Seeking Financial Help for Construction of Buddha Vihar . Please read and try to help
Dear Respected and Followers of Buddha Dhamma,
I was at a highest of highs a couple of Sundays ago, as I sat on the lawn with our Sunday school youth group, teaching and preaching the word of Sakyamuni’s Teaching. The kids were all full of interest, laughter and singing. It made me feel so proud of what we had achieved so far at our small Buddha Vihar here in Dhamma Hills.
AND then the rain came down... And I realized how much we really needed to add onto our small building to accommodate for our ever growing number of children and youth members and Followers of Buddha Dhamma Association.
( Children Programme at Sakyamuni Buddha Vihar)
And this is the reason why I am writing to you now, to request your help, with either a donation of funds or a donation of building material, towards the extending of our Vihar building. For the past two years now we have placed great emphasis on attracting and building our number of children and youth members as well as Followers of Buddha Dhamma, as we believe that that the youth in any Vihar activities is of extreme importance I'm sure you know of how important the youth is to any community... They are the future after all.
( Childrens Playing Angulimal Drama for Rural People)
(Buddha Dhamma Followers Association members in the Prayer)
This development has been a great success and our children and youth group has slowly grown to a number that we can now be proud of! But unfortunately, it has also grown to a size that we cannot accommodate for anymore in our small Vihar premises. So the time has now come for us to do some developments and extend the building.
But we can obviously not do this without the help of outside funding. So please would you be able to help us by sponsoring a section of the building extension or by donating some of the building material needed for it.
The cost to build this extension is going to be (8000 American Dollar and Five lakhs Twenty Thousand in Indian Rupee), and to raise these funds we have broken the structure up into five different sections of which we are looking for sponsorships for each. Each section is going to cost (one lakh) and as a reward for sponsoring the section you will receive a plaque placed in the building entrance.
( Buddhist Community Meet at Sakyamuni Buddha Vihar)
All sponsors will also receive free advertising on our website and in our newsletters.
By sponsoring and helping us build this extension you will be helping the kids in such a big way! Being a Buddhist yourself, I am sure you will understand the importance of giving our children a good grounding in our beliefs about Teaching of Buddha and the Lord, and this is what our Vihar’s main goal is! We want to teach the children in the best way possible and help them to develop into strong and honest Buddhist adults.
With this new extension we will be able to provide for these kids in a much better way. There will be no more interruptions or cancellations due to weather, the cold during winter will be less of an issue, and quite simply an indoors building with seats and proper facilities will just mean so much for the children, they will feel so much more wanted!
As Nila Priya, a 12 year girl from our youth, says, "Sunday school is something which I can't wait for each week. I get to see all my friends, laugh, and play and learn about Buddha! The stories that are told are so exciting and I love learning about Buddha and all the things he did. He is my Superhero! But then there are some days when the weather is ugly and our Sunday school gets cancelled... Those are my boring Sundays."
So by helping us build on to our Vihar you will be providing a huge service to all the children, like Nila Priya, at our Sunday school. Please either sponsor a section of our building or donate building material towards it.
If you would like to sponsor then please contact myself, V.Vijayalakshmi, on (08220870548) or via firstname.lastname@example.org. We have plans to start construction on the October, so please could you please respond positively, before 15th September 2015, as there will still be much planning to be done!
SAKYAMUNI BUDDHA VIHAR ACCOUNT DETAILS
Name of the Account : Sakyamuni Buddha Vihar
Name of the Bank : Canara Bank
Name of the Branch : Sankarapuram, Karaikudi
Account Number : 3040201000086
Account Type : Current Account
IFSC Code : CNRB0003040
MICR Code : 630015004
Sakyamuni Buddha Vihar
No.4/1, Bharathi Nagar, 2 nd Street,
Alagappapuram, Karaikudi - 630003,
Contact person: 0-8220870548
I thank you for the time you have taken to read this letter.
With Metta : V.Vijayalakshmi
P.S. Please remember that by helping us build this extension to our Vihar, you will not only be doing a big favor towards our Youth Group, but will also be helping the entire Vihar, its organization and members.
This is because the extension will also be used for many other things, other than Sunday school, like all meetings, Meditation practices, fundraising events and much more. So please help us out!
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