We join Compassionate Heart Sangha to benefit Stand Up for Kids in Oceanside. They provide food, clothing and assistance to homeless youth and young adults in need of help. SUFK's main focus is on prevention, providing an array of resources and services to help homeless youth on their journey to self -sufficient adulthood.

All items for
Donation are being collected quarterly. 
Collection location at our current Sangha space: Soul of Yoga 627 N. Encinitas Blvd. Encinitas, CA  92024
Drop your donation on designated days identified in the EMC Newsletter or contact: Gregory McBain at: gregory.mcbain@mac.com.

Regular Donation Requests
Gently used Sleeping Bags, pads and tents
Non-perishable high protein foods (can of tuna, granola, protein bars)
Men's White Tube Socks, Men's boxers (new)
Hoodies, t-shirts, shorts
Women's underwear (bikini or boy shorts sizes 5-8)
Women's bathing tops (sizes XS-XL)
Travel size Toiletries (sunblock, toothpaste, toothbrush)
Bottled water
First Aid Kits
$5-25 Gift Cards (Target, Payless, Subway)
$5 food cards (McDonalds, Burger King, Wendy's, KFC


Leap to Success

EMC has joined with Leap to Success, a women's empowerment and leadership training program, to offer courageous and inspiring women who are working diligently to rebuild their lives, the opportunity to experience mindfulness practices in a one-day mindfulness retreat held in July at Questhaven Retreat Center.  EMC and Diana Shimkus will offer this program to Leap's participants and staff again in 2018.  We look forward to this collaboration.  EMC board, sangha members and volunteers benefit from mindful/heartful practice together with the ladies of Leap to Success.  Click here to learn more about Leap to Success.