THANK YOU – Your kind donation helps to maintain and operate our temple along with its many programs. These are just a few of the areas supported by donations: weekly Family Services, Buddhist Study classes, community outreach programs, Dharma School, temple maintenance and our ‘Legacy Garden’. Please visit our Guide to Financial Giving page for additional information. You can also visit our Temple history and Legacy Garden pages to find out more about MBT’s history and the story of our Japanese ‘Legacy Garden’. All donations will receive a charitable donation letter at the email address or mailing address you provide. If you have any questions about donating to our temple, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 312.943.7801. We thank you for your generosity.
TO DONATE ONLINE
New Electronic Payments: If your bank supports the Zelle® payment system (most large banks do), MBT can now electronically accept direct payments from you. This is a secure method of direct money transfer and does not incur any fees. Or you can use your PayPal® account. See instructions below.
Note: If you set up a “recurring” payment (either through your bank or PayPal®) you are responsible for managing (changing or stopping) the recurring payment process.
TO DONATE BY CHECK
If you prefer to donate by check please make it payable to Midwest Buddhist Temple and mail to:
Midwest Buddhist Temple
435 W. Menomonee St.
Chicago, IL 60614
On the memo line of your check please let us know the purpose of your donation (from the categories above). Also, remember to provide your contact information so we can send you a letter acknowledging your kind gift.
Some Categories for Donations
- Annual Pledge for Membership
- Memorial (remember to provide the name of your loved one)
- A particular Buddhist Holiday
- MBT Legacy Garden (maintenance)
- Nokotsudo (maintaining the columbarium)
- Eitaikyo (maintaining the altar)
- Flowers (for the altar)
- Dharma School (for educational programs)
- Bulletin (supporting the monthly newsletter)
- The Kono Fund (for Buddhist ministerial education)