EMC Service Projects
From 2016 to current, EMC has designated the following organizations for on-going financial and service support through donations of time, goods and money and other requests:
Stand Up for Kids, Oceanside - any organization committed to helping homeless youth. (see below)
Bishwa Seva - a locally based organization whose programs include earthquake relief in Nepal, to educate, house and feed youth in Nepal. Click here to learn more about Bishwa Seva.
The Community Resource Center - whose mission is to provide families in need and victims of domestic violence with safety, stability and a path to self-sufficiency. Click here to learn more about Community Resource Center, Encinitas.
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: email@example.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)
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.