We are so very encouraged with the overwhelming response to our initial appeal for donations, to supplement the ZSO’s income during the pandemic.
We had established an ambitious target of $10,000 to be collected over 2 months, i.e., by the end of January. With your generosity, kind hearts and Zoroastrian spirit, your Board is pleased to inform you that total donations received exceeded our goal. We have collected $13,500.
The ZSO current financial year ends on March 31, 2021 and the Board of Directors has launched a second appeal for donations, having set a target of $25,000 to be collected by March 31, 2021, to be directed once again towards ZSOs operating costs. Donations can be made online at ZSO.org/Donate using your PayPal account or credit card as well as by cheque made payable to “Zoroastrian Society of Ontario”. We are certain that fellow Zarthushtis will rise to the occasion once again and open their hearts to keep our shining Darbe Mehr blessing all of us for generations to come.
Many members have inquired of ways that they can have candles lit on their behalf at the DM as well as offer sukhad to the fire during this continued lockdown. If you wish to avail of this service to light candles and offer sukhad on your behalf, we are pleased to offer a package to have 2 candles lit and offer 2 pieces of sukhad for $20. If you are interested in availing of this arrangement, please go to the ZSO website or contact the Assistant Treasurer Mehrnaz Dehmiri by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or Kersi Khambatta, Chairperson of the House & Garden Committee at email@example.com or call him at 416-496-8285 with your name and date you wish to have the candles lit and sukhad offered, while supplies last. We also welcome donations of sukhad to replenish the available stock.
We look forward to your participation and will be grateful to you to spread the word for this donation initiative, with no amount being too small or too large, in support of your Darbe Mehr.
On behalf of the Board of Directors,Mashya Amroliwalla
Zoroastrian Society of Ontario