Golden Link School Appeal


Kern Foundation offers to match donations to Golden Link School

Golden Link SchoolThrough the generosity of John Kern and the Kern Foundation the TOS in the USA has been offered a $30,000 matching grant to support the Golden Link School in the Philippines. What this means is that during this calendar year 2008 any donation to the school that is made through the TOS-USA will be doubled.

The Golden Link School is an evolving educational effort, which since 2002 has been providing atransformational education for less privileged children. Many in the theosophical world regard it as a rare jewel – a model of Theosophy in action. While addressing core academic subjects, the school also focuses on deeper issues of character building, integrity, and self confidence in an effort to develop students who will be agents of social and personal transformation.
The school was founded and is operated by the Theosophical Society and the Theosophical Order of Service in the Philippines. Because the Golden Link School seeks to assist the less privileged sectors of society, it does not derive its income from the tuition of its students. It is supported by the kindness and generosity of individuals and organizations who sponsor students for their tuition and fees, or who donate to the school in other ways. Currently the school serves children from preschool through high school.

The timing for this fundraising effort could not be better because next year they are planning to begin a college curriculum which will require an extension to the existing building, a library, laboratory, and other college facilities.

The TOS in the USA invites you to help the Golden Link School. Contributing is easy, and any amount is welcomed. Keep in mind that whether you give one dollar or one thousand, it will be doubled up to the $30,000 grant limit. Donations are tax deductible in USA and some other places. There are three ways to donate:

  1. The old fashioned way — If you have an American bank account, just send a check to
    Theosophical Order of Service
    P.O. Box 660 Warrenville,
    IL 60555  U.S.A.
    (be sure to write “Golden Link” in the memo line)

  2. On the internet — Both American residents and international donors can go to the donation page on the TOS-USA website,
    In the pull down menu select CEF Golden Link School (Manila, Philippines).
    Use any major credit card to donate using the TOS-in-USA's secure PayPal account.

  3. By electronic transfer — International donors can make a transfer directly from their account to the TOS-USA account.  For instructions on how to do this, contact Jeanne Proulx at
      jproulx [át]   (please replace [át] with @ )
    with a copy to the tos international secretary ( tosinternational [át] ).

NOTE - This matching grant scheme will finish on 31 December 2008.



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