“We make a living by what we earn; we make a life by what we give.” Sir Winston Churchill
Giving – who we support
The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation (FTPF) is an award-winning international nonprofit charity dedicated to planting fruitful trees and plants to alleviate world hunger, combat climate change, strengthen communities, and improve the surrounding air, soil, and water.
Their programs are at the forefront of a global movement towards sustainability by strategically donating orchards where the harvest will best serve communities for generations, at places such as public schools, city parks, low-income neighborhoods, Native American reservations, international hunger relief sites, and animal sanctuaries.
Their goal is to collectively plant 18 billion fruit trees for a healthy planet (approximately 3 for every person alive). Fruit trees heal the environment by cleaning the air, improving soil quality, preventing erosion, creating animal habitat, sustaining valuable water sources, and providing healthy nutrition. Find out more on their website ftpf.org
The David Lynch Foundation, through Transcendental Meditation, help ‘at risk’ vulnerable children and adults around the world. They support:
Schools – In low-income urban schools, traumatic stress is a reality for millions of children who grow up in an oppressive climate of poverty, violence, and fear. This stress impedes learning and undermines physical and mental health
Military – Over half a million U.S. troops deployed since 2001 suffer from PTSD. Yet less than 20% will receive adequate care.
Domestic abuse – one out of four women will be assaulted during their lifetime and nearly 3 million children are witnesses to it every year.
HIV Wellness Centers – Transcendental Meditation has been used as an adjunct HIV/AIDS treatment by many individuals who live with the serious mental/emotional challenges of living with HIV.
Prisons – Over the past 35 years, TM has been taught to inmates and guards. As a result inmates naturally calm down and become less violent and begin to take greater responsibility for their actions.
Homelessness – An estimated 3.5 million people were homeless at some point last year including 1.4 million children. 20–25% struggle to cope with a severe mental illness.
Leading medical schools, including Harvard Medical School, Stanford Medical School and Yale Medical School research the effectiveness of the programs.