Sharing means caring…

“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.

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Rebecca Cramer, raised in Oklahoma City, OK, had her first job in design, layout, and printing of concert posters for artists like B.B, King, Bobby Blue Bland, and Wanda Jackson at her family’s offset and lithography business, Colorcraft Poster Company. Her career history includes editing and managing the review process for The American Ornithologists’ Union’s magazine The Auk, as well as teaching English at the secondary and post-secondary levels. In 2008 she completed a Master’s in Applied Linguistics (TESOL) at Oklahoma City University. One constant has been Becca’s love for the arts and her penchant for creating, and she approaches design and construction from an artist's perspective. She has worked such diverse media as silver-smithing, collage, and found-item art. She loves repurposing things others throw away into something useful and beautiful. Early on, Becca displayed a passion for makeup early, when at the age of two she broke into her grandmother’s lipstick stash and applied lipstick to herself, the vanity, and the walls. In June 2012, she moved to Denver to become a makeup artist. Under the name Becca Be, and Fetch, her work has appeared in several fashion publications, including Dark Beauty, Jute, and Kai’outi magazines. She has also worked with designers for Denver Fashion Week, and with ADCD’s Paper Fashion Show (both as artist, and Production Designer).

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