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Kabbalah Centre Announces Thanksgiving Partnership with People Helping People and Nuevos Horizon
Posted In: Kabbalah Centre Charitable Causes, Kabbalah Centre International Posted On: November 13, 2012

Organizations to Provide 700 Thanksgiving Meals in Downtown Los Angeles to Homeless and Underprivileged Families

Los Angeles, CA – The Kabbalah Centre announced a partnership today with People Helping People and Nuevos Horizon to provide 700 Thanksgiving meals to homeless and underprivileged families in downtown Los Angeles this holiday season. The Centre also announced the launch of a clothing drive to collect clothing for men, women and children who will attend the Thanksgiving meal. Over 100 volunteers from the Centre will be on hand on November 22 where in addition to the meal, there will be face painting, balloons, music and treats for children in attendance.

“The Kabbalah Centre is a diverse community, just like the city of Los Angeles,” said Rachel Strickland, Manager of The Kabbalah Centre Charitable Causes. We welcome people of all faiths and one of the most important kabbalistic teachings we study is giving back and sharing with the broader community. We are honored to partner with People Helping People and Buenos Horizon this Thanksgiving to provide holiday meals to homeless and underprivileged families in downtown Los Angeles. This is the kind of spirit our members display year-around and we are delighted to be able to share Thanksgiving with the broader Los Angeles community.”

The Kabbalah Centre is a diverse, multi-faith community that provides students with spiritual tools based on kabbalistic principles that they can study and then apply as they see fit to make better decisions that not only benefit themselves but at the same time help make the world better. The learning and application of the tools is what can create the positive difference in each student’s life journey and they are able to connect with other like-minded students at the Centre. In the spirit of Kabbalistic principles that emphasize participating in actions that benefit the greater community, the Centre provides a volunteer program so that students can participate in charitable initiatives. Every year, hundreds of student volunteers organize projects such as feeding the homeless, cleaning beaches and visiting hospital patients.

“Holidays are all about communities coming together, and that is exactly what the Kabbalah Centre is doing for hundreds of underprivileged Los Angeles families,” said Harrison Soberanis, founder of People Helping People. “We are grateful for this partnership with the Kabbalah Centre and are looking forward to making this Thanksgiving a special one for Angelenos who are struggling right now.”

People Helping People opened its doors in 1990 in an effort to improve the lives of the neediest communities in South Los Angeles. Starting as a small group of volunteers with the belief that the needs of the community require immediate attention, People Helping People now serves over 4,000 homeless annually. The organization works daily to improve the quality of life for the poor and needy by empowering them with the tools and basic resources necessary to break away from poverty.

Nuevos Horizon is a local non-denominational church that provides charitable services to the homeless and impoverished people of South Los Angeles. Pastor Eddie Ventura of Nuevos Horizon added, “We’ve seen the number of people living in poverty increase drastically due to the great recession and they come from all backgrounds. We are extremely appreciative of the Kabbalah Centre for partnering with us to provide hundreds of people with a place to come together, eat and celebrate Thanksgiving – something none of them would have an opportunity to do otherwise.”

The Thanksgiving festivities take place on November 22 from 11am-2pm at Nuevos Horizon, located at 3933 S. Broadway in Los Angeles.

About Kabbalah Centre International

The Kabbalah Centre is a non-profit organization that makes the principles of Kabbalah understandable and relevant to everyday life. Kabbalah Centre teachers provide students with spiritual tools based on kabbalistic principles that students can then apply as they see fit to improve their own lives and by doing so, make the world better. The Centre was founded in 1922 and now spans the globe with brick-and-mortar locations in more than 40 cities as well as an extensive online presence. To learn more, visit www.kabbalah.com.

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