Three Ways to Help
Our site offers three ways to help the Kemetic Orthodox House of Netjer: via
donations, purchases through our affiliate
programs, or through various private fundraisers set up by House of Netjer members.
our Real-Time Donation Report (RTD) page by clicking here!
The House of Netjer Kemetic Orthodox Temple is legally registered with and
recognized by the Internal Revenue Service of the United States as a 501(c)3
nonprofit religious organization. As a nonprofit, we rely completely on the
generosity of people both inside and outside the faith for all of our financial
support. All donations to the temple are tax-deductible in the United States
of America and other countries to the fullest extent of the law.
DONATING TO THE HOUSE OF
All free-will donations to the House of Netjer Kemetic Orthodox Temple are
tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
Donations of any amount are always welcome. Unless specifically earmarked for
certain expenses, all donations are applied to the area of our greatest needs.
Donations are used to fund our charitable and religious activities, including
but not limited to:
Truth and the Mother Temple/Tawy House Retreat Center
Both monetary donations and non-monetary donations of time, skills and materials
are used for day-to-day costs of operating and maintaining our temple and
retreat center for the faithful in Joliet, Illinois. These costs include overhead
expenses, utilities, repairs/renovation and upkeep, insurance and other costs
involved in the operation of the Tawy House
Retreat and Conference Center.
Tawy House is a landmark three-story,
18-room brick building erected circa 1900 for use as a convent and parochial
school and purchased by the House of Netjer in October 2003. It currently
houses the main shrine of Kemetic Orthodoxy (the Truth and the Mother Temple)
and retreat rooms for guests, the administrative offices of the Imhotep
Kemetic Orthodox Seminary and the House
of Netjer Kemetic Orthodox Temple, and the permanent residence (two rooms)
of our spiritual leader. Temple and/or retreat center donations are also put
toward religious items (icons, altars, regalia, etc.) and other furnishings
as well as ongoing renovation and repair needs. A wish
list of items specifically needed at Tawy is located under the name "tawyhouse"
Donations for general and regular expenses go toward general House of Netjer
overhead costs, including utilities, maintenance of our secure post office
box and temple bank accounts, postage, religious staples (candles, incense,
offerings for festivals, etc.), books for the temple libraries, office supplies
and the like. Regular and recurring temple expenses include costs for our
Internet presence (domain maintenance, server space, chat rooms, software,
etc.); a modest stipend (no more than $2,000/month based on available funds)
provided to Her Holiness the Nisut (AUS) in return for Her full-time commitment
to serve the faithful as her only occupation; and travel and mileage for volunteers
doing temple-related work. General donations can be made in the form of money
or resources. If you have a non-monetary item you believe the House of Netjer
could use that you would like to donate, please contact Rev. Donna Schaefer,
the Scribe of the Nisut (email@example.com);
you may be eligible for a tax deduction on the item's purchase cost.
The webmaster has set up three affiliate programs for the temple: our "bookstore"
with Amazon.com, domain registration with Domain Direct (see search box, below),
and domain hosting with Kemet.org's provider, Site5.
In addition to purchasing from our bookstore, we also receive a commission on
any purchase made via Amazon.com using their box, below.
|Amazon.com and Domain Direct Search Boxes
Register Your Domain Name
Private fundraisers are set up from time to time by members of our congregation
to benefit the House of Netjer, but are not directed by the House of Netjer
itself. You can access a list
of active fundraisers by House of Netjer members in our links section.
Any donation, however large or small, is always welcome! Nonprofit organizations,
and especially religious organizations, depend entirely on the generosity of
members and friends to survive. We give thanks for all the support we have received
from individuals and corporations in the past, and look forward to thanking
you for more support of our events and offerings in the future! As is said in
the ancient tongue, Dua-Netjer enten -- we thank Netjer for you!