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Yoga Charities all across the United States are in desperate need for your donated yoga mat.

Please donate and recycle your old mat and create some happiness for those less fortunate.

It's good Karma!

CHARITIES - Please note: Email us with the name of your charity, city/state you are in, one sentence(one line) description of what you do, and either email address or website to:
customerservice@theboldermatcompany.com


I am in the process of building the list on this page, and those interested in donating can look over the list, contact the charity, and donate mats directly to them.

This will save shipping the items twice. If
there is a charity in your city, you can also just drop it off to them.

Simpler, greener, better karma!

Current List:

Arizona

Phoenix -
    
Montebello Elementary School, Warrior Yoga program - implement yoga program for our aggressive Jr. High Boys.
    Juliet Gutierrez - 5725 N. 27th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85017.
    e-mail:julietgutierrez@alhambraesd.org

California

Inglewood  -
   
South Bay Family Health Care Center - Yoga classes for Parents or mothers with child as well as youth and     community members from low socioeconomic backgrounds.
    
Danielle Williams Dwilliams@sbclinic.org Ph: (310) 330-2960 ext. 1341

Santa Cruz  -
  
Janus - Yoga program for court mandated drug and alcohol facility
    
Kelli Rosenbloom kelli_rosenbloom@yahoo.com Ph: 831-901-5503

Los Angeles  -
   
The Art of Yoga Project - We are facilitating a healing arts and yoga program twice a week to "at-risk" parenting and pregnant teens in a non-profit charter school outside of downtown LA for the 2011/12 school year as a component of their "wellness curriculum." 
    
Andrea Spilling abspilling@gmail.com Ph: 323-580-7644

A Thousand Joys - We are implementing a trauma-informed, holistic coping skills program at New Designs Charter School in Watts, CA.  Watts has the highest violent crime rate in Los Angeles and its children need help dealing with the trauma they are expose to.  Our program helps kids learn to regulate their emotions, and calm their bodies and minds so that they can focus in school and achieve academic success. We need yoga mats for 80 middle school children.
Liza Auciello liza@athousandjoys.org Ph: 213-401-3999 - 1313 W. 8th Street, Suite #214, Los Angeles, CA 90017.

Oakland -
OASES Center - Oakland Asian Students Educational Services - teach a yoga/ nutrition workshop at an after school program
    Rita Chawla - Group Leader
rita@oases.org  Ph: (510) 891-9928 ext.107

San Diego -
St. Vincent de Paul Village - We run a transitional housing program for the homeless, offering a Health & Wellness component in addition to traditional supports to people in need. We have great yoga teacher volunteers, but our mats are falling apart and we need a new batch for our enthusiastic students who are turning their lives around.
 Cassie Lewis, MSW, M.Ed - Tenant Services Coordinator
Cassie.Lewis@neighbor.org
  1501 Imperial Ave. San Diego 92101      Ph: 619.645.6731



Colorado

Fort Collins -
   
Crossroads Safehouse - Yoga classes for children at the shelter and also for women at their transitional housing.
    
Judy Cannon judymcannon@gmail.com 970-663-5852

Denver -
   
Children's Performance Workshop - Free community outreach project that offers free an 8 week Arts and Literacy workshop to children 5-12,which includes yoga and non-violence education , to at risk and vulnerable children in the community.
    
Celeste Ortega-Sunil    Childrensperformanceworkshop@gmail.com (303) 264-9596


Georgia

New Orleans -
      Faith Christian Academy - We are a small private school in a rural county in Georgia with a median income of $30,000. I would like to introduce a fitness class to our 5th-8th grade students. We do not have a gymnasium and kids must exercise outdoors or in the classroom. We could use some yoga mats! We have 30 students in grades 5-8.  Thank you!!
     Amy Grubb - robertamygrubb@gmail.com - 726 Hwy 24 South, Waynesboro, Ga 30830

Illinois

Chicago/Glenview -
   
Youth Services of Glenview/Northbrook - teach relaxation and breathing techniques as well as body awareness and control for our Weekend Socialization groups. These are kids age 6-11 who need socialization skills or are on the Autism/Asperger Spectrum.
    
Erilda Borici  - EBorici@youthservices-gn.org - 847-724-2620 Ext 49
3080 W. Lake Ave, Glenview, IL 60026, 


Louisiana

New Orleans -
   
New Orleans Women's Shelter - Yoga classes for Transitional Women and Children's shelter.
    
