An Opportunity to Educate the Heart

Will you help educate the heart of a child today?

Recently I sent you a note about educating the hearts of children. I hope you received it.

As I said in my letter, you and I have an amazing opportunity today: to prepare children to cope with the world by educating their hearts.

And that’s why your gift to support our work to help children is both so important and so meaningful.

Will you make a gift today to support programs that help children learn to be more compassionate?

You will give children what they need to stand up against bullying and their other daily struggles.

And you will help them to learn compassion.

I’m sure you agree that a child who learns acceptance, cooperation and kindness is a better person, and a better citizen.

Your gift supports programs that give parents the skills to nurture the social and emotional development of kids. You’ll help us to work with teachers and school administrators to have a positive impact on the hearts and minds of children. And with community volunteers like coaches and neighbours.

Your gift supports innovative programs that are designed to surround children with opportunities to cultivate emotional intelligence – delivered in-person and online to reach as many people as possible.

So, I urge you to make a gift today to support this work. You’ll make a lasting investment in a child's future. And indeed the future of our world.

Whether your gift is $35, $50, $100 or more, your gift will surround children with opportunities that grow compassion, caring and kindness in their hearts.

And when you decide to help, please consider becoming a special monthly donor. For $20 a month, you can help the Dalai Lama Center ensure that children receive opportunities to educate their hearts in schools, in afterschool programs and at home.

If you have already made a gift, thank you. If not, I hope I can count on your support today. You’ll make a difference for children and help create a world where people truly care about one another. You will open hearts,

Thank you.

Brenda Eaton
Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education
Chair of the Board of Trustees

Your monthly gift of $20 will be acknowledged with a copy of the Dalai Lama's new book, The Wisdom of Compassion, co-authored with Victor Chan.

For a gift of $35 a month, you will also receive The Wisdom of Forgiveness.

Five Ways You Can Help Educate the Hearts of Children:

  • Be a great role model who is secure and calm, peaceful, attentive and engaged, compassionate and kind.
  • Provide a caring, safe environment at home, in school and in the community.
  • Foster warm, caring and respectful relationships with children.
  • Help children to learn communication skills and strategies to manage strong emotions, emotional literacy and relationship skills.
  • Remember that every interaction can influence a child's social and emotional development.
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