Run for JUMP
In our efforts for continued outreach, the Burlington Shambhala Center Team did an amazing job raising funds (and friends) for JUMP on Saturday September 24. What a wonderful way to begin our weekend celebration of the Shambhala Lineage! Our team of 7 took second place for “team fundraising” with a grand total of $934! Some of us were walkers and two intrepid warriors ran. The day was rainy and spirits were high. The total raised for JUMP was over $15,000. Many blessings!
Let’s continue our outreach practices as we all continue to raise our gaze and look beyond to parts of our city that desperately need attention. We don’t have to look too far to witness the suffering in our own home town.
Below are some examples of where the money we raised for JUMP will go:
$5 buys a load of clean laundry. Many JUMP clients without homes are camping and the flooding and rain have been especially brutal this year on these folks.
$10 buys a bus pass for a JUMP client to get around for job interviews
OR a grocery voucher to buy milk for a big family when they run out of food money at the end of the month.
$20 buys some gas for a single Dad to get back and forth to see his kids who are living out of town
OR for a veteran who needs to drive to the VA Hospital in White River.
$440 funds a whole day of JUMP where, each weekday, we help 11 clients and their families with needs similar to those above.
We thank you for your continued efforts.
Toni and Carol