The Purple Lotus cares as much about its community as it does its patients. This is why we strive every day to help those in need inside and out the patient center. 100% off all charitable donations are donated towards helping local families and communities!
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes
Domestic violence should not happen to anybody. Ever. Period. Yet, on average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men (NCADV, 2017).
This statistic is not only alarming to us as a collective, but also a nation. This is why Purple Lotus Patient Center of San Jose is teaming up with Walk A Mile In Her Shoes to increase awareness and shed light on how this nation-wide problem can be dealt with head on.
On June 21, the staff and patients of Purple Lotus Patient Center will be joining the effort to fight back and bring an end to domestic violence. The walk will include over 1,000 men walking in heels, one for every survivor of sexual assault YWCA will help this year alone.
Refugee Foster Care
Every year, thousands of children and youths around the world are separated from their families because of war, persecution, and trafficking. On behalf of the Catholic Charities, PLPC will be accepting donations for the Refugee Foster Care Program, the only program in Northern California that places unaccompanied refugee minors into long-term foster care homes all over the Bay Area.
If you would like to become a foster parent please visit: http://www.catholiccharitiesscc.org/refugee-foster-care for more information.
Paws With A Cause
Purple Lotus Patient Center will be matching all donations for the month of February dollar for dollar to the training and placing of seizure response dogs. PAWS Seizure Response Dogs are custom trained to assist people who have epilepsy or other seizure disorders with both life saving tasks and emotional comfort. Paws With a Cause enhances the independence and quality of life for people with disabillities nationally and has provided services in 30 states, placing more than 2,500 Assistance Dogs throughout the country.
Purple Lotus Family
A long time patient and friend of the Purple Lotus recently had all of his possessions stolen, including his bicycle and only form of transportation. The Purple Lotus took immediate action upon hearing this news and supplied him with not only a brand new bike, but enough love to fill the entire Bay Area. We plan to continue supporting our community and extend the Lotus Lifestyle to all parts of the Bay Area.
Food For The Homeless
With the rampant rise of homeless men & women in San Jose, Purple Lotus took the initiative to hit the streets and served over 100 lunch's and supplies throughout the community. Lunch's included Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Fruit, Water & Snack's. We hope to continue our fight against homelessness and improve the quality of living for our entire community.
1st Annual Coat Drive
All citizens of San Jose hold a special place in the hearts of Purple Lotus and its patients. To start 2017, we decided to warm up not only the bodies of San Jose's homeless with coats, but also their hearts with care packages and food to help fight off Winter. Over 100 coats were donated within the first week of January and more are on the way!
S.F. Aids Walk 2016
In an effort to fight against HIV/AIDS, the Purple Lotus joined forces with Team Cannabis at the 2016 S.F. Aids Walk to help raise over $14,000! The six mile walk included musical performances, DJ's, dance routines, and thousands of participants in one of the largest walks to date. The Purple Lotus pledges to continue its support for the S.F. Aids Walk in its effort to reduce the rate of HIV in S.F. to 0%!
San Francisco Pride 2016
With the largest attack on U.S. soil still settling, tens of thousands gathered to not only commemorate the lives lost, but also to celebrate how far we have come. At the 2016 S.F. Pride Parade, The Purple Lotus was able to experience a monumental showcase of love and support for the LGBT community by marching alongside the City of San Francisco.
March of Dimes
Prematurity is the #1 killer of babies in the United States. We are working to change that and help more moms have full-term pregnancies and healthy babies. From polio to prematurity the March of Dimes has focused on researching the problems that threaten our children and finding ways to prevent them.
Our chapters provide support, awareness, information and education to families, professionals and the public. We work towards cooperation, coordination and the creation of services between individuals and agencies. We strive for advocacy, research, education and inclusion for individuals challenged with autism.
6th Annual Christmas Drive
Christmas is a time for thanks as well as for giving. We understand not everyone will have a great Christmas, which is why we help our community every year with meals, toys, clothing, and of course wrapped presents!
Horce Mann Elementary School
In 2013, The Purple Lotus sent the 5th and 6th grade classes of Horce Mann Elementary to science camp as well as donated $1,000 for school supplies.
James Lick High School
In an effort to support local athletics, The Purple Lotus donated equipment and gear to the James Lick High School JV Football Team.
CALICO is one of most established and effective child advocacy centers in California and perhaps in the country. CALICO exemplifies the best practices for the sensitive collaboration that is necessary to investigate child abuse allegations and personifies the mission of the child advocacy movement to reduce trauma to and promote the healing of the children and families involved in these difficult cases.
Purple Lotus has helped this amazing organization by donating teddy bears and blankets to help the children feel comfortable in their times of need.
Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) serves veterans and service members who incurred a physical or mental injury, illness, or wound, co-incident to their military service on or after September 11, 2001 and their families.
The Purple Lotus has committed to helping these service men and women with a monthly donation and continual support of all veterans through a 5% off discount.
Weed For Warriors
In honor of our veterans and in an effort to continually support them, The Purple Lotus donated 20 tickets to local veterans through Weed For Warriors in order to attend a local UFC Event.
Supporting Local Education
To support local education, The Purple Lotus helped send an aspiring physician to meet the top scientists in the world, better his future, and aid in attending a college to help him complete his dreams of bettering the world.
Second Harvest Food Bank
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties is the trusted leader dedicated to ending local hunger. Since its inception in 1974, Second Harvest has become one of the largest food banks in the nation, providing food to nearly a quarter of a million people each month. For the past six years, The Purple Lotus has donated turkeys to the local Second Harvest Food Bank and helped provide those in need with a freshly cooked meal.