“EACH OF US FINDS HIS UNIQUE VEHICLE FOR SHARING WITH OTHERS…” -RAM DASS
Dāna is defined as “the practice of cultivating generosity. It can take the form of giving to an individual in distress or need. It can also take the form of philanthropic public projects that empower and help many.”
One of the self evident truths across the different beliefs on our tiny round planet, is the importance of the practice of charity. This is a very important aspect of my own practice as a Buddhist, and as I’ve pondered how I can best help to share the wealth a bit more. One way is to use my social media as a platform to bring awareness by feature a non-profit or Non-government Organization (NGO) that I donate 5% of my net profits from that month.
This is a project that has been close to my heart for a while now, and I am excited to be able to help advocate for some deserving organizations.
This first month, beginning October 15 – November 15 2018, my spotlight non-profit is Project Beauty Share who “currently serves 60 agencies and shelters, mostly in the Inland Northwest [Washington], who help women and families overcome abuse, addiction, homelessness and poverty. Last year, they distribute about 40,000 pounds of new and gently-used hygiene and beauty products. They are currently getting ready for their Christmas Bag program – 2,000 gift bags with full-size, new items for our partnering agencies to distribute to their women.”
I felt that my first spotlight charity needed to be focused on women and children. Project Beauty Share is excited to be featured. If you would like to learn more, of donate directly – go here.