Australia Bushfire Appeal
All of us at The Practice have been watching the devastation of the Australian bushfires unfolding on our screens.
We’ve been speaking with our families, friends and students in Australia and know that many of you are currently defending homes and communities
Our Bali community has shown up time and again in support of worthy causes in Bali. It’s time to do it again.
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
- 100% of the proceeds from this week 4pm Restorative Classes (6th-12th January) will go to our Bushfire Appeal. Every time you show up to a 4pm class you’ll be doing so in support of our communities-in-need in Australia.
- 100% of the proceeds from Ellen’s 6pm Kirtan on January 12th will also go to our Bushfire Appeal too. We’d love to see you there!
- If you can’t practice with us, but want to donate, drop into reception at any time. We’ll leave a donation box there.
- If you’re not in Bali but want to donate, email firstname.lastname@example.org We’ll give you the details of our ‘The Practice Gives Back’ PayPal account so you can make a direct transfer.
Lombok (Indonesia) Earthquake: Relief Fund
RELIEF FUNDS TO PROVIDE SHELTER AND ESSENTIALS
The island of Lombok (immediately east of Bali) has been ravaged by a number of earthquakes (up to 7.2 magnitude) over a period of weeks that has seen the collapse of tens or thousands of homes all across Lombok (numbers quoted are up to 190,000 homes destroyed and 300,000 people displaced). This means relief efforts are focused on providing shelter and essential items, such as food, clean water, medical supplies and blankets.
We have been working over the last couple of weeks to establish how we at The Practice, and our community, can best help. And that means finding the best way to make sure we get the maximum effect for the funds we are able to raise. We have been fortunate enough to connect with the owner of TUGU Hotels (Lucienne Anhar) who have a TUGU hotel in Canggu, plus a TUGU hotel in Lombok. Since their hotel in Lombok was already undergoing renovations before the earthquakes, she has the staff available to directly support the relief efforts, and delivery vehicles moving weekly between Bali and Lombok.
Since we know Lucienne personally, and know she has the local knowledge and resources to get help to where it is needed (especially some of the more remote villages), we are supporting her directly with supplies and funding which she will utilise and distribute directly. The Practice is donating 130 blankets, plus US$1000 to get started. And we have already received some generous donations from our yoga community. Now, we would love our International Community to help as well.
The money raised will go towards purchasing the following (we have listed the prices so you can understand what you are able to provide with the money you donate):
10,000 Rupiah (Rp) is approximately equal to $AU 1.00 / $US 0.70 / EUR 0.60
- Blankets: 150,000 Rp each
- Tarpaulins: 400,000 Rp each
- Thin mattresses: 250,000 Rp each
- Baby food: 30,000 Rp per box
- Rice: 12,000 Rp per kg
- Canned food: 20,000 – 30,000 Rp per item
- Soap/shampoo/toothbrush/toothpaste/toilet paper: 50,000 – 70,000 Rp per set
- Water filters: 40,000 Rp each
- Milk: 100,000 Rp per box
- School materials for kids: 10,000 Rp per set
- Medicine (paracetamol, cough, diarrhea medicine for adults and kids): 30,000 Rp per item
As you can see for $10 – $20 you can have a significant impact on some very in-need people.
You can use the Donate button below to contribute to our fund raising efforts. Our target is 200 Million Rupiah (approx AU$ 20,000) over the coming months and we will keep you posted on what we contribute and how.
The Practice will also cover the PayPal fees, so that 100% of your generous contribution makes it to where it is needed.
On behalf of the people of Lombok – thank you SO MUCH for your support.
If you would like to donate more than US$ 100 please send an email to email@example.com.
Target: 200 million rupiah
Currently: 133 million rupiah (as at 20 Sep 18)
Relief Aid for displaced families living near Mount Agung, Bali
A number of staff members from The Practice will be making a personal delivery of necessary goods to the displacement centres for families that have had to leave their homes do to the eruption of the Mount Agung volcano. At this stage the families are safe from harm from the volcano, but are low on the essentials that many of us take for granted; like water, food, clothing, bedding, etc.
For our INTERNATIONAL yogi’s the best way you can help is with a cash donation (via the PayPal button below), and for our LOCAL yogi’s you can either place cash in the Donation jar at Reception, or you can leave physical donations (please speak to Abi or the staff about the physical donations first).
The cash donations do not need to be large – just $10 can get 2 large bags of rice.
The funds The Practice raises will be used to purchase the following goods:
- Drinking Water (20 litre bottles)
- Rice (25kg bags)
- Toilet tissue
- Mask & Medicine
- Ladies essentials
Plus the hire of a suitable vehicle or vehicles for the delivery.
The Practice Team will make the deliveries to the displacement centers most in need (our Manager – Abi – has local contacts to determine the area of highest need) on Friday 8 December 2017. We will stop taking donations on 6 December 2017 so we have time to organise all the goods and the vehicle required.
Thank you very much for your kindness and being a part of a caring and conscious global community.
THIS FUND RAINING CAMPAIGN IS NOW CLOSED.
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR EVERYONE’S VERY GENEROUS SUPPORT.
Free English Class for The Community
We want to introduce ‘Dina’ to you. She is Indonesian. She is 19 years old. She works in a café in Denpasar. She never finished school because she has 5 siblings, and to put them all through a public school was just too much for the family to manage. So Dina left Java to come to Bali to earn money, so she could help pay for her younger sisters to attend school. She is making a major sacrifice for the betterment of her sisters, and is such an inspiration. She is also very excited to learn how to speak English and improve her career opportunities.
At The Practice, we are about learning, knowledge, making a difference, and supporting our community, at home and abroad. So one of projects we are committed to making happen is to provide English Classes to Indonesians who never got the chance to finish school and would greatly benefit from speaking English in Bali. In a tourist destination like Bali, speaking English opens up numerous career opportunities.
We would love for you to be a part of this project. We will be aiming to sponsor 15 students, for 6 months of English Classes. Their scholarship will include tuition, books, stationary, a class shirt, and a school bag. The cost for the project is Rp 11,500,000 and we are looking at this being a joint project between The Practice and all our wonderful yogi’s.
If you would like to find out how you can be a part of changing the course of someone’s life, with so little, then please go to The Practice Reception Desk and put money in the donation box.
This is complete for now. We will let you know when we start raising money for the next group.
Rathna Charitable Trust in India
A very big Thank You to everyone that came to the Traditional Fire Ceremony and Vedic Mantra evenings (8 & 9 April 2017) with Sri Rajasekaran and Selvaganesan from the Sri Nataraja temple in Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu, India. Due to everyone’s very gracious support, together we raised 11,980,000 Rp (US$900), for the ‘Rathna Charitable Trust’, which is a non-profit organisation and Vedic school offering free Vedic education to children in Chennai, South India. Well Done and Thank You everyone!!!!
If you would like to find out how you can support the Rathna Charitable Trust directly, you can find out more details at: www.rathnacharitabletrust.org