Donations

Donations to The Forest Way are most welcome. We rely entirely on the generosity of friends and well-wishers who are touched by what we do. We are not Government or Corporate sponsored.

We believe in being completely transparent about our finances. Details of our annual income and expenditure along with the audited reports can be found here

When sending a donation, either by check or by bank transfer, it is crucial that you inform us and give your full name and address. This is both so that we can formally express our gratitude in the form of a receipt, and is also required by law for our annual audit. Please click below for further details.

You can send us a cheque directly from within India or from anywhere in the world. Please include a covering note giving your full name, address, and email id. Without these details we won’t be able to cash your cheque. Please make your cheque to ‘The Forest Way’ and mail to:

“The Forest Way”,
c/o Arunagiri Children Park
Opp. Government Arts College
Chengam Rd.
Tiruvannamalai
606 603, Tamil Nadu

If you are and Indian citizen paying from within India, please transfer to this account.

The Forest Way
(office address: 8/25 2nd Street, D.P. Nagar, Kotturpuram, Chennai-600085)
City Union Bank Ltd
SB Account Number – 001001000738260
Branch: T. Nagar, 48, Mahalakshmi Street, Chennai-600017
IFSC Code: CIUB 0000001

On making the transfer, please email us, giving your full name and address, and the details of the donation, so that we can process your receipt.

If you are a US taxpayer, you can get tax deductibility on donations of over US$250. Please make checks payable to EarthWays and mail to:

EarthWays Foundation 20178 Rockport Way Malibu, CA 90265

You must include a covering letter stating that your donation is toward the work of The Forest Way, Thiruvannamalai, and Earthways will then pass on the full amount of your contribution to us.

For donations of less than $250, please send directly to us.

If you are an Australian taxpayer, you can get tax deductibility on donations of AUS$100 and over.

Please write checks to Rainforest Information Centre, including a covering note stating that your donation is toward the work of The Forest Way, and send to;

Rainforest Information Centre Box 20681, Nimbin NSW 2480, Australia

or send a bank transfer to

Commonwealth Bank, Lismore 2480, RIC Public Fund, BSB : 062-565 Account No: 10112562

Please email the Rainforest Information Centre johnseed1@ozemail.com.au (and cc us arunachalaforestway@gmail.com) stating that your donation is towards the work of The Forest Way, Thiruvannamalai, and asking for a tax-deductibility receipt.

For donations of less than $100, please send directly to us.

If you are making a donation from outside of India OR if you are living in India but are not an Indian citizen, please use this account;

The Forest Way
City Union Bank, Thiruvannamalai branch
Account No is CA/no: 172109000118754
IFSC code is : CIUB 0000172
Swift No: CIUBIN5M

On making the transfer, please email us, giving your full name and address, and the details of the donation, so that we can process your receipt.

Volunteering With The Forest Way

We are happy to welcome volunteers to join us in our work. For those who come, this can be a deeply rewarding time. There is a satisfaction in participating in the work, and for many their time here opens up different ways of looking at things, and exposes them to new ways of living. Friendships form, connections are made, to each other and to the place. For most volunteers the main work is often in the vegetable garden or other outdoor activities such as tree planting, but given the wide variety of work that we are involved in, those with specialist skills are often able to put them to good use.

Each volunteer, in their own way, requires an investment of time and energy on our part. We ask that people come for a minimum of 3 weeks (and longer is better), to allow time to get into a rhythm with the work and to develop a meaningful connection to the place. It should be a joyful and rewarding time, but it is not a holiday. People need to be ready for work and to participate in the spirit of the place.

If you are interested to spend time volunteering, please write to us well in advance, and let us know what your interests and skills are. We have shared accommodation for up to 8 people at a time, in simple thatched mud huts, and we provide two meals a day. We suggest people rent a bicycle to get to and from town for shopping and getting to know the place.