Outreach

We want to have a positive impact on the health and welfare of our local and global community. Akasha reaches out every month to our community with selfless service (seva) through donations to local charities and organizations, a free community yoga class and our rewards program. We accept monetary and a variety of other donations such as book drives, canned goods and material goods to help those in need.

For the month of October, Akasha will be collecting donations for Red Cross.

American Red Cross

**For more information or to make a donation please click on the Red Cross logo.

Here are some of the other people and organizations to whom we have reached out:

American Heart Association
We have held events with proceeds benefiting this organization and collected donations

Animal Outreach Humane Society
We collected funds to aid animals and animal education in the community.

Appalachia Service Project
We collected donations to provide volunteers the opportunity to travel to rural Central Appalachia to repair homes for families in need.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of McHenry County
We donated funds to aid in sponsoring change in our community through children.

Blue Lotus Temple
We have collected donations to aid the temple in spreading peace and wellness.

C.A.S.A. (Court Appointed Special Advocates)
We donated funds to this organization which is dedicated to helping abused and neglected children in the court system.

Cynthia L. Bischof Memorial Foundation
We have donated funds to this foundation which provides resources for survivors of domestic violence.

Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce
We have volunteered time, money and energy for various Chamber-sponsored events and charities.

Crystal Lake Food Pantry
We have donated funds and supplies for the local food pantry.

Crystal Lake Park District
We contributed to a Park District charity fundraiser.

Crystal Lake Public Library
We contributed to a Public Library fundraiser to support the summer reading program.

Family Health Partnership Clininc
We have donated funds to aid in bringing the community affordable healthcare.

Fishes and Loaves
We raised funds and volunteered for an event where we fed over 220 families.

Friendship House
We raised funds and participated in charity events for the childcare center.

Girls on the Run
We hosted a three-hour Yogathon to raise money and awareness for this organization that builds healthy self-esteem for girls through exercise.

Habitat for Humanity
We have donated funds to aid this organization in the vision of providing safe and decent homes.

Himalayan Institute African “Moving Forward” project
We participated in this rural empowerment project for the African nation of Cameroon by selling mugs. With the funds we raised, more than 1200 Artemesia trees will be planted in a large-scale community tree plantation.

Home of the Sparrow
We have raised money and collected items needed for the shelters run by Home of the Sparrow in McHenry County.

Lakeside Legacy Foundation
We support this non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the historic Dole Mansion, which serves as Crystal Lake’s arts education and community center.

Miscellaneous McHenry County schools and organizations
We have donated over thirty gift certificates for raffles and other fund-raisers in our community.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
We have collected funds for this organization to aid in support and education for people affected by mental illness.

Options for Adovacay
We have donated funds to this organization that helps protect and enhance the lives of children and adults with disabilities.

P.A.D.S. (Public Action to Deliver Shelter) of McHenry County
We donated funds to this local organization that provides housing for homeless individuals and families in our community.

Pioneer Center
We collected donations to aid Pioneer Center in their services for intellectual and developmental disabilities,behavioral health and homelessness.

Random Acts of Kindness
We raised funds and collected vases for this organization to spread cheer.

Refuge for Women
We have collected donations to help women who have been trafficked receive support and resources for recovery.

Relay for Life
We participated in a twelve-hour walk to raise funds for the American Cancer Society.

Run and Roll for the Dole
We have volunteered time for this annual race.

Salvation Army
We raised money to help aid in the recovery efforts of hurricane Sandy.

Standing Rock
We have collected supplies to aid M.A.A.D. in their drive to help those at Standing Rock.

St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital
We sponsored a three-hour Yogathon that raised funds for the children’s research hospital founded by Danny Thomas.

TLS Veterans
We have collected donations for this McHenry county organization that provides transitional-living services and support for homeless veterans.

Turning Point
We collected food and supplies for McHenry County victims of domestic violence.

Womenforwomen.org
We donated half the proceeds of our special Valentine’s Things We Love event to this international organization that helps women in war-torn countries.