Here at DharmaSmart we recognize the Law of Relationship, as our Founder Lissa Coffey writes about frequently: “We are all connected, and we are here to help each other learn and grow. We don’t exist in this world independently. Everything we do affects others, and we need to consider others in all our actions”.

With that in our thoughts, we are listing below areas where we at DharmaSmart have chosen to support and give back to the community in the hope that, by helping those less able to cope, we are helping the whole community.

We encourage our customers to also lend their support to these ventures. You are welcome to use our Contact Us form and let us know about some organization or activity you feel may meet our criteria for support.

DharmaSmart supported and recommended Charities.
A Non-profit organization, Yoga Gives Back has a mission to mobilize the global yoga community to empower women in India to build sustainable livelihoods. DharmaSmart supports YogaGivesBack.

Big Brothers Big Sisters.
Big Brothers Big Sisters changes the lives of children facing adversity for the better, forever. For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 6 through 18, in communities across the country. Our Founder, Lissa Coffey is on the Board of Directors of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ventura County. You can find the BBBS of Ventura County facebook page here.

Coast & Canyon Wildlife Rehabilitation.
Coast & Canyon rescues and rehabilitates orphaned and injured squirrels and other wildlife. Babies from newborn to around 8 to 9 weeks of age are hand fed and cared for around the clock at the Coast & Canyon Malibu center. We are one of several satellite sites working with Coast & Canyon and take some babies after the hand feeding is complete and they are ready to live in an outdoor cage. The time outdoors is a transition time to learn skills like climbing in preparation for their eventual release back into the wild near where they were rescued, at around 14 weeks of age.

What to do if you find a baby squirrel.