Dear U.S. TOVP Donors and Supporters,
Please accept my obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada. Hare Krishna!
Today is Thanksgiving in the United States, a holiday set aside to give thanks to God. This country has always attempted to have God as an essential part of the lifestyle and culture. Even U.S. currency has “In God We Trust” emblazoned on its front side declaring a National trust in the Creator. Srila Prabhupada appreciated this sentiment, but added that we must also learn to love God, and unless we know who God is neither love or trust are possible to the fullest extent.
What Srila Prabhupada gave us is a God we can both love and trust, Sri Krishna. He showed us who God is, what His name is, who His associates are, where He lives and what He does there, and so much more. And most importantly, Srila Prabhupada delivered to us the mercy of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu who is the most merciful incarnation of the Lord freely distributing the highest achievement of love for God, Krishna prema.
It is quite befitting, therefore, that we also use this time to give thanks to Srila Prabhupada, the emissary and senapati bhakta (commander in chief) of Lord Caitanya. Of course, we try to do that every day, or rather every moment in our hearts. But this time of Thanksgiving is unique in that in a few days the official worldwide day of giving, Giving Tuesday, November 29, will be upon us.
We humbly request all our readers to kindly consider this day as another opportunity to give thanks to Srila Prabhupada by helping to complete his most important and world-changing project, the Temple of the Vedic Planetarium at ISKCON’s World Headquarters in Sridham Mayapur, India. You can sponsor another seva option, make a pledge payment, complete your pledge or just make a general donation. There is even an opportunity to have your donation matched on Facebook. Below are the different means to do this:
GIVING TUESDAY: NOVEMBER 29, 2022
Giving Tuesday Donation Methods
To make a donation on Facebook that will be matched, you must go to the TOVP Foundation Facebook Page and be ready to enter your donation no later than 8am EST on November 29. There is $8 million in matching funds available, but the competition for that is stiff, so the timing is crucial. A few minutes after 8am EST the matching funds will be gone and your donation won’t be matched. I suggest you visit our Facebook Page in advance to read the full guidelines.
If you would like to sponsor a new seva option, visit the TOVP website Seva Opportunities page first to see the options available: https://tovp.org/donate/seva-opportunities/ . You can pay in installments. Facebook donations are also transaction free and they provide the legal donation receipt. Please contact us afterwards about the amount donated towards a new sponsorship or pledge payment: (email@example.com).
2. PayPal Giving
If you are unable to donate on Facebook or prefer not to, you can use our PayPal Giving account. If you would like to sponsor a new seva option, visit the TOVP website Seva Opportunities page first to see the options available: https://tovp.org/donate/seva-opportunities/ . You can pay in installments. PayPal Giving is also a no transaction fee donation, and provides the legal donation receipt. Please contact us afterwards about the amount donated towards a new sponsorship or pledge payment: (firstname.lastname@example.org).
3. TOVP Website
You can also make your donation/pledge payment or new seva option payment right on the TOVP website: https://tovp.org/donate/seva-opportunities/ . The TOVP Foundation office will provide the legal donation receipt.
On behalf of Ambarisa and Braja Vilasa prabhus I want to thank you for your continued support and prayers for the successful completion of the TOVP.
TOVP Communications Director
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