At SoVital we recognize that giving back is good for the soul. It makes us feel happy, is proven to be beneficial to our mental and physical health, and promotes a deep sense of social connection. We also believe that giving evokes a sense of gratitude that is essential to living a happy and fulfilled life. We feel passionate about our relationship to the community. The SoVital community, the broader community and most importantly, to those in need. Each season we will be rolling out fundraising programs for the four following organizations. Each organization is extraordinary and we are honored to partner with them in their pursuit of excellence in their field.
“At the end of the day it’s not about what you have or even what you have accomplished. It’s about who you’ve lifted up, who you’ve made better. It’s about what you’ve given back.” Denzel Washington
is an organization created to help raise the next generation of Ghana to be as successful as possible. Within the first 10 years of operating they are striving to have completed building housing units for all of their partnered homes and schools that offer boarding. In addition they would like each of our partnered institutions to have functioning sustainable nutrition programs. This means every child being served will receive three square meals a day that meet appropriate nutrition requirements for optimal development. The Volta Children’s Foundation also envisions in its first years that all of the children they support will have medical insurance and will receive proper and quality medical care when they need.
The Volta Children’s Foundation’s long term goals include providing secondary education for all of the children they support. Secondary education in Ghana is expensive and with all of of the foundation’s children coming from the poorest communities in Ghana, this is something that will take time. Secondary education will allow these children the opportunity to build a career for themselves beyond farming or sewing-low income jobs that are common in Ghana, but don’t provide opportunity for much growth. With the addition of secondary education, these children will grow into adults who will be making more sustainable income, which in turn will allow them to provide for their own families and will contribute to the abolition of child laboring and poverty in Ghana.
American Cancer Society (ACS) is a nationwide voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer.
Its activities include providing grants to researchers, including funding 47 Nobel Laureate researchers, discovering the link between environement and cancer, and serving one million callers every year through its National Cancer Information Center. More than two million people volunteer with the ACS which has over 3,400 local offices.
SoVital’s very own yoga instructor, Lauren Lopez, is our ACS ambassador, public speaker, patient advocate and volunteer, and is herself a stage 4 cancer survivor. Look for our first fundraiser this September 2019!
Littleton Community Farm’s mission is to reduce food insecurity in our area, provide farm-based education, become a model for responsible land and soil stewardship, and be a place for community connection. We aim to inspire through hands-on exposure to agriculture and growing for our entire community.
Our very own, Matt Kotfila, (kid’s yoga instructor and just all around great guy), is the Farmer at Littleton Community Farms. Look for our annual outdoor-at-the-farm yoga/dance fundraiser this September 2019 for an opportunity to give back to this great organization!
The mission of Toys for Tots is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December of each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.
Toys for Tots delivers through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, and patriotic citizens.
Look for SoVital’s Toys for Tots donation bin at the end of October each year.