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Mata Amritanandamayi Math
October 20, 2009

I have attended many free events as well as stayed at the Math in India which is the headquarters for Amma's many nonprofit efforts throughout the world. The humanitarian activities include: disaster relief (Amma was recognized by President Clinton for her efforts after the tsunami); schools, education and orphanages throughout India, including schools for hearing and sight impaired children, housing efforts (Amma has received recognition from the President of India for the thousands of homes she has built); feeding the hungry (there are "Amma's Kitchens" throughout the world that serve delicious vegetarian food to those in need). Environmental efforts (Amma works with her volunteers to plant trees all around the world) and so many more. I have volunteered for many of these efforts and I have always returned home amazed and grateful. Amma was also awarded the Ghandi-King award for non-violence in 2002.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I volunteered for the "Mother's Kitchen" in NY, feeding those in need delicious vegetarian homecooked meals every week. It was a real awakening to see the diversity of those in my own city who were struggling to find food, and made me much more conscious

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the personal life-changing affect the work has had on my life. seeing that I could be part of work that was transforming people's lives so quickly and fundamentally has increased my hope and my faith.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

sincere people from all paths and backgrounds -- all united by love and service

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

change the world... :) increase the number of Mother's Kitchens in the US and around the world, provide disaster relief for more areas, provide free medical care to more infants and patients through Amma's hospital, build more houses, plant more trees...

Ways to make it better...

only if I could attend more events and have more time to volunteer!

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

not sure

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

MY ROLE:
General Member of the Public & Various services -- food preparation, event assistance.