Namaste Corner
   A site for Giving and Receiving

" To develop our generous impulses at deeper levels and in wider circles is to release our humanity. "

Giving and Receiving is the natural ebb and flow of life. One without  the other is not possible. Giving and Receiving from the heart opens the space for love, compassion, equanimity and joy.  The hope is that this site might be nourishment for our heart strings.

• For more information or if you would like to add to the site email Michael Kane at:
   or Phone at: 386-679-2336.

Local Organizations and Events:

Any donations you wish to give like food, toys or clothing can be brought in before our Tuesday evening meetings between 6:00pm and 6:30pm at the UU. All donations will be given to local organizations in need.

Bimonthly Food and Goods Drive:
•Our next drive is Tuesday, April 7th and 14th. Our Lady of Lourdes Food Pantry will be the recipient of our loving dana.  Some special requests are canned fruit and soup; beans, rice, pasta ,or other filling food; jelly; canned or Parmelot milk; sweets-- individually wrapped ( like Little Debbie's) or packs ( like cookies ); Personal/clothing items , such as toiletries ( razors, toothbrushes, shampoo, etc. ), socks, adult and kids' athletic shoes in good condition; gently used bikes for adults, softsided coolers, and backbacks . With Gratitude, Marianne 

Halifax River Cleanup: The 21st annual Halifax River Cleanup, Saturday May 2, 2009. In conjunction with Join Hands Day, the next Halifax/Indian River Cleanup will be May 2, 2009. The Halifax/Indian River Cleanup is one of 10 selected as a winner of a 2008 JOIN HANDS DAY Excellence Award.  Nearly 1,000 projects were considered for last year's awards program, and an independent panel of judges, chose the Halifax/Indian River Cleanup for its demonstration of a solid youth and adult partnership, as well as a notable impact on the community.

Halifax Urban Ministries, HUM: The purpose of Halifax Urban Ministries (HUM)
is to respond to the needs of the hungry, homeless, and low income people in
Florida’s Volusia and Flagler counties. HUM cares for people in need by providing
emergency services with the prime objective of keeping them from becoming
homeless. Four locations in Daytona area. Clients go to office in their residing area. 
Food Pantry ( Monday-Friday) and other social services available.
Locations:  HUM Main Office 215 Bay Street, Daytona; 386-252-0156
Ormond Beach  164 W.Granada Blvd; 386-615-1326
S.E.Volusia Office 715 Canal St., New Smyrna; 386-428-1724
Port Orange Ctr ( Grace Episcopal Church ) at US# 1 and
Dunlawton Ave; 386-767-3583

"Bridge of Hope" Hot Meal Program at the Homeless Assistance,
316 North St. Daytona ( 2 blocks south of Mason Avenue); 386-323-1784  
201 University Blvd. ( and Halifax Drive ), Daytona
386-255-0433 ( church office ). Food Pantry ( Tuesdays for 1-2 person
families and Thursdays for 3+ person families; 9AM- 11AM ) and some
other social services available.
600 South Nova Road, Ormond Beach; 386-676-1695 ( Social Service # )
Food Pantry ( Monday - Friday, 10AM -12PM and 1PM - 3PM ) and other
social services available.
470 Andalusia Avenue, Ormond Beach ( Behind PennySaver at Granada
and Hand Avenue );  386-672-0294;   The Jerry Doliner Food Bank  ( Mon-
day-Friday, 1PM-3PM ) and  other available social services. Referral from
United Way or other agency referral required.
1151 W. Granada Blvd, Ormond Beach; 386-677-6455,
Recently opened food bank (3PM - 430PM Saturdays),
Income Guidelines or client participates in certain programs.
Tomoka is also a host location for Angel Food Ministries which
provides a limited list of food at reduced cost.

National and International Organizations and Events

Beads For Life: BeadforLife eradicates extreme poverty by creating bridges of understanding between impoverished Africans and concerned world citizens. Ugandan women turn colorful recycled paper into beautiful bead jewelry, and people who care open their hearts, homes and communities to buy and sell the beads.

International Campaign for Tibet:
The International Campaign for Tibet proudly celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. For two decades, we have called the world's attention to the injustices and brutality being suffered by the people of Tibet.

The Sierra Club: The Club is America's oldest, largest, and most influential grassroots environmental organization. Inspired by nature, we are 1.3 million of your friends and neighbors, working together to protect our communities and the planet.

The Natural Resources Defense:
Earths best defense. The NRDC Council works to protect wildlife and wild places and to ensure a healthy environment for all life on earth. NRDC is the nation's most effective environmental action group, combining the grassroots power of 1.2 million members and online activists with the courtroom clout and expertise of more than 350 lawyers, scientists and other professionals.

Repower America: Repower America is the bold clean energy plan to “repower” our country with 100% clean electricity within 10 years.

Amnesty International: A Nobel Prize-winning grassroots organization, " undertakes research and action focused on preventing and ending grave abuses of the rights to physical and mental integrity, freedom of conscience and expression, and freedom from discrimination, within the context of its work to promote human rights. Amnesty International USA (AIUSA) is the U.S. Section of Amnesty International."