Holiday Street Meals 2019

with Swami Jaya Devi

Join us as we prepare and distribute hundreds of holiday packages to Atlanta’s homeless. The success of this effort relies on the involvement of our entire extended Kashi family! Here’s how you can help:

Donate Goods!
We need 200 fully stocked unisex backpacks, each to include: Socks, Gloves, Hats (Beanie type), Scarfs, Lip balm, Lotion, Cough drops, Shampoo, Conditioner, Soap, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste Love to knit or crochet? Know people or students who do? Handknit scarves and hats and gloves made with love are very much appreciated!

In addition, we need 20 special gift bags for women. These should come fully stocked and include feminine hygiene products (pads, tampons, etc.).

We are also asking for loose blankets, the light and fleecy kind.

Please bring the stocked packs / bags and loose blankets to the ashram. We have a bin at the front desk. If you have been collecting any items from the list above, you can also drop those off at the ashram as well.

Donate Money!
Support the purchasing items that are not donated. You can do this in person at the Kashi Atlanta front desk, via PayPal using the form on our Donation Page, or by calling (404) 687-3353. Every bit helps!

Bake Cookies!
Any flavor is terrific! Bake ahead and freeze if it’s more convenient! Slice and bake is great! Sturdy cookies seem to do better. Bring cookies with you on Friday when we decorate.

Help Prepare!
We’ll meet at the ashram on Friday, December 13 at 6:00 pm. Join us for cookie decorating and bagging, bag decorating and card writing! It’s a festive and exhilarating experience! Kids are most welcome. We will also assemble any remaining packs with loose items that have been donated.

Deliver and Serve!
Bring your cheer as we deliver the holiday backpacks on Saturday, December 14 at 12:00 pm. We’ll meet at the ashram and car-pool to the Gateway Center. There we will serve hot spiced cider, hand out bags to 200 recipients, and sing Holiday carols.

Go Big!
Ask your employer, your kid’s school, your country club or anyone in your circle of influence if they are willing to help by donating fully stuffed backpacks! Assembling these packs is a great team-building exercise, and it helps raise awareness of our service programs beyond the yoga community. This is a special holiday effort of our ongoing Street Meals service program.