Seva - Compassion in Action
Your Compassion Can Change The World
Your Compassion Can Change The World
Your Compassion Can Change The World
Your Compassion Can Change The World
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"Seva's efforts create hope and happiness worldwide for so many people in difficult conditions. I've always been amazed and cheered by their good works and I've been very happy to help them in their fundraising efforts."

Bruce Hornsby
Singer / Songwriter

Seva Foundation

“We've always admired Seva's focus on serving indigenous people in the U.S. and around the world. Seva knows how to work with communities in ways that truly benefit those in need. We are honored to be involved with their mission and look forward to contributing to their efforts for years to come."

Tea Leaf Green
Musicians

Seva Foundation

“I congratulate Seva Foundation for the magnificent work they continue to do."

Odetta
Legendary Folk Singer

Seva Foundation

“Seva has given so much help to so many thousands of people for so many years — such a wonderful example of love in action.”

Bonnie Raitt
Singer / Songwriter

Seva Foundation

"For 30 years Seva has made an extraordinary contribution to the world — not only through their international programs, but here in some of the most impoverished communities in North America, on Native American reservations. Thank you Seva."

Jackson Browne
Singer / Songwriter

Seva Foundation

"Seva takes the impulse towards generosity and turns it into compassionate action that helps people in real need. I honor my friends and relations by giving to Seva in their name — the entire world benefits. I hope you'll join me."

Peter Coyote
Actor / Writer

Seva Foundation

"Compassion and caring for people in need - that's simply a moral necessity. But it's not always easy to do. Seva makes it easy. They know how to put your donations to work in ways that truly benefit people."

Joan Baez
Singer / Humanitarian Activist

Seva Foundation

"When we met the folks at Seva, we knew we were among kindred spirits, joining to bring people together in service to others. Whether preventing blindness in Nepal, assisting native peoples in Guatemala and Mexico, or helping our own Native Americans, Seva has been there to help alleviate suffering and improve people's lives. Long may they rock!"

Phil Lesh
The Grateful Dead

Ama's Story
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Two out of three people who are blind are women and girls. Your compassion restored Ama's eyesight, and is helping to increase access to eye care for women around the globe.

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A Seva Story
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This micro-documentary explains the origins of Seva and our work to prevent and cure blindness around the world.

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Let There Be Sight
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Witness a Seva Eye Camp in the Himalayas of Nepal. In Let There Be Sight, Seva donor Turk Pipkin chronicles his journey with a Seva medical team to a remote surgical eye camp in Nepal's Himalayas where hundreds of people had their vision restored. Special thanks to musician and long-time Seva supporter Jackson Browne for use of his song "Doctor My Eyes."

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What Does Seva Mean...
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We asked Dr. Chundak Tenzing, Seva's Sight Program Director: "What does 'Seva' Mean to you?

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Sight in Cambodia
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Many Cambodia children do not have access to eye care services. Seva trains Cambodian doctors and provides infastruction so that Cambodia can provide care to it's own citizens. Last year, over 70,000 children in Cambodia received eye examinations as a result of Seva's work. 1/2 of children who go blind in developing countries will die within the first year. By preventing and treating blindness, Seva provides opportunities for life to children around the world.

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For a Chance to See
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Dhana lives in one of the most isolated, impoverished villages on the planet, Bajura, Nepal, a stunning but unforgiving landscape he has not seen for five years. Dhana Kadka is blind due to cataracts. Despite this, he walked 10km through the rocky terrain of far west Nepal by feel and memory. Kadhka learned that a group of Seva-supported eye doctors were coming for a special visit. So he made the perilous journey on foot for the chance to see.

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DONOR SPOTLIGHT - LaUna Huffines

LaUna.jpgLaUna Huffines is mother of four, grandmother to 15, an internationally recognized lecturer on spirituality and healing, and author of four books, including her best seller Healing with Light (translated into 8 languages). This amazing octogenarian is also a committed Seva supporter and promoter.

"Seva's work is just so practical," LaUna told Seva during a recent conversation. She looked at several organizations and was excited that with Seva, for as little as $50 or $100, "you could do something real." There aren't very many ways that you can change a person's life for so little.

In 2005, LaUna began giving Seva's Gifts of Service to her grandchildren. "Every year around Christmas I asked myself what could I give to my family that they needed? The truth was, they didn't need anything. Too many gifts end up in the back of a closet or in the garage." Instead, she started the holiday tradition of giving gifts of "sight" from the catalog she receives from Seva in the mail each year.

"My grandchildren now just expect to get a gift of 'sight' from me and they really do look forward to it. I am not just imagining that!"

Seva's Gifts of Service makes great Mother's Day gifts too. One year on Mother's Day LaUna decided the best way to honor her four daughters-in-law was to provide sight for mothers in Tibet, Nepal and Guatemala through Seva.

LaUna is also one of Seva's great promoters. During a recent 'Tour of Gratitude visit to Texas, LaUna invited Seva Executive Director Jack Blanks, Board member Gary Hahn and Development Director Julie Nestingen, to dinner at a nearby restaurant to meet her family and friends. LaUna asked the trio to share stories about Seva. The attentive group listened and asked many thoughtful questions. By the end of the evening Seva had 10 new members in the "Seva family" and donations enough for 40 people to receive cataract surgery!

Promoting the value of "service" comes naturally to LaUna, the founder and president of Path of Light Studies, a metaphysical organization focused on spiritual alignment. Along with her sister Jean St Martin, they are busy giving workshops and lectures on healing and working for the betterment of humanity. For more information on LaUna's work, visit her website www.pathoflight.com.

Join LaUna in giving Gifts of Service this Mother's Day >

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