How Much Did You Donate?
Another member made an interesting post about if you ever "borrowed" from any monies that you collected in field service.
I think it would be interesting to find out how much $$$ did you, that is YOU donate in a given month? Like, $5,10,15,20, or ZERO...
That would be to the kingdom hall fund and all! I have always wondered what other people used to do....
Would be interesting to get some feedback on some old' elders, too, and what they found!
I rarely donated money out of my own pocket. I think the last time I donated anything was about 7 years ago, when I donated $50. I felt guilty about the utility costs so I figured that would cover my share for the past, and following, couple of years.
I never did donate, either. It would be nice to crack open their books and really see what goes on........ that would be cool!
I averaged between $5-$8 a month, and usually $5 at the end of an assembly. Of course we had the usual "prods & nudges" for "extras" when needed, along with the local building fund,the Society's building fund, the literature, the COs bills, snow removal, and the other stuff I can't recall right now.
I had five little ones, AND a nonJW husband who had no interest in filling the KH's contribution boxes, so I had to take anything I donated out of my household allowance, so I WAS limited.
Why am I apologizing? Dammit! I want MY money back too!!!!
One time I gave an amount of 250,-- guilders, after they told us re the hypotheek-rente they had to pay for our building. The next month the amount was the same and they told us that the surplus from last month was sent to Bethel. After that, I did n't give any contribution at all. (and I never received contributions for the world-wide work) CW