Call and Response Foundation – Annual Appeal

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November 22nd, 2015

Picture 1As you know, I have been working with The Call and Response Foundation for several years now. During this season of giving – giving thanks, giving gifts – please consider supporting the Call and Response Foundation’s unparalleled service to the mantra music community. Donations can include, and are not limited to: money, electronics, vehicles, gift cards. Please click HERE to learn more and to contribute.
Thank you. Haribol!
~Gaura

~From the letter by The Call and Response Foundation ~
One of the most important things we can do as human beings is to engage in work that has a positive impact on the lives of others. The Call and Response Foundation is dedicated to serving others by awakening the heart through the healing power of mantra music. We need your help to continue doing this work.

The work we do creates opportunities for transformation.

Whether it’s incarcerated individuals, folks with disabilities, or college students, Call and Response Outreach events touch people in meaningful ways. Whatever our background, we all share the need to be soothed, cared for, and seen as a reflection of something good. We all long to connect to something that is greater than the circumstances of our lives.

Sometimes, all it takes is one moment — one encounter to change everything.  The Call and Response Foundation is dedicated to providing as many of those moments as possible by engaging in outreach events around the country and promoting the healing power of mantra music.

Our Outreach Program has been offering hope regularly to inmates and the recovery community around the country. We need your help to keep this important project alive!

Why do these populations need your support?

The Call and Response Foundation affirms the sacred worth of every human being without exceptions.

The healing effects of kirtan benefit the individual and society.

A growing body of medical research suggests that kirtan positively influences the mind-body relationship.  Some combat veterans are now relying on kirtan to help them with PTSD (Posttraumatic stress disorder) and re-entry into civilian life. In prison, as in the military, trauma and stress are a part of everyday life, often compounding already existing problems.  Kirtan music reduces anxiety and depression and helps to counteract the effects of trauma.  It heals wounds and re-awakens lost hope, reminding everyone of what is true and whole in them.  That’s the kind of work that serves us all.

Our Sacred Sounds events at Universities help students and faculty find inspiration and manage the stress of college life. The responses received from college students has been astounding and we need your help to keep these programs going.

You can make a difference in the lives of inmates, the recovery population, Veterans and students.

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