We have made significant strides in paying off our temple debt, and paid off the previous loan in 2014. We should make every effort towards eliminating our debt and making the Temple debt free.
The HTW Education fund was created to promote educational and cultural activities in the temple. Funds provided for education will be used to promote various activities such as language, religious, cultural classes and spiritual discourses in the temple.
HTW is more than 10 years old, and needs a lot of regular maintenance to keep things functioning smoothly, either to repair or buy new systems (sewer systems, furnace and air conditioning systems, parking lot maintenance, to name a few).
This program has been created to enable and encourage the entire community to participate in and fund the temple’s operations and maintenance expenses through simple, regular monthly donations.
This project was initiated to bring in a fixed amount of money upfront that could be used for the daily maintenance of the Temple. Devotees can select one of the five different sponsorship levels that are available in this category. The levels are Diamond ($5000), Platinum ($2,500), Gold ($1,000), Silver ($500) and Bronze ($250).
The purpose of this program is to enable children to become life members. Parents can pay $1,001 for their children below 18 years old, and those children will get voting rights in HTW elections once they turn 18. This program creates a sense of belonging on the part of the children when they see their names listed on the plaque. Parents get the satisfaction that they are helping preserve the religion and the culture of their ancestors. Initially, about 60 children signed up for this program and are listed in Founding Members category. Names of other life members are listed on the plaque in front of the HTW office.
The cost of running the Temple is over $1,400 a day. The purpose of sponsor-a-day program is to help HTW run day-to-day operations and maintenance. Devotees can select one or more days (birthday, marriage day, punyatithi etc.) for sponsorship. In return they can have puja of their choice done at the HTW by the priest. They will also get use of auditorium and kitchen for Four hours providing they book at least 6 months in advance. The cost of sponsorship is $600.