Create A Better World
Do you sometimes wish you could do more to make the world a better place? You can.
The Create a Better World (CBW) team creates opportunities for people like you who want to build community and make a difference in the lives of others. By guiding and supporting people to take action in the world, we are channels of God’s Love, Grace and Power as we help transform ideas into reality through mindful service.
Through CBW, we have contributed to projects and organizations such as St Francis House, local Food Banks, Rebuilding Together, Habitat for Humanity, and the Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI)—to name a few.
How to Get Involved:
If you are searching for a way to volunteer your time and energy, we can match you to your specific interest or help you organize and lead your own effort. Contact Cathy Lindsay.
Get Out The Vote 2020
“For this Nation to remain true to its principles, we cannot allow any American’s vote to be denied, diluted, or defiled. The right to vote is the crown jewel of American liberties, and we will not see its luster diminished.” –Ronald Reagan, 40th President of the United States
(Though the CBW team members leading this effort vote and focus their efforts more toward Democrat agendas, PLEASE NOTE: Center for Spiritual Living – Seattle is a Non-Profit organization, and supports all citizens’ right and duty to vote, it does NOT promote one candidate or party over another.)
Have you been wondering how to get involved with national efforts to support voter’s registration, and encouraging your fellow citizens to vote? Several CSL members have been writing letters and postcards as part of national efforts to assist folks who have been de-registered to check their status and get registered again. There are also projects writing letters to personally encourage voting targeted in areas where turnout has been down.
While election day is Nov 3, 2020. Voter registration deadlines are as early as Oct 5 in some states. Due to covid-19, it is estimated that approximately 2 million voter registrations are not happening each month across the country due to DMVs being closed down and other in-person registration options being put on hold.
Here are two ways to get involved:
- The Big Send with VoteFwd.org is a national letter-writing effort. You can choose lists of addresses to adopt which are grouped by area/agenda. For instance, some are partisan, others not.
- Email Diann Durbin to join a grassroots postcard writing effort in partnership with local NAACP chapters in counties where large numbers of previously registered voter names no longer appear in their local voter registries after recent legislation was enacted.
- If you are already a registered voter, thank you! You can double check your voter registration at your state’s voter registration tool online. You can find it at: https://www.nonprofitvote.org/voting-in-your-state/
- Additional tools for registering, checking registration, requesting absentee ballots, etc.:
www.vote.org and www.rockthevote.org
Email Diann Durbin with questions on how to support Create a Better World’s Get Out The Vote effort or to let her know that you are participating in letter writing. It will be great to let our community know how many letter’s are going out to support this important civic duty.
Volunteer and be of Sacred Service
Serving others is one of our core principles at CSL. In fact, we believe that service is a spiritual practice. It not only lets you share your gifts and talents, but it also gives you a way to make a difference in the world. Not sure how to proceed in serving others? We will connect you with a team that includes staff and volunteers who work together in the spirit of service.
Throughout our community and our programs, you can find many ways to lend a hand to ensure that our center and community operate efficiently and effectively. From very visible leadership roles to a more quiet, behind-the-scenes tasks, you’ll find volunteer service opportunities that allow you to meet others, deepen your connection to the community, and contribute to the greater good.
Inspire with Youth Programs
Want to Help Ignite the Light in Youth?
We always welcome new Adult Program Leaders, Teachers, Advisers, Class Helpers, Guest Artists, Childcare Staff, and Licensed Prayer Practitioners to support our Youth Programs.
It takes a village to support our children in revealing their inner greatness. Volunteering with Ignite Youth Programs includes training, coaching and prayer support.
Apply to serve on the Inspire Team!
Begin the process by authorizing a background check and by contacting Janell Shiers, Youth & Family Program Director. We hold your information in strict confidence. We will contact you about additional “Steps to Service”, including online and on-site training opportunities. We offer varied opportunities to support you in developing your leadership, give your gifts, and help inspire our beloved youth.
Background check Authorization:
Fight Against Hunger
Join in some friendly competition among Centers for Spiritual Living and other faith communities around the country as we team up to BEAT HUNGER!
This fun and friendly competition benefits our neighbors in need. Starting in mid-January and ending on Super Bowl Sunday, the competition is designed to see who can collect the most donations of canned soup and stew.