Marici Fellowship Winter Sharing Event
On February 2nd 2019 the Marici Fellowship in Seattle held the second Day of Caring By Sharing event. Led by His Eminence Sakya Khondung Avikrita Rinpoche and attended by His Eminence Sakya Khundung Abhaya Rinpoche and Her Eminence Jamyang Dagmo Kusho Sakya, the event brought support and comfort to hundreds of people on the streets of Seattle.
More than 60 volunteers were on hand to join in the compassionate activities, which included filling 700 bags with winter essentials like knit hats and warm socks, preparing 500 warm and nutritious meals, and collecting hundreds of pounds of food for donation to local food banks. Volunteers accompanied H.E. Avikrita Rinpoche and H.E. Abhaya Rinpoche throughout town, handing out the bags and lunches to the poor and underhoused throughout the city. Various shelters and facilities also received the winter care packages, which came just in time before a rare winter storm hit the region.
This event marked the one-year anniversary of the founding of the Marici Fellowship, which made the success of our effort all the more rewarding.
Thank you to all the volunteers and sponsors who made this event so special!