How it works:
Every petitioner has their own webpage where he/she can ask for the money needed and for what program, as well as displaying some personal information. A recent picture is required. The practitioner has up to 6 month time to gather the requested amount of money through this venue.
Once your fundraiser reaches its end date The Offering Bowl will process your fundraiser and uses the funds (minus a small processing fee of 4%) to pay the education or practice venue you requested. Travel expenses and other essential costs to participate in this request will be reimbursed after handing in your receipt or any other form of proof, depending on the amount of donations received.
Offerings start with $5.-.
You have up to 6 months time to present your funding request and match your goal. As soon as the goal is reached the web space will go to another petitioner. In case you need more time please ask us.
There is no cost to partake. At the end of the collection period, 4% of the received funds, will be donated to support The Offering Bowl. Funds received refers to all donations, which have been gathered by the petitioner through the promotion of his/her request through TOB venue–including checks, program deposits or air miles.
This contribution will help to promote and expand the project and will benefit all petitioners.
The understanding of offering is part of this project - meaning after receiving it is important to offer even a small portion to others.
The Offering Bowl is registered in Canada as a non-profit Society.
We don't have a charity status yet (working on it). Even if we will become a charity, donations made towards an individual will not be tax deductible as this is regarded as a gift.
This is the Revenue Canada policy and common in most other countries as well.
Donations towards The Offering Bowl are welcome as there are costs involved in web hosting, web design, promotional material, office supplies and so forth.
Unfortunately we are unable to issue any tax receipts at this point.
Terms and Conditions:
The petitioner can use the funds only for the programm he/she requested it for and we ask for proof of participation.If for any reason the petitioner can’t attend the event, the money has to go back toThe Offering Bowl and will be redistributed to other petitioners.To read more about our Terms and conditions click on the link in the footer of the page.
This site is a venue to support petitioners to gather funds for Buddhist education and meditation practice and is not supporting any other causes or projects.