Donations to Church Foundation increased tenfold in year

Aleksander Church.
Aleksander Church. Source: Kultuuriministeerium

Donations to the Church Foundation increased by 10 times the amount compared to 2018 to €163,727. Last year's money was raised for the renovation of the Aleksander Church in Narva.

"I think that if we continue like this, we will be able to repair all the churches in Estonia," member of the Church Foundation, Archbishop of Tallinn, Urmas Viilmaa said.

"The contribution of the donators is priceless and the current undertaking will be remembered with gratitude by the future generations, for who the temples will stay beautiful, as well. I invite everyone to contribute to the restoration of the churches because together we can pass on the heritage entrusted to us to future generations."

Heiti Hääl, owner of Alexela Group, a member of the council of the Church Foundation said: "We have consistently returned part of the profits and income to society, keeping in mind the development and well-being of the community.

"We have contributed a lot to the Alexander Church in Narva, which is the center and symbol of the community life of the city of Narva, supporting the church is very important for us. Last year we made a video installation "Heaven above Narva" and found other ways to help congregations find additional funding. In addition to our donations, many good donors have joined the group today," she added.

The head of the foundation's council, Indrek Laul, said: "The income of the churches was €163,727 last year and the year before, it was €17,774 - so the foundation has really blossomed this year."

Katri Gailit, the executive director of the Church Foundation said the most important thing for the foundation is to involve permanent donors, who support it with €10 monthly.


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