With the need to support local outreach because of the pandemic, we’re holding a special Jodo Shinshu Buddhist Temples of Canada Women’s Federation (JSBTC WF) Dana event where donations can be made at the temple or by eTransfer between Sunday, March 27 to Sunday, April 4.
The donations will be consolidated and the funds will be sent to an organization of our choice. Donors can email firstname.lastname@example.org with suggestions of a local charity that we could support this year. The responses will determine where the money is directed. Thanks to people like you, $1,335 was raised last year and donated to the Canadian Mental Health Association to support the health and wellness of others.
Your kindness and generosity is appreciated. Thank you for considering a wonderful gift of “Dana” – giving without thought of receiving something in return.
eTransfer: To email@example.com to be collected for Temple reporting and receipting purposes (tax receipts for donations over $20). It is important to include in the ‘Message:’ field: “WF Dana donation”.
Cash or cheques made out to the Calgary Buddhist Temple can be left at the temple during this timeframe as well with clear identification that it is a “WF Dana donation”.
Background: Traditionally in March, the Calgary Buddhist Temple holds an annual Dana Day when donations are collected and sent to the WF national organization for consolidation to support social welfare. For the past two years, due to the many challenges associated with COVID, the WF has encouraged temples to continue to recognize Dana Day giving and to use the funds to support local initiatives.