Causes

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Causes We Support

Health

Eradication of Chronic Kidney Disease
In Sri Lanka

Chronic Kidney Disease of uncertain origin has effected North Central Province (Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa districts) of Sri Lanka.                         

 

Our project is to minimize the Kidney Disease crisis in the North Central villages in ‘Mahadamana’ of Dimbulagala Pradeshiya Sabhawa in the Polonnaruwa province.

 

Learn more about how our clean water solutions can make a difference.

Why helping this cause matters:

Health

Mithuru Mithuro Drug Rehabilitation Center in Ratnapura, Sri Lanka

Initiated in 1984, Mithuru Mithuro, which itself means “compassionate friend,” was started primarily to help the poor rural communities in Sri Lanka, and particularly the youth.

Today, the Mithuru Mithuro Movement has become the first Buddhist Drug Rehabilitation center in Sri Lanka. There are 400 men undergoing treatment at the center, aged between 16 and 40.

Why helping this cause matters:

— Males ages 16 to 40 years old are rehabilitated
— Four different locations serving Sri Lanka
— In-house treatment for prisoners with drug offenses

Health

Essential Items for Pregnant Women in
Sri Lanka

The project was initially started in the year 2000 by Buddiyagama Dhammasena Thero to help and support the deserving pregnant women in rural areas with the essential items these new mothers needed at the hospital for a new born.

Buddiyagama Dhammasena Thero’s mission is to provide 10,000 essential baskets per year Islandwide.

Why helping this cause matters:

— Deserving pregnant women in rural areas receive essential
baby items
— Essential items are distributed in hospitals to expecting mothers

Health

Kalubowlia Hospital, Sri Lanka

The Kalubowila (Colombo South) Teaching Hospital in Sri Lanka is the second largest hospital in the country. It is a teaching-oriented hospital (it was upgraded to teaching status in 1995) that maintains a bed strength of 1110. It covers most of the tertiary specialties and offers a variety of options for clinical electives, including forensic medicine. 

The hospital is also part of the Sri Lanka Hospital Needs initiative, which aims to ensure that the hospital is properly equipped to treat the patients and provide the best training for students possible. 

Why helping this cause matters:

— Males ages 16 to 40 years old are rehabilitated
— Four different locations serving Sri Lanka
— In-house treatment for prisoners with drug offenses

Health

Gampaha Hospital Project, Sri Lanka

Need your help to save lives

We are requesting the following equipment for COVID-19 treatment units at DGH Gampaha since we are running out of resources due to rapidly expanding patient load. Your kind contribution in this regard is highly appreciated. 

Why helping this cause matters:

— Deserving pregnant women in rural areas receive essential
baby items
— Essential items are distributed in hospitals to expecting mothers

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Community causes

SLMANA WR

For over 16 years, the mission of Sri Lanka Medical Association of North America Western Region has been to bring together professionals and students in the medical and healthcare professions who are of Sri Lankan origin or lineage living in the United States and Canada for charitable and humanitarian purposes.

Clarendon Foundation

Since 1990, the Clarendon Children’s Home in Mount Lavinia with approximately 5,000 square feet has been made available to children with needs. A three-story dormitory building was added on with modern toilet and shower facilities. This facility, designed for the optimum use of land and space, was planned to accommodate over 100 children. The property is situated on almost a half acre of land. Land is available as a play area for the children.

NEW Economics for Women

NEW Economics for Women's mission is to build economic mobility, particularly for Latinas and their families, through wealth creation, housing, education, entrepreneurship, and civic engagement. NEW’s approach includes creating physical spaces ( housing, community centers and schools) that help families prosper in healthy and safe environments. They also employ a multi-generational approach, through which entire families are empowered to connect their values to their goals, which over time, transforms their view of what they need to invest in order to prosper.

Y.E.S.S.S. (Youth Empowered through Sports, Scholastic & community Service)

Y.E.S.S.S. (Youth Empowered through Sports, Scholastic & community Service) is a community base organization founded in 2001 by Daniel Morales to provide and support youth involvement in community activities of the Pico-Union-Westlake-MacArthur Park and Echo Park areas. Y.E.S.S.S's mission is to enhance youth opportunities to further develop the area's young population and provide alternatives to negative influences plaguing their neighborhoods. In addition, Y.E.S.S.S. provides academic support, healthy recreational activities, and creates and participates in community projects in order to involve local youth in caring for and instilling pride in their community.

Levitt Foundation

Levitt Foundation seeks to reinvigorate America’s public spaces through creative placemaking and creating opportunities for everyone to experience the performing arts. In 2020, free Levitt concerts will be presented in 28 towns and cities across America. Permanent Levitt venues are located in eight cities, each presenting 50 free concerts every year featuring acclaimed artists in all music genres. Every year, nearly one million people of all ages and backgrounds gather to mingle, relax or dance in Levitt’s beautiful green settings. Levitt Foundation offers grants, resources, and support to build and help sustain permanent Levitt music venues and to present the annual Levitt AMP Music Series.

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