Karma yoga is selflessly giving back. We donate 10% of our profits from each retreat to a local organization in the region. When guest’s come on our escapes to experience a new part of the world, they leave knowing they are helping to make it better. By helping yourself, you are helping others.
Here are a few of the organizations Santosha Society has donated to:
One Leg to Stand on :: A NYC-based charity working in the developing world, bringing free orthopedic care to children with limb disabilities whose families cannot afford treatment. They operate in many countries around the world, including a few that we wholeheartedly love. Check them out : https://www.altso.org/
Bumi Sehat Foundation :: (Update: We raised over $2000 for Bumi Sehat between Kori’s donation-based baby shower in addition to Santosha proceeds) Bumi Sehat Foundation International is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization registered in the United States of America. Our mission is to provide access to quality healthcare to families; and kind, hygienic and culturally appropriate childbirth to traditionally under-represented populations. Towards these goals, we provide health services, emergency care, education services and environmental programs. We are devoted to working in partnership with people to improve the quality of life and to build peace – one mother, one child, one family at a time. http://www.bumisehatfoundation.org Our blog post on Bumi Sehat :: here.
Water Women’s Surf :: Watura” means water in the Sri Lankan language Sinhala. The club was established for Sri Lankan women and girls, as an initiative of the Rosie-May Foundation, “because there are not enough Sri Lankan females in the sea” (Lucy Kirkland). We not only donated to this amazingly sweet cause for Sri Lanka Women, but we went and participated in one of the Women’s Water Days. Check out the blog and video of this incredible day : here. http://www.rosie-may.com/
Red Cross Sri Lanka :: In June 2017 we launched an immediate-donation based fundraising initiative to help with the severe flooding disaster. Our Sri Lankan go-to-man Gayan spent weeks volunteering to help the people affected by this. The floods devastated the areas nearby to where out retreat is help. Since the disaster, the Sri Lanka Red Cross Society has launched an array of humanitarian response across the nation after floods and landslides devastated over 7 districts and affecting over half a million people. Over 220 people lost their lives from incidents as a result of the calamities. http://www.redcross.lk/
Kori’s Previous Humanitarian Work and Causes you might want to donate to:
Challenge Alaska :: An adaptive sports organization for people with disabilities. Kori has donated her time as an adaptive ski instructor for over 5 seasons for the Challenge Alaska Ski School. She has been a major player in many of the organizations fundraising efforts as well as helped run National Adaptive snow sports Competitions when held at Alyeska Ski Resort. What this group of selfless humans are doing is nothing short of amazing. http://www.challengealaska.org/
YWAM Humanitarian Medical Ship in Papua New Guinea :: Kori joined this humanitarian medical ship as a part of the optometry team. While onboard the ship sailed to the Western Provinces of Papua New Guinea offering a wide array of services many remote villages. Blog post coming very soon! If you get the opportunity to volunteer with these guys, drop everything and do it. It will change your life while you help to better the lives of others. https://ywamships.org.au/
Campfire Alaska Cold Water Swim Instructor :: Camp Fire’s Rural Alaska Program started more than 50 years ago as a response to Alaska’s massive 1964 earthquake. Today, the Rural Alaska Program has grown to include more than 30 communities and nearly 2,000 participants as we work to promote healthy life skills, creative arts, outdoor recreation, activities for teens, service projects and community events, in addition to our core programs that teach swimming and water safety. Blog post on this inspiring time in Kori’s life is coming.
Thank you for taking the time to read about these incredible organizations that we love!