About Us

The Jaswant Sawhney Trust Fund was founded on July 19th, 2004 to help raise funds for the All India Pingalwara Charitable Society. It is legally set up as a 501(c)(3) public charity and provides a tax exemption receipt for any money donated to Pingalwara.

About Pingalwara

Pingalwara is a charitable home for the mentally challenged, aged, incurably sick and destitute. All India Pingalwara Charitable Society is registered under the Act 1960, Reg No130. Dr Inderjit Kaur is the President of the society as per the will left behind by Bhagat Puran Singh Ji. To read more, please visit Pingalwara.org


We accept personal checks, money orders, online bill pay checks, and Zelle.

For personal check or money order:

Please make donations payable to Jaswant Sawhney Trust Fund

Donations made in the United States should be sent to:

Jaswant Sawhney Trust
c/o Pingalwara USA
P.O. Box 357
Pittstown, NJ 08867

For donations via Zelle:

Please use the pingalwarausa@gmail.com email address to send the payment. Please make the donation payable to Jaswant Sawhney Trust Fund. Please add your contact information (name, email address, phone number, and mailing address) to the message or memo area.

For online bill pay:

You can set up our Trust as a Payee in your personal bank. Please make the check out to Jaswant Sawhney Trust Fund and add our address from above.

Again, please provide your full address, email address, and phone number to receive a tax-deductible receipt for your donation.


  • Currently, our Trust is NOT accepting credit cards, paypal, or other third party donation collection sites. Many of these companies charge fees and/or take percentages of the donation before they are sent. We wish to donate 100% of your donation directly to Pingalwara.
  • The processing of your payments is seva done by volunteers lending their time to the Trust.

Contact Us

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can we donate clothes and other articles for Pingalwara?
    We humbly request that you send these articles directly to Pingalwara at your own expense. Please obtain information directly from their website at PingalwaraOnline.org.
  • How do I know my donation has been received by Pingalwara?
    You will receive a a tax-deductible receipt from Jaswant Sawhney Trust Fund. In addition, Pingalwara will also send you a receipt of your donation. In total, you will get 2 receipts confirming your donation for Pingalwara. Please use the receipt from Jaswant Sawhney Trust Fund for tax deductions in the United States.
    Note: Processing can take up to 2 months due to the current pandemic.
  • Is Pingalwara at Patiala an authorized branch of All India Pingalwara Charitable Society?
    No. The Pingalwara at Patiala is not an authorized branch and is a separate entity not related to All India Pingalwara Charitable Society.
  • Is Pingalwara a trustworthy organization to donate to?
    Bhagat Puran Singh founded this organization and dedicated his whole life to serving the needy. His successor, Dr. Inderjit Kaur, is also committed to serve her whole life for his cause. With all your help, Pingalwara is progressing day by day. We encourage you to visit the Pingalwara center in any of the following branches in India. Amritsar, Manawala, Chandigarh, Goindwal, Sangrur, and Jalandhar.
  • When can we call you for more information?
    Please call after 6:30pm EST, or during weekends. Please leave a message on the answering machine and we will call you back.
  • How can we volunteer to help Pingalwara?
    A great way to help is to spread the knowledge about All India Pingalwara organization, which serves the needy across cultures and religions. You can educate inside and outside your community, including non-Sikh communities, and encourage them to donate.
  • When should I send my donation?
    We appreciate that you remember the needy people in All India Pingalwara during birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, and other special occasions. Any time is a great time to send your donation.
  • Can I send credit or debit card donation?
    Unfortunately, we do not have the capacity to accepts these type of donations. We will update this site when we will start accepting credit or debit donation.
  • Can I collect money on behalf of Jaswant Sawhney Trust Fund?
    Only the trustees above are authorized by the IRS United States Government Agency to collect funds and sign receipts.

    You are free to collect donations from your communities and submit them to the Jaswant Sawhney Trust Fund. Every individual that has provided their address will receive a receipt. In addition, all copies of the receipts can also be provided to the person collecting the donations.

If you have any additional questions, please feel free to email us at pingalwaraUSA@gmail.com.