The simplest acts of kindness are by far more powerful than a thousand heads bowing in prayer. ~ Mahatma Ghandi
Each human on planet Earth has a responsibility to leave the planet and all the living things on it better than when we arrived. We each also have a responsibility to ourselves to be the best version of “Me” possible. Zen and Vitality provides space and encouragement for self care. With your help, we also want to spread that support beyond our walls through gifts of kindness to charitable organizations. Our gifts should reflect the ideals of both Zoa and the Zen & Vitality community.
1% For The Planet
At the end of my first year in business, December 2020, Zen and Vitality became a member of the 1% for the Planet community. I have committed to donate 1% of my gross income to non-profit groups that support the planet. Charities chosen for 2020 reflect my family’s interest in hiking in the Shenandoah Mountains and my daughter’s need for clean, breathable air. 2021 charities were a narrowed selection from 2020. In 2022, I expanded into regenerative farming and climate/carbon projects around the world that benefit both people and planet.
2020-2023 Charities Supported Through 1% for the Planet
- Chesapeake Climate Action Network
- Friends of the Blue Ridge Parkway
- Shenandoah National Park Trust
- International Dark Sky Association
- Do Good Sh!t
- Carbon Offsets to Alleviate Poverty (COTAP)
- Greenwave (Supports regenerative ocean farmers)
Whenever possible, Zoa supports local charities in their endeavors to raise money for their important cause. Zen and Vitality has donated to the following charities in the past.
When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed. ~ Maya Angelou