OrindaCares: Express Kindness in November

November 13th is WORLD KINDNESS DAY and as part of OrindaCares, we have some exciting initiatives planned to celebrate this GLOBAL CELEBRATION during the month of November.  Our November initiative is focused on two major aspects:  Expressing Kindness Creatively and Expressing Kindness for Those in Need.   

With the leadership of some incredible community members to spearhead these efforts, OrindaCares is launching several kindness projects.

What are we doing as a community? Read more

As a Community…We Rallied, We Assembled, We Helped.

The silver lining to a disaster is the power of community coming together to create positive change.  After kickstarting our OrindaCares: Helping Hands for Houston project just 5 weeks ago, we saw the force of good that can come out of a community-wide effort to help those in need.  Here’s just a small synopsis of our community efforts.  Read more

Children. Compassion. Community.

At the core of every Mindful Littles event we do are three Cs – Children, Compassion and Community.  Earlier this week these three facets came together in an overwhelmingly positive experience, as we marched in our local hometown 4th of July parade with a community quilt made by the contributions of several families- most notably Ninon Shesgreen of Vagabond Ruth. Read more

A Mindful Hygiene Kit Drive with Youth Homes

dsc_0763My close friend, Mary Patel, and I piloted our first community seva event last weekend in my backyard.  We invited 15 neighborhood families (one parent with children 3 years or older).  For our first project, we helped an incredible organization, Youth Homes, which serves as a resource center and provides residence homes for at-risk and neglected adolescents.  This was an especially meaningful project because my friend, Beth Goldberg, is the Director of Development there.  An ongoing need that Youth Homes has is to supply shower/bath/hygiene essentials to their young clients who live at their residence homes. Read more