M.A.Center, Washington DC

ETW Kemp Mill Project

Aum Amriteshwaryai Namah

We would like to introduce you to the students of Kemp Mill Elementary School.  They are from low income families, often recently immigrated to this country. For these reasons, many of the boys and girls are not properly prepared for winter weather.

For children waiting outside in the cold weather for the school bus, winter is about dressing properly.  Kemp Mill Elementary School is working with local organizations to ensure all of their children are well prepared for winter. They have requested the following new or clean, almost new items from Embracing the World.

Coats for boys and girls, sizes S/M, M/L, and L/XL
Sweatpants for boys and girl, sizes S/M, M/L, and L/XL
Leggings for boys and girls, sizes S/M, M/L, and L/XL

The students range in age from four to ten years old (pre-kindergarten to fifth grade).

The sizes are children's S/M, M/L, and L/XL. The leggings are nice for layering.

Kemp Mill Elementary School is a Title I school (Title I is a federal grant program for schools that serve communities with students who have high economic needs.), so it has expanded educational and health resources.  However, a gap exists for ensuring children are properly prepared for the winter weather.  The school comprises around 490 students - a population which is "wonderfully diverse racially, ethnically, culturally and linguistically".

If you would like to help with this project, kindly take your donation to the bin labeled “Kemp Mill Elementary School Project” at the gate of MA Center DC:

MA Center Washington DC gate
9109 Harrington Drive
Potomac, Maryland 20854

You can drop off the children's coats, sweatpants, and leggings in the bin at the gate any time between now and the end of winter, March 20 2022.

If you have additional questions, please contact Praseetaa.

Thank you for helping these precious children.

"Children, it is our duty towards God to be compassionate and loving towards the poor and needy. When somebody is suffering, we should sympathize and take pity on him. But that alone is not enough; we should be ready to help him because God is everywhere, in  everything. When we develop compassion and love for ailing people, His grace will spontaneously flow into us." - Amma (Awaken Children, Volume 2, page 24)

In Amma's service,
Embracing the World
MA Center Washington DC