More than one way to donate…
And recently, we’ve been embracing a new type of charity, one that is being coined as ‘The Cause Economy’, and it has prompted us to engage with and embark on different kinds of philanthropic ventures.
The Cause Economy is being driven by bright-eyed millennials with two passions: their trade, and helping the less fortunate –traits each Karma Member possesses in bounds. By coupling those two traits, young professionals across all incomes levels have developed and spring-boarded the ‘creative currency’ trend, a key part of The Cause Economy in which personal talents are donated instead of paper checks.
Karma is bursting at the seams with passionate and talented philanthropists and over the past year, we have embarked on more than a few unique charitable ventures. As an organization, we have raised and donated over $500,000 in cash and support to organizations that positively affect both individuals and the community around them. But as the times change, philanthropy must also adapt, and our Members have been embracing these trends to the fullest extent – offering venue space to those hosting charity events, restaurant owners donating food, and more – each making a difference without reaching into their pockets. Here are some more examples on how Karma International and our Members are helping the community in new ways:
- This past December, Karma Members travelled to Mexico to spend a day enriching the lives and minds of under-privileged children in the Hacienda orphanage. Our day of board games and sports arguably provided more happiness than a faceless check.
- Each year we combine our love of luxury and selflessness by participating in the Cruise 4 Kids Sports & Exotic Car Rally. We offer our vehicles, round up sponsorships, and donate all the proceeds to the beneficiary, the Boys and Girls Clubs of San Dieguito.
- To help alleviate the astounding number of children who go without a proper winter holiday, yearly toy drives are run in conjunction with our Karma holiday parties. Hundreds of smiles have been delivered on Christmas morning and throughout the Chanukah holiday as a result of these efforts.
For more insight into The Cause Economy, check out this feature on The Huffington Post by Courtney Spence.
To help us accrue even more good karma, inquire about a yearly membership today. If you’re already an active Member, be sure to stay in-the-know about upcoming charitable events via our events calendar and of course, stay up-to-date by becoming a fan of our Facebook page and following us on Twitter.