Monday, 30 August 2010

Karma Kitchen: a unique idea

Hospice Muskoka Valentine Ball
We do a lot of volunteer work in our community. With a large population of seniors, many of us help one another out. Those without a lot of money benefit from a wide range of services in this community: Family, Youth and Child Services Muskoka, Habitat for Humanity, Hospice Muskoka, Meals on Wheels, Cranberry Festival,  to name a few. Many are kept going by volunteers, at least a volunteer Board of Directors.
Here is a brand new idea.

Karma Kitchen: Growing in Generosity

A restaurant where there are no prices on the menu and where the check reads $0.00 with only this footnote: Your meal was a gift from someone!

I heard about this on Outlook, a BBC radio show I podcast. But a quick search and I found this:

Hospice Muskoka Fundraiser, Feb. 2009
Run by volunteers, our meals are cooked and served with love, and offered to the guest as a genuine gift. To complete the full circle of giving and sustain this experiment, guests make contributions in the spirit of pay-it-forward to those who will come after them. In keeping this chain going, the generosity of both guests and volunteers helps to create a future that moves from transaction to trust, from self-oriented isolation to shared commitment, and from fear of scarcity to celebration of abundance.

What a wonderful idea! It has spread throughout this continent, as well as across the pond.


Travis Erwin said...

What a great idea and kudos to all the volunteers like yourself.

W.C.Camp said...

I had heard of these places but did not realize there were so many. Thanks for showing how it all works. W.C.C.