Gujarati Association of Connecticut
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Donation Options
We have a variety of donation options from which to choose. Your contribution, whatever the size, is always appreciated and will help GAOCT religious, spiritual, cultural, humanitarian and educational programs for its members and the community at large.
 
Donate by Check
 
If you prefer to donate by check, please follow these steps.
 
STEP 1 : You'll need to download the donation form, print it and fill it in.
STEP 2 : Attach the check (made in favour of GAOCT) and mail it to
 
Gujarati Association of Connecticut
 
The Belvedere
70 Pond Lily Ave. 
New Haven, CT 06515

For further assistance, write to support@gaoct.com
 
Tax Exemption : Gujarati Association of Connecticut is a 501(c)(3) registered organization, and all donations are tax-deductible.
 
Matching Gift
 
In the US, thousands of companies - corporations, associations and foundations, match their employees’ charitable contributions, even the value of your volunteer time. So you can increase your gift to GAOCT through your employer's Matching Gift program.
 
Here's how to take part:
 
1. For a list of companies that can match your contributions to GAOCT, contact your employer's Human     Resources office to determine if your company matches employee donations.
 
2. Complete the donor section of the matching gift form, and if the company does not directly send it to GAOCT, please submit it, along with your check or credit card authorization, to:
 
Gujarati Association of Connecticut

The Belvedere
70 Pond Lily Ave. 
New Haven, CT 06515

​Tax Exemption: Gujarati Association of Connecticut is a 501(c)(3) registered organization, and all donations are tax-deductible.

FAQ's on Donation
Is there any advantage to donating online?
Yes. When you donate online, you help twice over, as it is the most cost-efficient channel of collecting funds for GAOCT
 
Is it very complicated to donate online?
Not at all. It's simple and safe. Here's what you have to do to make a donation online:
 
Specify your donation details.

Fill in the personal information as this will enable us process your contribution(s) and send you a receipt.
Your selection will be displayed for review. Please check the information carefully and make sure that it is correct.
Once you confirm the details are correct, you will be taken to Authorize.net payment gateway.
Fill in your credit card details. You will get an immediate confirmation of your donation. You will also receive an email message with a donation number.

Do I need any special hardware or software to donate online?
No. But if this is the first time that you are doing any online transaction involving use of a credit card, you need to ensure that the transaction is secure. Use browser that supports 128bit encryption. eg IE 6 and above, Mozilla Firefox 2 and above.

Is it safe to give my credit card details online?
Sure it is. We adopt stringent security measures to ensure that critically sensitive information, such as your personal information and your credit card details, are protected. These measures include the following:
 
1. All your personal information is encrypted before it is transmitted over the Internet. This guarantees that your information is inaccessible to any third party.
 
2. We use industry-standard SSL (Standard Sockets Layer) Encryption Technology for data encryption.
 
3. We have been certified as a VeriSign Secure site. Verisign is a leading US-based Net Authentication Agency which certifies that a site's transactions are secured by SSL encryption.
 
4. We have implemented an Address Verification System to safe guard against fraud on our payment gateway.

How safe is my personal information with GAOCT of CT on the GAOCT of CT site?
We are committed to protecting your personal information with us. For more details, please do read our Privacy Policy.
 
Can donate in Foreign Currencies?
We accept donations in all currencies offline. Online, we accept donations only in US dollars.
 
Are there any tax benefits for donating to GAOCT of CT?
GAOCT is a 501(c)(3) registered organization, and all donations to GAOCT are tax-deductible.
 
How do I contact you regarding my donation?
For more assistance or information on donating to GAOCT please do write to the GAOCT corporate office.



How to Donate
Donate Online
 
Here’s how you could go about making a donation online.

Select your donation detail. Specify your amount.
Please fill in the personal details and credit card details. All fields are mandatory. We require it to enable us process your receipt.
Your selection will be displayed for review. Please check the information carefully - email id, address etc.- and make sure that it is correct. If not, change them as desired.
Once you confirm the details are correct, select Accept. You will get an immediate confirmation of your donation. You will also receive an email message with a donation number and amount. In case of rejection or error while processing, you will get intimation accordingly
Donate by Check
 
If you prefer to donate by check, please follow these steps.

You'll need to download the donation form, print it and fill it in.
Attach the check (made in favour of GAOCT) and mail it to

Gujarati Association of Connecticut 

The Belvedere
70 Pond Lily Ave. 
New Haven, CT 06515

 
For further assistance, write to support@gaoct.org
 
Tax Exemption : Gujarati Association of Connecticut is a 501(c)(3) registered organization, and all donations are tax-deductible.