The Matching Gift Challenge started July 15, 2022. An anonymous donor wishes to match up to $25,000. Now is the time to buy hay for the winter, and the price has increased. Last year an 800-pound bale of hay was $45, now it is $75 a bale. Therefore, feeding the ISCOWP herd will now cost approximately $18, 750. As of August 11, $7, 962.41 has been donated. Your donation of any amount (including adoption) will be doubled and help us provide hay for the cows! Thank you for your help! Don’t forget that ISCOWP is a 501(c3) organization; therefore, your gift is tax-deductible EIN # 23-2604082. Thank you!
What You Receive
You may Adopt A Cow for a year or for life. Your adoption donation helps ISCOWP care for your cow at the ISCOWP sanctuary. You may visit your cow and in addition four video/photo updates of your adopted cow are sent via email during each year of adoption. Each adopter receives an 8″ by 10″ photo of their cow, adoption certificate, and an ISCOWP cow protection t-shirt. Arati and treats are offered to the cows to invoke blessings for the lifetime adopter each year for six years.
Lifetime Adoption vs Annual Adoption
It costs the ISCOWP sanctuary an average of $500 to maintain a healthy cow for one year which can be paid all at once ($501) or on a monthly basis of $41.75 for 12 months. The average lifespan of a cow is twenty years, thus the cost to maintain a cow for its entire life is $10,000. However, when $6,325.00 is placed in our fixed deposit, that will generate enough interest to maintain a cow, and when the cow passes on, the funds remain in the ISCOWP account to maintain another cow. This plan is available with one payment, a yearly payment, 3 payments, quarterly payments, and a weekly payment plan. When your adoption donations have accumulated to $1000 during one year you receive Arati blessings from Lord Giriraj and the cows with a video report sent to your email. Arati blessings are given each year for six years and updates are sent for the lifetime of the cow. Become an Annual or Lifetime Adopter by clicking the name of the cow below that you are interested in. Both plans will be available under your cow.
Here is one cow adopter’s experience: