This foundation helps with various Shoes Project, Aqueduct Project, etc but I first came into contact with One drop of Kindness when I lived in New Paltz during my freshman year. I have volunteer at various homeless shelter through out my life, wherever i have landed over the years, i always liked volunteering at homeless shelter. I have volunteered at this Chiz shelter partly through college program and i started going there sometimes during week days. There was a tibetan singer who was there almost every Wednesday (this was maybe 5 or 6 years ago) actually comes and engages with the residents. I really liked that she was there trying to engage with the people, although her English wasn't the best but people understood her. Only thing that i remember is that people were smiling and happily singing, dancing, and sharing stories of their life. I really needed that, i went more and more on wednesdays. I was going through tough time at school/home with family situation. I spoke to her afterwards and I found out that she has non-profit that helps Tibetan people, single mother, children and elder in Tibet, India, and USA.
I will say that over the years her work at the shelter as well as with various people me taught me how we valuable basic human connection, especially those at the shelter who have been marginalized by our society.
I think her work in the Upstate NY is incredibly beneficial for those especially those in need of human connection.
After year and half I have volunteered on and off for this organization. I am grateful that I too can make difference however small it maybe.
Here I have photo of her“You are Beautiful, I am Beautiful” program.