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, and our rewards program. We accept monetary and a variety of other donations such as gift cards, book drives, canned goods and material goods to help those in need.

Taking donations this month for Akasha- to recenter, rebuild & reorganize

**For more information or to make a donation please click on the logo above or stop by our stuido.

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.

Children’s Scholarship Fund

We donated funds to this organization which is dedicated to providing educational opportunities for children in need.

The Community Foundation for COVID Relief

We have donated funds to this foundation which has supported our community during the COVID-19 crisis.

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.

Education to Empowerment

This unique and innovative program provides financial support and ongoing mentorship for female McHenry County College students completing their final year at MCC and continuing onto a four-year college or university toward an advanced degree.

Family Health Partnership Clinic

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.


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.

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