Last year at Ahimsa we asked for donations of warm coats for children in Rinpoche’s region in Tibet. It’s snowing and cold in Tibet now.  Thanks to your generosity over 700 pounds of warm clothing were collected.  There are not enough words of thanks for the comfort you brought to the life of a child.

This year we are asking for donations of items to meet the basic needs of homeless children in the Phoenix area. Children First Leadership Academy in downtown Phoenix is a charter school for homeless children. The need is heartbreaking. 

In the community room you will find the GIVING TREE decorated with tags of items to help support the 450 children as they attend school from all over the Phoenix area. Under the tree you’ll find a basket for your donations.

Here is a list of needed items.

  • Lice Shampoo (critical need!)
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste (travel size)
  • Hand Sanitizer (travel size)
  • Shampoo/Conditioner (travel size)
  • Hairbrush
  • Deodorant (travel size)
  • Bar soap (travel size)
  • Sanitary pads

You can bring an item, or take a tag from the tree and bring the item back to Emaho. We will be collecting donations up until December 22.

Please do not wrap your donations. They will be placed in the school for the children.

During this holiday season when most of us are gathered with family and friends, it is  compassion in action to help provide a small need for those who do not have a home that provides warmth, comfort, and safety.

Thank you