Volunteer 19 Jul 2018
For quite some years I worked on Friday mornings as volunteer to clean the church. We did such as a team and I have always enjoyed to do the job and to meet a bunch of lovely fellow-parishioners. For the last 18 months I can not do it because I have a full time job.
Today I found myself considering: If I would take off half a day in favour of the church-cleaning ... I would loose perhaps 200 Euro income on that day. Assume I will not take half a day off and give 200 Euro tax-deductable to my parish. Actually when I do not give I would pay 50% = 100 Euro to the taxes. Now the parish can pay 200 Euro for the church cleaning to someone who really needs some income.
Rich Busy People
We live in a community with many talented and rich people in a similar situation like me.
My proposal is that we communicate to the wealthy parishioners a plan where we invest some of their money to generate some income for people with needs in the parish and who could perform some tasks in the church.
I really believe that more than a few people would like to increase their church contribution in favour of well communicated needs.