We could not agree with this Martin Luther King Jr. quote more.
What do we do for others? Well, the spirit of Elephant Heart is to open our hearts and make a positive difference in the world. One of the projects we are most proud of is our ongoing support of 32nd Street School in Los Angeles.
We give 100% of the proceeds from the sale of our Elephant Heart Greeting Cards, featuring original artwork by 32nd Street Students, to the School to promote Arts Education and purchase art supplies. We have two beautiful sets, each containing 10 assorted cards ($20). Our generous customers have enabled us to give the school over $2400 thus far.
We are always interested in learning about other charities and worthy organizations to help support. Let us know about what groups and causes are important to you, so we can all work together to make a difference and continue to fulfill Martin Luther King’s profound words - what are you doing for others?
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Clothed In Our Good Deeds…
Over these last days since the horrible tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, we’ve been contemplating how we could reach out and offer some small comfort to the Community and in particular, to those families in such excruciating pain who’ve lost their beautiful children and loved ones.
We’ve been thinking about dear friends who lost their 15 month old son in a drowning accident a number of years ago. After his death, their young daughter - in the way only a child can - asked a very compelling and thought provoking question. She wanted to know how they would recognize her brother when they saw him again one day in Heaven. Would he look the same? Would he still be a baby? Would he be all grown up? Out of the mouths of babes. Our friends turned to their Rabbi for guidance.
He shared something very meaningful from the Jewish texts. He said we will know those we’ve loved and lost when we meet again because they will be clothed in the good deeds and acts of kindness that we do in their honor - in their memory.
Over the years, we’ve passed this concept on to many others who’ve experienced loss and they have found great comfort in it.
That is our deepest wish for the Sandy Hook families - that this message will bring them some small measure of strength, hope and healing during these very dark and difficult days.
In loving memory of all those innocent lives lost on Friday, and in honor of their families and all those impacted by this unspeakable act - each of us can perform acts of kindness and good deeds in our own communities.
We can all do something to make a meaningful difference, to reach out and help others in our own special and unique way. If we all do our small part and work together, the sum of those parts, all those acts of goodness can add up to something pretty spectacular.
By doing this, we will reaffirm in no uncertain terms that goodness will prevail, that evil will not win! Mother Teresa said, “we can do no great things, only small things with great love.”
We send you our love, our prayers, our heartfelt support and hope that this poem will touch your hearts and give you some solace and peace.
We are in shock over the school shooting in Connecticut. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the families affected by this tragedy. There are no words…..