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Mata Amritanandamayi Math
October 21, 2009

Amma in Hindi means “mother”. We are all Amma’s children. When one of her children is suffering Amma goes to help them, even though they might be across the world. All of us should pitch in to help people. This is why Amma has given the world many centers around us so that we can better the world we live in. Even the smallest things might help save a life. All you have to do is look around. There is a program called Institute of People’s Education which is a place where people go around helping people young and old to get a better education to help them get through the world. Amrita Development Activities in Kerala and Tamil Nadui is a program that stimulates employment and environmental protection in villages. It also has medicinal plant reserves, high-density farming, a plant nursery, and 8 satellite-aided resource centers. Another program is Self-Reliance Employment & Empowerment Program in Kozhikode it helps unemployed people start up their own businesses. The Seattle satsang group took on a community project of making scarves & hats for the homeless. Akron Battered Women shelter is a project where devotees volunteer to teach yoga and computer training classes to help battered women in Akron, Ohio relax their lives. Amma's Hands is a New England effort that organizes extensive material support as well as services such as prayer commitments and hospital needs to the disadvantaged in the region. An activity in San Francisco is called the San Francisco shower project with the local high school and the Metropolitan Community church to provide over 200 hot showers as well as food and clothing every weekend to the homeless. This helps those people in need and involves the youth. S.A.V.E. is a non-profit organization based in Northern California. Its mission is to provide alternatives to violence through support services and education, and to assist violence victims and their families to end violence. The SAVE Project has been supported by of Amma Center for the past nine years, giving help in many ways to a Safe Environment Against Violence. Every year at Thanksgiving and Christmas, Amma Center's makes special offers to the SAVE shelter in Hayward, California. On the last Sunday of every month, Amma’s children meet in Carmel, California to give 2,000 pounds of rice to the family’s workers and other needy people in the area. Beans and other food items are given, and every winter, warm clothing are collected and distributed as well. Clothes for children and babies, toys, and other things are always welcome. I live in Atlanta and every 3rd Saturday of the month my mom along with other friends cook delicious vegetarian meals like pasta, cookies. We all pitch in at times a little bit. This food is then delivered to an orphanage. Isn’t that a nice way to help out. I am sure the kids love our mom’s food made fresh and with lots of luv. The same luv we get from Amma. After reading all of those heartwarming things, it makes you want to do something to help. You could donate money for these charities, you could volunteer for those programs, or you could even get your own personal idea on how to help. Amma is going around the world right now doing all of these things at once. The least you could do is help out at the center closest to you.

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I live in Atlanta and every 3rd Saturday of the month my mom along with other friends cook delicious vegetarian meals like pasta, cookies. We all pitch in at times a little bit. This food is then delivered to an orphanage. Isn’t that a nice way to help ou

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

service towards man is service to god

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

All kinds of volunteers, who are from all over the world and are amma's devotees.

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

work for helping people

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 & I am Amma's devotee and help in preparing meals.