A friend and I had a discussion after class today about the crisis in Tibet and she requested info on how to help. This organization provides assistance to Tibetans, including children who are forced to make a dangerous crossing from Tibet through the high mountain passes of the Himalayas to Nepal, where they then seek refuge in India. I've always prayed for peace and "felt" bad about this situation, but I didn't really take enough action. I received a letter from this organization after I purchased tickets to see the Dalai Lama. They requested any size of donation and gave two cards that were illustrated by children who were forced to leave their homes and families. It really hit hard. I just sat and cried, my heart (that of a mother) broke as I thought of the hardship that these children endured. We always focus on the politics of a situation but never the ones who suffer. Live a life full of generosity and thankfulness.
http://www.savetibet.org/ or International Campaign for Tibet
P.O. Box 910
Oxon Hill, MD 20750-0910
Donations are tax deductible