Temple Building Fund – the target is NZ$500,000

Donations and Building Fund

FUNDRAISING GOAL:

The goal of this Fundraiser is to raise $500,000 in the first year of operations to secure a semi-permanent place for worship and $1,200,000 at the end of two years to build a purpose-built place of worship. This will incorporate a functions centre to cater for events and as revenue centre through hire.

HOW THE MONEY WILL BE USED:

All donations collected as a part of this fundraiser will reside in a separate endowment account, which will not be utilized for the temple’s day to day activities

Our pledge process allows members to set their own level of support, based on a target support level of 5% of household income – we estimate that if families self-assess at this level, we will have adequate funds to operate.

Ordinary Members are also asked to contribute $1,500 to the building fund over the lifetime of their membership. It is generally paid in ten annual payments of $150. This pledge structure is based on our deep conviction that the vast majority of members will be guided by their sense of responsibility to support the Hindu community in a spirit of generosity and goodwill.

Because some members will be unable to meet the target level, we greatly appreciate the generosity of members who are able to make up the shortfall.

No member of our congregation is turned away for financial reasons.

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