As we are still getting updated on the needs of the House and Tawy I wanted to remind people of the many ways to contribute to the House. As well as give you an update on Tawy and some new features in our fundraising efforts!
Having funds set aside for the House and especially for Tawy is important. Winter in the midwest has been up and down which contributes to wear on everyone’s property. Our local Tawy contact is hoping to get some solid maintenance and upkeep numbers once the snow season ends. Specifically we will be looking over how this winter has effected Tawy. Please remember Tawy is a resource for everyone and is there for all of us to use. More and more events are being held at Tawy for the community so we are always in need of funds to keep it in its best condition to continue to be of use for everyone.
If you would like to help with fundraising but do not feel comfortable donating money or don’t have the ability to at this time no worries! There are many things you can do to help out.
Whether you have time to volunteer in the fundraising staff or to volunteer a skill or service for donation gifts. We are always in need of people who are willing to give us a hand. Having a variety of donation gifts motivates donators and gives us the ability to give something back to those who donate. If you are interested in contributing a skill, service, or item as a donation gift please email me. Or check out the Donation Gifts page.
Even if you are unable to contribute time or services we have a new way people can help. Through ebay a person can auction an item and donate a certain amount of the profit to the House. The percentage of donation can be pin pointed by the seller. Everything from 10% to 100%. If you do have some extra items you have been wanting out of your house you can use this cause to motivate yourself for some spring cleaning! The information can be found here. When you do list an item on ebay feel free to post about it to let people know what is available.
Having local gatherings can be wonderful and spirit feeding. Getting to know your siblings in the House is a great experience. Hosting a meet-up or just attending is the perfect way to bring us all closer as a community! If you are planning to host a meet-up and want to help the House in fundraising, please let us know. There may be a simple or fun way that your meet-up can help Tawy and the House.
In the past the House has done its private auction. Nothing has been announced or planned as of yet. But I know people look forward to it and wanted to let you know it hasn’t been forgotten. As we decide our needs we will update you.
Secret Cow is a way to get emergency financial help to the people who need it. Found on the forum in the official private forums. Secret Cow can be used to help out anyone in the community who needs it. Anyone in the community can go to Secret Cow for assistance. To donate for the Secret Cow you simply donate to the regular donations for the House with a note that states it is for the Secret Cow and if there is a specific listing you want it towards include that as well. Donations to Secret Cow are anonymous. There may also be items needed for Secret Cow instead of money, depending on the listing. Information on how to donate items will be included in that particular listing. If you are in need and a bind please turn to Secret Cow. All information in regards to secret Cow can be found in its forum.
With so many ways to help we hope everyone is inspired to contribute, spread the word, and get to know the many people in the community who keep this wonderful place going. There are many ways to be a caretaker of this community and these are but a few. Spread the word, get people interested, and we will do the same!
Feel free to note me or email me about any of the above topics. If you are interested in volunteering for fundraising just let me know.
A’Aqytsekhmet and the Fundraising Team
It’s admittedly been a little over a week since The Establishment of the Celestial Cow on December 25th, but sometimes good news is worth the wait.
Thanks to your tremendous generosity, we passed the $3000 goal mark on the evening of the 24th, and have been able to put the money towards the much needed pipe repairs!
There’s always more work to be done admittedly, and we’ll have information for you soon regarding our next fundraising project, but for now give yourself a well deserved “Nekhtet!” and read on for a few exciting updates from the HelpingTawy team:
1.) Starting within the next two weeks, you can look forward to receiving monthly updates from Awibemhethert via kemet.org that will share the details of how your donations have been put to the best possible use for Tawy House!
2.) In celebration of “Red Week,” the House of Netjer’s week long festival in honor of the god Set which will kick off 2015, we will be selling a stunning journal full to the brim with art and writings by our temple members. Stay tuned for this exciting release!
Blessings to you and yours at the start of the new year, and thank you again for all of your continued help for our temple!
At the request of a few kind donors who were interested in Moo-mas songs, but were still waiting on paychecks, I will be extending my offer of a Kemetic-themed album of holiday carols! Please contact me at Sarytsenuwi@gmail.com with proof of donation by Wednesday, December 17th if you are interested. I will send you an album (including a minimum of 6 a capella tracks) of a few of her Kemetic adaptations of traditional holiday carols, to be digitally delivered on the 21st. Minimum $10.00 donation required!
Curious what a Moo-mas carol sounds like?
Here’s sample of one of the tracks: Hark as All Kemetics Sing!
‘Tis the season of winter celebrations, and we’re certainly celebrating here at HelpingTawy! Thanks to you, we’re within $500 of our final goal of $3000! But the question remains: can we “Make it By Moomas?”
Here are four great ways you can help us in the final stretch to raise the remaining money for our Tawy House plumbing repairs by December 25th:
1.) Sign up to donate to the House of Netjer every time you do some of your holiday shopping via AmazonSmile!
2.) Check out our artistic donation gifts as possible gift options for your friends and family. We have some great new spiritual jewelry pieces made by Sarduriur, and several other artists like Rayashi and A’aqytsekhmet who you could commission to make a unique piece of wearable art or a painting!
3.) Curious about what lies ahead for you in the new year? Consider the divination donation gifts under spiritual services!
4.) Earn a holiday music album available only for those who read this update by contacting Saryt at Sarytsenuwi@gmail.com with proof of donation by December 10th. Sarytsenuwi will send you an album (including a minimum of 6 a capella tracks) of a few of her Kemetic adaptations of traditional holiday carols, to be digitally delivered on the 21st. Minimum $10.00 donation required!
A merry Moo-mas to everyone, and may you and yours have a joyous winter holiday season!
Em hotep, to my siblings in the faith, and nekhtet!
In the month of October, through your kindness and generosity, we raised over $1500 for Tawy House!
This has made a tremendous difference for the House: we were able to start to pay off some of the repairs for the damaged pipes, and we replaced the Tawy refrigerator (may the old, deceased fridge rest in pieces).
We accomplished this during one of the most notoriously difficult fundraising months for any non-profit, and that speaks volumes about you.
But while you should definitely be giving yourself a well-deserved pat on the back right about now, the journey isn’t over yet! We would like to make the other half of our original $3000 goal by December 25th, a holiday in the faith known as The Establishment of the Celestial Cow (often nicknamed “Moo-mas” given its overlap with Christmas), to make absolutely sure that Tawy House is set to go for the remainder of the winter months.
I again encourage you to sign up to support “The House of Netjer” through smile.amazon.com, particularly as we head into the season of gifts and giving.
I also suggest that you take a look at our many donor gifts: perhaps one strikes your fancy that might suit as a gift for someone else as we enter the holiday season!
Give as you can, share as you can, and I know that we can make this goal by December 25th!
Saryt and the Fundraising Team