Yoga For Good
Yoga is good for us– yoga challenges us to grow, teaches us kindness, compassion, and to approach life with gratitude – which in turn expands our capacity to spread kindness and support to our greater community.
We’re continuing our intentional season of giving with a new project, Yoga for Good, in support of Raphael House. Join us this month as we host a toy drive and special yoga class to support our community at Raphael House.
From November 29 – December 15, we are asking our community to donate toys and donations to Raphael House (most requested items are listed below). We will have a donation bin set up by the studio desk for these donation items.
On Sunday, December 15 at 9:30 am, Nic will lead us in an all-levels, 75-minute yoga flow to celebrate our community and this season of giving. We are suggesting a $10 cash donation and / or a toy donation from the list of most requested items. All proceeds will be donated to Raphael House.
About Raphael House:
For over 40 years, Raphael House of Portland has helped survivors find safety, hope, and independence. Raphael House offers uninterrupted access to emergency domestic violence shelter in a confidential location. Their programs continue to evolve to meet the changing needs of survivors and our community in creative and innovative ways.
They believe that everyone deserves to live a life free from violence. The mission of Raphael House is to engage the entire community in non-violent living through advocacy, education, and community outreach, and by providing a safe haven from domestic violence.
Please see the Raphael House website for more information about Raphael House as well as other ways to donate and support.
List of most requested items:
- Baby Shampoo, Lotion, and Body Wash
- Teething Toys and Supplies
- Bath Toys
- Toddler toothbrush
- Bottles and sippy cups
- Advanced Lego Kits
- Interactive play toy
- Baby dolls with brown and black skin
- Soccer balls
- Skateboard + helmet
- Scooter or bike + helmet
- Drawing Pads
- Water Color sets and other art supplies
- Board Game or Puzzle
- Sensory Toys
- Books: especially books featuring children of diverse ethnicities, abilities, families, backgrounds, etc.
- Books in Spanish
- Teen Backpacks
- Teen multimedia art sets and supplies
- Advanced Lego sets (14+)
- Bluetooth speakers
- Soccer balls
- Journal and pens sets
- Pampering items or Makeup Set
- Scooters or skateboards + helmets