Compassion means caring enough to respond: to actively engage to ease pain, comfort sorrow, oppose injustice and oppression.
The wounds of our world, immense and small, can seem endless, and none of us can solve all the problems, wipe all the tears, right all the wrongs, or ease all the pain. But we each express kindness every day in response to those around us. Bringing that intention into a conscious framework and taking action with others strengthens the benefit of service and compassion, for ourselves and the world.
Each action we take – in love, with love, for love – affirms our own humanity and touches the dignity and humanity of those to whom we respond, one heart at a time.
Living Earth volunteers pick up donations at all sites every week, to distribute individually to folks outdoors and through local partner groups serving vulnerable populations, such as IRCO, Rose Haven for Women, Meals on Wheels, Adelante Mujeres, Portland Public School Clothes Closet, and many others.
You don’t sew or knit? No problem! Non-crafters can also volunteer to help this program flourish with data entry, pick-ups and distributions. Contact us to find out how you can help keep the Winter Warming Project strong.
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