Monday good deeds: Rockaway toy drive, Confluence to donate 1% of sales

Two items that fall into the “good deeds” department to kick the work week off this morning.

First, ongoing assistance efforts at Ashtanga Yoga New York focused on Rockaway continue. Next up: a holiday toy drive. Here’s Eddie’s explanation:

We are very happy to be supporting our new friend Pastor Tillman of St. Philip’s Christian Church, who we have been partnering with in Rockaway, for the St. Philip’s Holiday Carnival. The toys collected will be given to the weekly youth group that meets at the Church, all children from low-income families in Bed-Stuy. There are over 100 children and families expected at the event, many from Far Rockaway, where the Pastor hails from. Gifts for the Rockaway children are being provided by another group, and I volunteered our support system to help provide for the other kids, who mainly come from single parent homes, and count among them developmentally-delayed children. The Church seeks to provide them weekly with a safe environment were they play games, learn music, arts and craft and Bible study. They have weekly lessons on self esteem,  learning to help each other, and work on basic reading and writing skills.

There is more on the toy drive — including a toy request list — right here and information about the church’s holiday party here. (I also see that AYNY will be kicking off the New Year with 108 Hanuman Chalisas.)

The second item is that at the Ashtanga Yoga Confluence home page, there’s a small announcement that 1% of sales will go to our friends at Yoga Gives Back. Our past coverage of YGB all here.

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