Cookin’ for a Cause: Bay Area Rescue Mission

Mindful Littles and My Sustainable Table are partnering to helping Bay Area Rescue Mission by cooking meals for families in need. We will cook the meals at a local commercial kitchen in Berkeley and the meals will be delivered to our nonprofit.

During our event, families will get to:

  • Learn mindful nutrition tips with some tastings
  • Practice gratitude exercises
  • Learn about the cause we are supporting
  • Make meals for families in need

We will provide all supplies needed to cook the meals, so all you have to do is show up with a big heart and be ready to have some fun.

Spreading Holiday Cheer for “Seniors Around Town”

There’s no better way to spread some holiday love than getting seniors and littles together to have some fun. Seniors Around Town is having a holiday party. Mindful Littles has been invited to join the festivities. During this sweet get-together, littles will get to walk around and pass out candy to seniors. Afterwards there will be an opportunity to mingle with seniors and get to share in the holiday spirit.

Baskets and candy will be provided by Seniors Around Town for the event. Littles will also get sandwiches and snacks. Come with a big heart for a relaxing and fun social before the winter break.

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/spreading-holiday-cheer-for-seniors-around-town-tickets-39720926360

Cookin’ for a Cause: Shelter Inc.

Mindful Littles is thrilled to be partnering with My Sustainable Table to start a program called “Cookin’ for a Cause.” For our first event, we are helping Shelter Inc by cooking meals for 10 families in need. We will cook the meals at a local commercial kitchen in Berkeley and the meals will be delivered to Mountain View Emergency Shelter in Martinez.

During our event, families will get to:

  • Learn mindful nutrition tips with some tastings
  • Practice gratitude exercises
  • Learn about the cause we are supporting
  • Make meals for families in need

We will provide all supplies needed to cook the meals, so all you have to do is show up with a big heart and be ready to have some fun.  Register on EventBrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cookin-for-a-cause-shelter-inc-tickets-39675792363

Hope and Courage for more Dannys

So often many of us, myself included, go through each day taking for granted some of the most simple pleasures in life.  I almost never stop to think about the fact that I get to have toothpaste, a toothbrush, shampoo, soap and so much more; and that truly we are so lucky to get to have these luxuries.  In fact, World Bank projects that as of 2015, based on the poverty line of $1.90 per day, “global poverty may have reached 700 million, or 9.6 percent of the global population.” This statistic alone sets things into perspective.  I spend double the global poverty line in a single Starbucks visit.   What’s even more jarring is to realize that there are kids that live right by us, in neighboring towns, who have been severely abused and neglected.  These kids are worried about their safety, whether they have a home or a family to rely on- let alone the simple pleasures of life that we so often take for granted.  Read more

A Big Valentine’s Thank You to our Local Firefighters

Gratitude was the theme of this weekend’s Mindful Littles community service event.  Yesterday we got together with several families from our community to give a big Valentine’s Thank You gift to our local Moraga-Orinda Fire Department (MOFD) to thank them for their service.

During our event we heard from two local firefighters, got to tour a fire engine and learn about the different equipment they use.  In addition to explaining the types of calls they get and some fire safety tips, the firemen also explained to the kids how they deal with their own fears when fighting fires by relying on their training and camaraderie. Read more

Mindful Little Spotlight: Caden Morrow

We have learned about some incredible stories about a few local children doing some amazing mindful work and giving back to the community.  Some of these kids have been inspired by our Mindful Littles community service events and have started campaigns to help the causes they learned about.  We want to start featuring these awesome littles and share their stories with our community.

Our first #MindfulLittleSpotlight is about a big-hearted 1st grader,  Caden Morrow.  Read more