Helping the Homeless

$550 of $4,000 goal

Raised by 3 people in 12 months
One of my brilliant yoga teachers gave me the enlightened advice that when I'm feeling helpless to go help someone in need. When I'm feeling sad to go and make it my mission to make someone happy. She told me that if I want to feel a certain way, I can get access to it by providing it for someone else first. She was so right. This is a universal truth.


The violence, political turmoil, and natural disasters that we're experiencing has left my heart in broken pieces on the floor, and it's tempting (for me) to feel totally helpless.


Do you know what's not making a difference in the world or helping to put back the broken pieces? Me sitting around sulking and feeling helpless. It's not making a difference and it's making me feel like crap! So I've decided to take my teacher's advice and start a mission to help people.

I want to help people all over the world, but I'm going to start right here in Charleston. I'm inspired by a local homeless shelter, One80 Place and I have a personal mission to raise $4000 which will provide urgently needed items and move-in kits for families that need assistance. One80 Place offers women and families the opportunity to "begin again" with the support of people like you and me. They also offer food, housing, counseling, employment, education, legal services, and more.

One80 Place's mission is to end and prevent homelessness one person at a time, one family at a time, because everyone deserves a home. We can give the gift of a new start and provide basic necessities for families in need by donating to this cause. I can't even imagine how it must feel to not be able to provide for yourself or your children because of misfortune and inopportune circumstances. I can't imagine not having a place to call home. So many of us are blessed with good health, a safe home, a steady job, loved ones, and so much more. We have been given so much. Let's join together to give back to those who are less fortunate.


I believe that community and connection is the medicine this world needs and I'm ready to take action.


If you'd like to support my mission there are a couple ways you can get involved:

1) Donate to my Go Fund Me account. 
*All proceeds will go towards providing urgently needed items and move-in kits for One80 Place.

2) Attend my very special 90 minute yoga class at Mission Yoga on November 11th, $30, 4:00 - 5:30.
*All proceeds will go towards providing urgently needed items and move-in kits for One80 Place.

3) Purchase one of the prints below via Fine Art America.


The two digital art prints were created by Cosmic Collage using one of my yoga images from Elegant + Bold a collaboration with Andrew Cebulka.
*%50 of the proceeds of these prints will go towards providing urgently needed items and move-in kits for One80 Place.


If nothing else, I hope I've inspired you to help out in a way that feels right for you. If we all help a little, a little becomes a lot.


Let's be the change we want to see in the world.

Love always wins,
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