Each year, the Retreat of Awakening partners with a charitable organization for our community project, to create opportunities for all of us to cultivate loving kindness and compassion, bring joy to others, and realize everyone’s interconnections.
Purpose of the Community Project sessions at Camp:
Provide volunteer opportunities to spread Kindness and Be of Service to our community
Lift the spirits of people
Meet the evolving needs of the communities where we host our annual summer Retreats
Practice the virtues of Compassion and Gratitude
Operation Hope: In 2023, we are partnering with the Foster Kids Charity, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in Dallas, TX who strives to ensure that every child in the foster care system has their basic personal needs met and continues to improve the well-being of children while they are in foster care. Campers will be making gifts for the foster kids and doing a Toy Drive.
Operation Kindness: In 2020, Covid-19 significantly increased the food insecurity around the country. Hence, we raised funds through t-shirt sales to support the Houston Food Bank, San Antonio Food Bank, and The Farmlink Project.
Operation Compassion: In 2019, we partnered with the Lotus School Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization in Texas, with a mission to build schools in rural, poverty-stricken villages and provide equal education opportunities for children worldwide. Our campers put together "LEGOs Kit Gift".
Operation Love & Gratitude: In 2016, we made "Socks Cupcake" to donate to nursing homes in Dallas, TX and Oklahoma City, OK.