I think as the prices of gas, health care, housing and other things continue to rise, the JW without a great education will struggle to put much in the contribution box. It got me to thinking, how much did my family put in the contribution box at the Kingdom Hall. This is what I estimate for the final 5 years I went 1994-1999...
$10.00 per week for about 5 years. (I was a teenager and put in a nominal amount personally.)
So for a period of 5 years an estimate of $2600 was contributed at the Kingdom Hall.
5 District Conventions at $25 per = $125
Special Day and Circuit Assemblies... maybe another $200
Grand estimated total of $2925.00
I would hate to think how much money was spent on car and hotel expenses for service and going to meetings.