At Yoga Download, we believe that giving back is not only a cornerstone in the philosophy of yoga, but also a critical element for enriching our lives, helping our community and bettering our world. A portion of the proceeds from all Yoga Download purchases benefit the following charities:
Give Back Yoga Foundation
Give Back Yoga Foundation believes in making yoga available to those who might not otherwise have the opportunity to experience the transformational benefits of this powerful practice. They do this by supporting and funding certified yoga teachers in all traditions to offer the teachings of yoga to under-served and under-resourced socio-economic segments of the community and inspire grassroots social change and community cooperation.
100% of the proceeds from the following classes benefit Give Back Yoga Foundation:
American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, the ACS has 12 chartered Divisions, more than 900 local offices nationwide, and a presence in more than 5,100 communities.
Together with our millions of supporters, the American Cancer Society (ACS) saves lives and creates a world with less cancer and more birthdays by helping people stay well, helping people get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back.
For more information please visit: http://www.cancer.org
Yoga for Cancer Survivors
We've created a very special class for this very special cause. Download the class and 50% of the money will go toward the American Cancer Society.
FINCA - Foundation for International Community Assistance
Small Loans, Big Changes
FINCA is a non-profit private voluntary organization that provides loans to the people of small villages in underdeveloped countries so that they can start a business and make a big difference in their lives that will last a lifetime.
FINCA's mission is to provide financial services to the world's lowest-income entrepreneurs so they can create jobs, build assets and improve their standard of living.
For more information please visit: www.villagebanking.org
Plan USA - Helping Children Through Sponsorship
Plan is a global partnership of caring people founded in 1937 to bring hope and help to the world’s poorest children.
Child sponsorship is the foundation of their organization. They have about one million sponsors in 16 donor countries helping over one million children all over the world, together with their families and communities.
While Plan began as a child sponsorship organization, they have become so much more. Today they are one of the oldest and largest organizations of their kind. Their grassroots, self-help programs assist more than 10 million children and their families in poor communities around the world.
Plan is proudly a private, not for profit organization. They are respectful of local religions and cultures and have no agenda other than helping underprivileged kids.
Plan strives to achieve lasting improvements in the quality of life of deprived children in developing countries through a process that unites people across cultures and adds meaning and value to their lives.
Yoga Download is the proud sponsor of a beautiful little girl named Maribel. Maribel is 3 years old and lives in Pata Torco, Bolivia.
If you want to sponsor a child or simply would like more information please visit: www.planusa.org
Cambodian Children's Fund
Cambodian Children's Fund was founded by Hollywood film executive Scott Neeson, who travelled to Cambodia on holiday in early 2003 and found his life changed by the desperate circumstances and unlikely courage of Phnom Penh's most impoverished children.
After a 26 year-career in the film business, including tenure as president of 20th Century Fox International and a similar position with Sony Pictures International, Scott exited the industry to establish and oversee CCF. He is now Executive Director and lives year-round in Phnom Penh.
CCF was originally developed as one shelter providing a safe haven for 45 children in critical need. Within four short years, the CCF has grown to incorporate five separate facilities, where nearly 400 children receive nutrition and housing, as well as medical treatment, dental services and vaccinations.
CCF children are given a comprehensive educational program that includes local language reading and writing, as well as multi-level classes in English, social studies and math. They also attend evening classes at the rooftop cultural center, where they learn traditional Khmer music, dance and drama.
CCF is also expanding its community relief programs to provide suffering families better access to education, health care, food assistance and safe drinking water - essential in an environment where an estimated 80% of illnesses are water related. Only through self-sufficiency can the generational cycles of poverty and abuse be broken.
For more information please visit: cambodianchildrensfund.org
If you would like to make a donation to the CCF and toward the free Power Yoga #4 class, please click on the link below. Thanks SO much for your generosity and support!
Donate toward CCF