Giving Tuesday

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We are happy to announce that we’ve joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities, and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide!

Occurring this year on November 29, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday to kick-off the holiday giving season and inspire people to collaborate in improving their local communities and to give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support.

All donations we receive on #GivingTuesday will help us pursue innovative programs with engaging speakers; expand our online presence by livestreaming events, offering new online classes, and adding more free educational content to our website; make essential repairs to our historic Rogers building; and maintain our 42-acre campus so that those seeking Theosophical knowledge have the best opportunities and resources to obtain it.

The Kern Foundation is generously providing a matching challenge grant. Your tax-deductible donation will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $40,000! To make your donation on #GivingTuesday, simply go to www.theosophical.org/donate on November 29. Please save the date and follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Theosophical for more information!

 


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Thank You Donation

Thank you for your donation. Your generosity helps us continue to work towards our mission.

Prison Program

For many decades, the Theosophical Society in America has provided educational support for prisoners throughout the United States. Through our published literature and a variety of correspondence courses that we provide at no charge, prisoners are given the opportunity to use their prison time for learning and self-improvement. We also offer reduced membership rates for prisoners wishing to join the Theosophical Society in America. For information on membership rates for prisoners, please contact the membership department (membership@theosophical.org). 

The prison program enlists the aid of qualified TSA members who volunteer their time to mentor prisoners who have enrolled in one or more of our correspondence courses. For members who are interested in becoming a prison mentor, please contact the National Secretary (natsec@theosophical.org) for details. The prison program also coordinates its work with the Theosophical Book Gift Institute, a non-profit organization whose charter includes providing free Theosophical books to prisoners. 

In a typical year we respond to many hundreds of letters from prisoners. At any given time, we have from 50 to 60 prisoners enrolled in courses. Statistics have shown that the recidivism rate among prisoners who spent time studying Theosophy is significantly lower than the national average. Here is a sampling of comments from prisoners who have been part of our program: 

  • “I was very excited and proud to receive my certificate for completing my correspondence course. I feel my Theosophical education gives me a purpose and a sense of being.” — Ryan, Texas
  • “I just wanted to thank you for the book you sent; it really made my Christmas.” — Don, Illinois
  • “The hardest thing about prison is watching everyone you know forget about you. I believe in my two years of correspondence you’re the first to reply.” — Jeffrey, Florida
  • “Believe me when I tell you that in obtaining this information, I am also moved to tears.” — Trandoe, Massachusetts 


Your kind and generous donation will enable us to continue this service to men and women who are incarcerated. Donations will be used to defray the costs of books, instructional materials, and postage.


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