Featured charities

Following are some charities that we support. Most of them offer opportunities for involvement. For more information, you can click on any that interest you.

Human Kindness Foundation

Posted by on Jan 1, 2017 in Featured charity | 0 comments

Human Kindness Foundation

The Human Kindness Foundation (HKF), founded by Bo and Sita Lozoff, is a non-profit organization that promotes three common principles taught by the great sages of all religions: Simple living, service, and personal spiritual practice. For more than 40 years, HKF’s Prison-Ashram Project has shared these principles and practices with hundreds of thousands of incarcerated individuals around the world, with life-changing results. Each week, Human Kindness Foundation responds to approximately 300 letters from prison and jail inmates requesting...

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SWF International

Posted by on Nov 30, 2016 in Featured charity | 0 comments

SWF International

SWF International was founded by Dr. Nina Smart in 2004 for the purpose of eradicating Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).  It operates both in the United States and in Sierra Leone to raise awareness, to protect young girls at risk, and to help FGM survivors. Programs supported by SWF International help educate both boys and girls, reduce gender inequality, and empower women and communities through non-violent culturally sensitive approaches developed at the grassroots.  You can go to http://www.swfinternational.org to learn more, to buy...

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UCLArts and Healing

Posted by on Oct 31, 2016 in Featured charity | 0 comments

UCLArts and Healing

UCLArts and Healing, founded by Ping Ho, offers professional development training and programs for the general public in the use of the arts for social, emotional, physical and cognitive benefit.   Creative expression enables us to externalize what is within.  We focus on the self that emerges in the process. UCLArts and Healing is an organizational member of the UCLA Collaborative Centers for Integrative Medicine, which promotes education and research in complementary, alternative, and integrative approaches to health and wellbeing. UCLArts...

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Inner Outer Partnership

Posted by on Sep 30, 2016 in Featured charity | 0 comments

Inner Outer Partnership

Danielle Levy has been teaching meditation and the values that accompany it for a number of years. and in 1995 she founded the Inner Outer Partnership, a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicate to helping people discover their unity with humanity (www.innerouterpartnership.org ).  The services of the organization include meditation instruction, meditation groups, a bi-monthly newsletter, occasional commentaries, and occasional webinars and workshops.  These services are offered free of charge. Danielle hopes that her work on this website and on...

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YogAbility

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YogAbility

Founded by Bea Ammidown, the nonprofit YogAbility Institute was developed to provide yoga therapeutics adapted for all levels and situations with a focus on those with special needs or disabilities. Bea developed YogAbility as a result of four years work healing herself from a devastating auto accident. She produced the DVD Yoga for Special Needs, which introduces her series of 60 minute yoga sessions with patient-tested exercises for cerebral palsy; heart disease and stroke recovery; hip and knee replacement; and macular degeneration....

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The Daddio Collective

Posted by on Jul 17, 2016 in Featured charity | 0 comments

The Daddio Collective

The Daddio Collective is a Los Angeles Charity Dedicated to Changing the Lives of Children.Animals.Communities. Through our innovative programs and initiatives, we are creating empowerment opportunities for Children and Young People, Rescuing Domestic Animals, serving the Homeless Community and their pets.  Our Diverse Team of Artists, Advocates, Educators, and Animal Welfare Experts, are dedicated to Changing Lives with Love, Action, Creativity, Understanding, Education, Assistance, Respect. We do none of this work alone and are grateful for...

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Earth Rights Institute

Posted by on Jun 13, 2016 in Featured charity | 0 comments

Earth Rights Institute

Founded in 2001, Earth Rights Institute (ERI) exists to support a culture of peace and justice worldwide by establishing dynamic worldwide networks of persons of goodwill and special skill, promoting policies and programs which further democratic rights to common heritage resources, and building ecological communities.  We take an innovative approach to join education, advocacy and research in building ecologically, economically and culturally sustainable communities in some of the world’s poorest communities.  ERI is a United Nations NGO...

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End the Occupation

Posted by on May 19, 2016 in Featured charity | 0 comments

End the Occupation

A national coalition of hundreds of groups, the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation works to end U.S. support for Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem. The United States supports Israeli occupation and apartheid through military aid, diplomatic backing at the U.N., and resolutions in Congress. The US Campaign works to change U.S. policy toward Israel and the Palestinians to support human rights, international law, and equality. The US Campaign also supports boycotts, divestments, and sanctions...

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Innocence Project

Posted by on May 19, 2016 in Featured charity | 0 comments

Innocence Project

This organization has a tee shirt I proudly wear, which lists the names of all the exonerees and the number of years each one was wrongfully incarcerated. If you would like to be involved with this project, you can go to the website and click on Get Involved. This is from their website: The Innocence Project is a national litigation and public policy organization dedicated to exonerating wrongfully convicted individuals through DNA testing and reforming the criminal justice system to prevent future injustice.The Innocence Project was founded...

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SOS Children’s Villages International

Posted by on May 19, 2016 in Featured charity | 0 comments

SOS Children’s Villages International

SOS Children’s Villages International provides families for children needing care all over the world.  I support a little boy in Nepal, and I receive letters and drawings from him, as well as reports about him. This description is from Wikipedia: The organization’s work focuses on abandoned, destitute and orphaned children requiring family-based child care. Millions of children worldwide are not living without their biological families for a variety of reasons including: parental separation, domestic violence and neglect, they have lost...

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