Through local LBI businesses like Just Bead It, SunnyRae’s Kitchen, the Arlington, Shore Fire Grill and groups like the MakeShift Union, THE LOTUS PROJECT is paying it forward for LBI.
A lotus flower blooms itself from muddy waters and that is exactly what the Lotus Project is meant to do for all of its participants; bloom from the muddy events that impact so many of us in life.
Amy Carreno, Lydia Owens & Megan Tucker are the principal leaders at the Lotus Project. Through regular meetings with their participants, the Lotus Project uses the arts as a tool to help individuals center themselves through art therapy; soothing the soul!! Many of the Lotus Projects guests are the victims of a loved ones battle with addiction. The Lotus Project leaders are experienced with the many feelings and issues that these individuals experience and help them focus inward utilizing the arts as a tool. Examples of these artist endeavors are the creation of Dream Catchers, Feeling Stones, Drip Coasters and many more. Additionally, the offering of Yoga and meditation events provide the opportunity for their participants to utilize those techniques at home as they continue to bloom with empowerment and strength.
The Lotus Project is a non-profit group that receives its entirety of funding from individual donors and their fundraising events throughout the year. Their largest fundraiser is “Kicking It”, a kickball tournament featuring food (from Shore Fire Grill, SunnyRae’s Kitchen and others), music and awards.
This year’s “Kicking It’ tournament will be held at the Southern Regional Middle School on May 21st, with an after party at the Arlington, Ship Bottom, LBI. Teams can register online to participate and help the Lotus Project help others.
Check the LBI Blogger events page for the dates and times of the Lotus Projects’ latest events. Anyone who feels that they can benefit from the services of Lotus Project is welcome to attend.
For more information and donating to the Lotus Project, visit the Lotus Project on Facebook.