Supporting the Dalai Lama and the People of Tibet

Nadia Cavner is a highly charitable individual who currently serves as president of the Nadia Cavner Group in Springfield, Missouri. Her charity work has ranged from volunteering at local soup kitchens to supporting the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan Settlement Revitalization Program.

The Dalai Lama is tasked with three primary goals as the spiritual and political leader of the Tibetan people. The Dalai Lama promotes positive human values, including compassion, tolerance, and self-discipline and, as a religious figure, preaches harmony among all of the world’s major religions. As a Tibetan citizen and political leader, the Dalai Lama works toward preserving the country’s peaceful Buddhist culture and independence.

At present, the people of Tibet struggle to preserve their culture, cannot freely practice their religion, and have no personal or political freedom as part of the People’s Republic of China. The Chinese have made Tibetans second-class citizens in their own country and have caused high rates of poverty and unemployment among native Tibetans. In addition, anyone found to support the Dalai Lama and his teachings face imprisonment and torture.

Concerned individuals can visit http://www.SaveTibet.org, the website of the International Campaign for Tibet and the Tibetan Settlement Revitalization Program. The website offers a variety of opportunities to become involved in the cause, ranging from monetary contributions to local political events.

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How to Support Your Charity without Donating Money

Nadia Cavner serves as the president of the Nadia Cavner Group and has managed assets up to $500 million. Philanthropic endeavors Nadia Cavner pursues outside of work range from working in soup kitchens to advocating for breast cancer awareness.

Supporting a charitable cause is a great way to give back to the local or international community. Unfortunately, some people cannot afford to make charitable donations or else feel that a simple monetary pledge is not a significant enough gesture. There are multiple ways one can contribute to a cause without making a financial commitment, beginning, of course, with volunteer work; many charities are in need of extra hands, whether it is a long-term commitment or just for a weekend.

There are also several types of causes that require more than money to operate. For example, an individual can donate blood. Most healthy people between 17 and 65 can donate, which generally requires no more than 10 minutes. Similarly, bone marrow, which is usually in higher demand than blood, can be donated. Individuals can also volunteer to raise puppies from 6 weeks to about 1 year of age to be seeing eye dogs. Finally, voting can be a great way to support a charity; some parent organizations support charities when their members attend meetings and vote on important causes. Moreover, voting in local and national elections can dictate funding for various charity groups.

Children’s Services at The Kitchen, Inc.

In addition to her work as president of the Nadia Cavner Group, Nadia Cavner contributes to various charitable organizations, including The Kitchen Inc., where she serves as a board member.

Springfield, Missouri’s The Kitchen can trace its roots back to 1983 when Sister Lorraine of St. Agnes established a soup kitchen out of the St. Agnes Grade School cafeteria. Today, The Kitchen offers a number of services and programs beyond those of a typical soup kitchen.

In response to the recent trend of families with children finding themselves homeless, The Kitchen currently houses up to 100 children in its emergency shelter facility, the Missouri Hotel. In addition, the organization’s staff works diligently with various agencies to help meet the needs of homeless families. The Kitchen has also enhanced its own facilities, particularly its Family Nurturing Center, which now offers services for infants, toddlers, and school-age children.