On Thursday, December 10th, 2009, The I AM Foundation shipped over 550 books and products as gifts to serve the temporarily court challenged youth of Los Angeles. This is a follow up to our previous blog story about The Los Angeles Public Defender’s Office asking The I AM Foundation for support of their Christmas and Holiday Event for the teenagers currently learning life lessons in their system. With the help of our long term partners, PuddleDancer Press, the publisher of Nonviolent Communication Books, and, Lori and Rick Lite of Stress Free Kids as well as all of our 2009 Points of Light Donors, we were able to donate about $10,000.00 worth of product for the support of these teens.
Dr. Marilyn Powers, Co-Founder of The I AM Foundation said of this donation: “If one life is turned around because of these donations, then our efforts will have been worth it.”
The donation included 500 copies of Peaceful Living by Mary Mackenzie, a daily meditation guide based on Nonviolent Communication. Thank you to Meiji Stewart and Neill Gibson of PuddleDancer Press, the publisher of Nonviolent Communication Books for making this donation possible. Since 2004, PuddleDancer Press has gifted over 50,000 Nonviolent Communication books to The I AM Foundation’s Programs.
There were also I Am! Affirmation Books for the youngest kids in the juvenile program and CD’s which reduced the stress levels in kids donated by Lori and Rick Lite of Stress Free Kids. Lori and Rick Lite have been generous supporters of The I AM Foundation’s programs for years.
The I AM Foundation would also like to thank all of our 2009 Points of Light Donors whom without their support our program would not be able to make a difference in the lives of so many young adults and children around the world.