Shannin N. Moody shannin.moody@gmail.com Office: 504.442.1683, Cell Phone 504.952.6010
     New Orleans Women's Shelter, P.O. Box 3520,New Orleans, Louisiana, 70117

Michigan

Grand Rapids -

Anxiety Resource Center - Professionals from our community have led creative
workshops designed to help people find new ways to channel their anxious energy. Recently, we gave free
yoga classes and it was a great success! The center is endeavoring
to start new yoga classes in the near future but we are in need of yoga mats, bricks and straps.
please contact:
Suzette Andres, Execitove Director of Anxiety Resource Center, Inc., 312 Grandville, Grand Rapids, MI 49503.

Minnesota

Minneapolis -
     Project for Pride in Living - implement yoga program for youth in alternative public school program. PPL offers yoga classes to adult, youth and family program participants throughout the metro area.
     Julie Huck-1035 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55407 
    email:
julie.huck@ppl-inc.org


Mississippi

Tutwiler -
     T.C.C.F. Hindu Religious Services - this is a group of Hindi worshipers interested in expanding their religious service to all who are interested in rehabilitating themselves positively through the practice of yoga and meditation at their facility.  No drop offs accepted.
     T.C.C.F. Hindu Religious Services, Attn: Chaplain Watson, 415 U.S. Hwy 49 North
Tutwiler, MS 38963 
    email: aadata4u@gmail.com


New York

NYC/Brooklyn -
PS368K@293 - I am a Special Education teacher and we have recently implemented a yoga program for our students with Autism.   email: panacea25@gmail.com
    

NYC -
Green Apple Kids - I teach an after school enrichment
program in the Bronx. Our non-profit teaches children to take care of
their bodies and the world around them. We begin each session with
yoga and we would love to practice out in the sun, but we need mats to
do so. Email: alogan3@gmail.com


Buffalo -
School #54  -
I am the school Social Worker at The Dr. George E. Blackman School Of Excellence Buffalo Public School #54. Our school is an early childhood center pre-k through the 4th grade. Buffalo, New York is the SECOND POOREST CITY IN THE NATION. As of yesterday I have identified our 13th homeless student. 82% of our students receive a free or reduced lunch. I have started a Therapeutic and Preventative Yoga Program for our students. As the school Social Worker much of what I do is Trauma based. As a result of starting my Yoga Project our students ENTHUSIASTICALLY have learned grounding and calming techniques, experience calm, breath and body awareness, increase their focus, become empowered, and aware of their resilience, determination, strengths and working cooperatively and peacefully within a group. Additionally many of the children that have experienced trauma benefit from the "movement" and the physical release of the imprinted trauma, and body memories. It is my hope that we can get at least 30-40 yoga mats donated. Namaste.  

Mary Jo Gervase 
mgervase@roadrunner.com  (716) 816-3340 2358 Main street, Buffalo, New York 14214
    
Ohio

Cincinnati -
   
Warren County Educational Service Center - physical therapist working with school aged children
    
Anna Frank anna.frank@warrencountyesc.com

Pennsylvania

Lehigh Valley -
    Shanti project - teach ongoing yoga and meditation classes to boys and girls in juvenile detention and other community-based organizations that serve at-risk children and teens.
    Denise Veres  denise@shanthiproject.org   610.737.8006   http://www.shanthiproject.org/



Virginia

Arlington
  
Teach yoga to young Muslim women in Southern Siberia. Mats can be sent to Arlington, VA, and then they will  forward them to me in Kazakhstan.
Michelle Blau - Taldykorgan, Kazakhstan. blaumichelle@gmail.com


Waynesboro
reach out to schools and girl scout troops to teach them stress relief, exercise and strength & flexibility through yoga. (kids ages 3 through high school)
Erin Cuomo -  erin.cuomo@gmail.com


  
Washington

Camano Island -

   
Elger Bay Elementary school - Yoga as alternative to competitive sports for kids who need additional tools to cope with life's challenges. 
Jana Hill http://www.scribbleproof.com/  janahill@scribbleproof.com 360-312-4111

Washington DC
    
Washington DC

One Human Family Love Project  is seeking "Act of Kindness Recycle +Donate Your Mat for Kids Yoga -  arts-as-education, community garden and yoga project that creates social awareness, compassion, forgiveness, and social tolerance education through sacred movement, ecoliteracy, and the arts
    
Ria Sweetraw Takharu  uandiyoga@gmail.com 202-341-3095.