So here it is, the first of the four – Lily, writing to you, as I thought a hello was long due. We’re a newborn baby in the eye of the public – check the ages of our Facebook or Twitter accounts, it isn’t much really! But the fact is CIS has been a work in progress for 15 years. And 15 very, very difficult years.
Now an avid follower of our posts enthusiastically asked us what kind of charity we are. Of course the multitude of subjects we keep posting on, that must be very confusing really!
The answer lies in what our supposed ‘tagline’ or whatever is: we want world peace, starting from within. And to do that, you need lots of tools, meditation being a big one that we emphasize on. But there’s more coming, there’s violence/alcohol/drugs/terrorism/pollution whatever you want to name it, we want to tackle it, in whatever way we can – as individuals, as a team. Everyone can.
As far as the being a charity thing goes, well, we aren’t even a registered charity yet. The reason being the Charity Commission in the UK won’t register us until we have an income of £5,000 or more. Really, any student would earn more than that. But we don’t.
CIS is a little plant that’s grown out of a lot of effort (and genuine monetary investment) of us, (now, we don’t want to brag) and is non profit and will always stay so.
Of course, as things progress, we feel, we need to do more, and for that we need your help.
So in the future, even if you can’t drop a penny, just know that there is more to charity than money. As long as you believe in whatever we do, let’s say, the charity has already started.