In the continuing practice of loving kindness, we volunteer our time and effort to assist many organizations around the Grand Rapids area. Not only is this a great opportunity to give back to our community, it is also an excellent way to get to know our fellow Sangha members as we work together.

Check our Calendar for upcoming service and volunteer activities!

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We partnered with the following organizations:

Monthly Donation Collection

We collect donations each month for AYA Youth Collective and The Red Project. Any donation is appreciated.

Donations collected for The Red Project on odd months.
They need the following items:
Feminine hygiene products
Easy prep meals
Mac and cheese
Canned foods

Donations collected for AYA Youth Collective on even months.
They need the following items:
Granola bars
Laundry detergent
Dish detergent
Hair ties


Gilda’s Club of Grand Rapids provides free emotional healthcare to children, adults, families, and friends on any kind of cancer journey or those grieving the death of someone in their life due to any cause.

Prepare and serve a meal for those attending services offered by Gilda’s Club every other month. Visit their website at gildasclubgr.org.

AYA Youth Collective (formerly HQ) is a drop-in center for youth ages 14-24 in housing crisis—youth who don’t have a safe place to call home, are couch surfing, sleeping outside, or just need a safe place to connect with caring adults.

Clean, organize donations, make buttons, and prepare sack lunches. Visit their website at ayayouth.org.

Kids Food Basket provides a simple evening meal to children living at or near the poverty level.

Prepare sack lunches, assemble trail mix snack bags, and decorate lunch bags. Visit their website at kidsfoodbasket.org.

Urban Roots is a community farm and education center located in southeast Grand Rapids—a place where people come together side by side and grow.

Weed, compost, building, etc. on a community farm. Visit their website at urbanrootsgr.org.

Grand Rapids Buddhist Temple

Consider the contribution you can make using your talents and skills in ways that impact our temple and our community while building relationships and developing professionally.