The Dharm Shala is making its annual Christmas appeal for financial assistance in order to continue its humanitarian service.
In a recent release it said the institution depended exclusively on donations from the public and business entities for its funding, and that this money was needed not just for the day-to-day living expenses of those who find shelter there, but also for the maintenance of its nine buildings as well as water and electricity rates. The latter, the statement said, “have bitten off a great portion of the Dharm Shala’s reserve funds painstakingly accumulated over the years.”
The Dharm Shala said that people from all walks of life, irrespective of race or religion continued to seek help from the institution. “Its doors are open,” the release continued, “to the destitute, sick, unloved, lonely and others. They would be given something to eat, a warm bed to lie in, clean clothes and most of the amenities of civilized living.”
The Dharm Shala will also provide the traditional Christmas lunch for the poor on Christmas Day, and hold a party for poor children during the month of December.
Anyone who wishes to make a contribution can send their donation to the Treasurer, the Secretary, the Assistant Secretary or the Vice President c/o Dharm Shala, 140 King Edward Street, Albouystown, or Mr Edward Boyer, c/o National Hardware (Guyana) Limited, Water Street, Georgetown.