• Helping to Feed the Homeless in Raleigh, NC

    Members of the Research Triangle Study Center delivered 100 bag lunches to the homeless in downtown Raleigh, NC. TOS members filled decorated bags with sandwiches, fruit, water and candy or protein bars. The bags sported hearts and flowers or messages like "We love you!" and "You are special."

    Research Triangle group photo
  • Mushrooms [and income] for Ghana

    Funds granted by the TOS to the Mushrooms for Well Being Foundation: Mushrooms in Ghana Project will help to renovate and complete a spawn (mushroom seed) laboratory at Bemcom Training and Resource Centre in Techiman, Ghana, West Africa. Mushrooms add needed protein to the Ghanaian diet, and help to increase the income of local farmers most of whom are women.

    Enterpreneurs growing mushrooms in Ghana
  • TOS ‘seed’ money pays dues for members of the TSA prison program

    The TOS Dharma Group used ‘seed’ money granted by the TOS Board to pay the annual dues for a number of members who participate in the Theosophical Society in America’s Prison Program. The Prison Program offers one-on-one mentorship to incarcerated men and women who wish to participate in theosophical study courses.

    Prisoners in classroom
  • Cowspiracy, Peaceable Kingdom and the China Study

    The TOS encourages a life style that protects our environment, and fosters humanitarian issues. Two recent DVDs and a book that focus on planetary sustainability, human compassion and public health have been made available free for the asking by L. Miles Standish, longtime TOS member. Contact Miles at miles <at> crnatural.net (replace '<at>' with '@' and remove spaces).

    Cowspiracy book cover photo

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TOS Annual Appeal Letter

Dear Friend,

Since 1908 the Theosophical Order of Service has helped ease suffering in the world. At this time of year we once again reach out to you for your support.

The TOS is an all-volunteer organization. Every dollar of your donation goes toward the work and is tax exempt. Some of the activities we have been involved in this year are: Read more. [node:read-more:link]

Announcing our latest Scholarship Recipient Tate Locust

For each year of the past five years the Theosophical Order of Service has awarded a scholarship to a student at the Oglala Lakota College, School of Nursing located on the Pine Ridge Reservation, the poorest in the Nation. The student is chosen by the college based on our criteria. This year’s scholarship recipient is Tate Locust. Congratulations! And best wishes for your continued studies, Tate. Read about Tate in his own words: [node:read-more:link]

Children’s Advocacy Center – Hope House, Covington, LA

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Hope House

No one likes to think about children being mistreated in any way; however, child abuse and neglect are rampant in our society. It is estimated that nationally one in ten children will be sexually abused before their 18th birthday, and 90% of those children will know their abuser.


The Children’s Advocacy Center—Hope House is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to ending the cycle of child abuse in Covington, LA. Hope House provides a path to recovery and a bridge to justice for child victims of abuse.



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