I have worked for two non profits in Michigan. Both of them had residential programs for youth who were abused and neglected. The Amma Center of Michigan took the wish list of these children and bought Christmas presents so that in the morning they had presents from Santa. Recently they gave a donation so the youth could have summer experiences they would not normally receive. Just this week I was able to send a six grader to camp with her school mates. Without those funds she would not have been able to go. This will give her a normal experience that most kids would never have doubted they could go. She held the form for many days from staff because she was so sure that being in a residential treatment program would mean she couldn't go. Thanks to the Amma Center for all the memories they have given the youth in our residential treatment program.
Amma tells us that by helping others we can feel closer to God. I feel good when I am helping feed hungry people.
There are many different opportunities to volunteer with the Amma Center. One of the ways to help is at Mother's Kitchen, which prepares and serves food every saturday at a transitional family shelter in Ann Arbor. The residents get assistance to "get back on their feet." One woman said to us (those who were serving food that day), "Thank you all so much, one day I want to help others just like you are helping us."
Amma's help with the poor and disadvantaged has been an inspiration to me. Her volunteers routinely help feed the poor in kitchens, as well as feeding others sprititually. Her trips to various cities in the U.S. to give us hugs is the external manifestation of the workings of an organization that truly serves others. It is sorely needed in times like this. Please support her efforts.