both in terms of collection of material and goods and working in affected area, you can go to any Edhi Centre and offer your services.

If you are living abroad, please collect and donate as many funds as you can as there as a dire need for money.

I will post addresses and account details for other NGOs collecting money
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