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Menri is a refuge for approximately 350 Bon children whose numbers increase each year. The children--many of whom are orphaned--are sent to Menri from poor regions in the borderlands of Tibet and Nepal for their sustenance and education. Some boys are sent to the Bon Children's Welfare Center to be trained as monks. Some girls are placed by their families at the Redna Menling Nunnery to be trained as nuns. Other boys and girls are placed by their families at the Bon Children's Home for shelter and basic education. All the children attend school together at the Central School for Tibetans in the Menri complex. The Bon Foundation forwards all children sponsorship money and donations to the Yungdrung Bon Monastic Center (YBMC), a not-for-profit foundation under the leadership of H. H. Menri Trizin 33rd, the Abbot of Menri. YBMC evaluates the needs of the children and disperses funds accordingly. The future of Bon depends upon the fate of these children. Please help them as much as you can!

3 Ways to Support Menri Bon Children

Give a General Sponsorship of $400 to all Menri Children A $400 donation will address the needs of one child for one year. It will be distributed according to need as determined by the Menri Trizin and the officers of the Yungdrung Bon Monastic Center.

Choose a Child to Represent Your Donation of $400 A Few of the Wonderful Bon Children contains a boys page and a girls page of 20 children each. After entering the photo gallery, simply click on your photo selection and follow the instructions for registering your choice and your payment. Upon receipt of your donation, you will receive a Sponsorship Welcome Letter and further information.

Make a Donation in Any Amount A General Donation in your chosen amount will be forwarded to the Yungdrung Bon Monastic Center where it will be applied to any children needing help.

Renew Your Current Sponsorship If you are currently sponsoring an individual child, please continue your support.

All donations to help support the Menri Bon Children can be paid in full annually ($400), semi-annual ($200), or quarterly ($100) installments.

Many companies have Matching Gift Programs. If your employer is one of these, please return their Matching Gift form with your donation. If donating on-line, please mail the Matching Gift form directly to The Bon Foundation.

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Please print this form and send it with your tax-deductible contribution in US dollars to The Bon Foundation, PO Box 564, Philo, CA 95466, USA. You will be sent a receipt as verification of your contribution.

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