The Love Awakening serves its mission in a variety of uplifting activities and loving acts of service. Here is a partial list of endeavors and many of the causes and organizations that we regularly enjoy supporting. You are always welcome to join us.
Sing & Shares and Holiday Caroling: We regularly visit local senior centers and convalescent homes including Atria of Burlingame, San Mateo Convalescent Home, Yesteryear of San Mateo and The Magnolia of Millbrae. We bring uplifting, joyful energy to the elders of our community while singing musically accompanied favorites, telling silly jokes and visiting with elders who so appreciate our giving.
Holiday Food Drives: To benefit C.A.L.L. Primrose. C.A.L.L. Primrose Center is a non-profit drop-in site serving those in need regardless of race, religion, creed and national origin, with emergency, confidential and free direct aid. The Love Awakening hosts food drives every Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas season. www.callprimrose.org
Annual One Warm Coat Drive: The goal of the One Warm Coat drive is to provide any person in need with a warm coat, free of charge. Providing this simple yet vital need helps people live productive lives year round.
Annual Linen Drive: The Love Awakening supports Shelter Network’s help for homeless families and individuals. Each year at our annual festival, we collect donations of towels, sheets, blankets and linens of all types to aid those who otherwise would not be able to purchase these necessities.
Beach and Bay Cleanups: The Love Awakening volunteers gather several times year to help clean up our Beaches and Bay Front in Burlingame, San Mateo, Ocean Beach, Half Moon Bay and Moss Beach.
Mills Canyon Cleanup: Mills Canyon is a unique wildlife area within the city of Burlingame with 28 acres of native plants, trees and wildlife bordering on Mills Creek. The Love Awakening Volunteers join The Friends of Mills Canyon to help preserve this special area and maintain the Ed Taylor Trail.
Food Bank Volunteer Day: The Love Awakening volunteers enjoy supporting Second Harvest Food Bank in San Carlos by helping to sort produce and canned goods. The food bank feeds over 207,000 people each month in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties.
Enchanted Hills Camp Work Day: Lighthouse for the Blind empowers people of all ages who are visually impaired to lead safe, active and independent lives. The Love Awakening volunteers help them with a work day to ready for their summer camp sessions at Enchanted Hills in Mount Veeder near Napa Valley.
Stuffed Animal Collections: The Love Awakening collects stuffed animals for Animal Beacons of Light, an agency that gathers the soft stuffed animals, adds the energies of Love, Joy and Reiki and then gifts them to children of all ages in orphanages, hospitals and homes around the world in countries including Bosnia/Herzegovina, Afghanistan, South Africa, Mexico Central America and Brazil.
Loving The Animals: Peninsula Humane Society: HS/SPCA is a private non-profit guided by the humane ethic, building healthy relationships between people and animals. They accept all animals in need of care and help them to find new homes. So many animals are need of loving care and homes. Each month in our newsletter, The Love Awakening highlights ancat or a dog available for adoption and waiting for a loving person like you to take him or her home. http://www.peninsulahumanesociety.org/adopt/
The Love Awakening Adopt-a-Family: After the tragedy of many families loosing their homes in the San Bruno, California fire, The Love Awakening chose a family to share our love with by bringing to them home-cooked meals prepared by our community and collecting funds to purchase gift cards to local stores to support them in rebuilding their lives. If you know of a family in need, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Global Love Day: May 1st: The Love Awakening unites with The Love Foundation, joining people around the world in Celebrating and Expanding LOVE and inviting you to celebrate with us by consciously focusing on love and what it means to you thoughout this day.
Meditation and Self-Love Classes for Youth at Shelter Network:
Self Esteem and “I Love Me” Meditation at Burlingame High School: Certified, “I Love Me” Meditation Teacher, Brian Stubbs offers classes to high school students each semester. The series consists of three classes and the students participate in the “I Love Me” Meditation at each of the three classes.
Annual Rummage Sale Fundraiser: Each year The Love Awakening volunteers hold a large community rummage sale to raise good fun and funds for our parent body, The Rodan Foundation. Each year we support many in our extended community by offering unheard of deals on pre-loved goods. And we help the earth by reducing, recycling and reusing. A win-win for all!
The Love Awakening’s Annual Festival: Each year The Love Awakening hosts an annual fundraiser celebration with healing and intuitive arts with our Holistic Lightworkers, music, adoptable pets, aura photography, herbal Elixirs, love-baked goods, eco-friendly gifts and information, wonderful raffle prizes and many more fun activities and opportunities.