DANA is a term in Buddhism meaning either "generosity" or "giving."
It is considered one of the Six Perfections.
Whether you are Buddhist, Christian, Muslim or something else, most
religions reach out and try to meet the needs of those who are
hurting. We attempt to pull different faiths together to help
families without proper nutrition or clothing, especially those who
fall through the cracks of government assistance programs.
We welcome the help and fellowship of other religious or secular
groups in reaching out to aid the homeless, the nearly homeless and
those suffering for a multitude of reasons. Some areas of need
· Food pantries, which need to be restocked on a continuing basis.
· Family members without money for gas. EMAA doesn't always have
money for all that need help.
Dana does not mean only giving money, although it means that as
well. Dana can be the giving of time, energy, service and thoughts.
Please consider helping those who desperately need it by
participating in one of these ways:
· Monetary donations to area groups
· Giving an arts and crafts show with proceeds going to a local food
· Giving blood at the next blood drive
· Sitting with the elderly or those in hospice care
· Organizing a childcare cooperative so that parents can save
childcare costs when they are job hunting.
· Giving a gas card or Wal-Mart card to someone you know needs it.
· Paying for someone's meal when they don't expect it.
~ Peaceful Cove Sangha