All donations will be used for the area of greatest need unless otherwise earmarked.
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. You can check our status with the IRS at their official website using the name House of Netjer. As a nonprofit, we rely completely on the generosity of people both inside and outside the religion for all of our financial support. All donations to the temple are tax-deductible in the United States of America, and in other countries to the fullest extent of the law.
It's important to know where your money is going and how it's being spent. Our current financial reports can be found at http://www.kemet.org/finances.
Helping Tawy is our current fundraising website for the House of Netjer's main temple building, Tawy House. It's geared toward special fundraising events and ongoing support. Please visit us at http://www.helpingtawy.com/.
Donating to the House of Netjer
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, donations are applied to the areas 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 the day-to-day costs of operating and maintaining our temple and retreat center in Joliet, Illinois. These costs include overhead expenses, utilities, repairs/renovation and upkeep, insurance, and other costs involved in operating the Tawy House Retreat and Conference Center.
Tawy House is a three-story, 18-room brick building erected circa 1920, initially for use as a convent and parochial school, which was purchased by the House of Netjer in October 2003. It currently houses the main shrine of Kemetic Orthodoxy (Truth and the Mother Temple) and retreat rooms for members and guests, the administrative offices of the Imhotep Kemetic Orthodox Seminary, the House of Netjer Kemetic Orthodox Temple, and the visiting offices and library 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.
Donations for general and regular expenses go toward House of Netjer overhead including utilities, bank accounts, postage, religious staples (candles, incense, offerings for festivals, etc.), books for 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.); and travel and mileage for clergy and volunteers doing qualifying temple-related work. When the temple is able to make more than $1,500 per month in donations, our spiritual leader can receive a partial or full salary for her work for us. We are not currently able to budget a salary for her if our donation budget is not met. 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 us, and select "Donation Inquiries"; you may be eligible for a tax deduction on the item's purchase cost.
Any donation, however large or small, is 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 it is said in the ancient tongue, Dua-Netjer enten -- we thank Netjer for you!