How the Serenity Angel Fund Evolved
The Serenity Angel Fund was established in 2009 to help people who were dropping
their classes for the sole reason of finances - often at a time when they needed their
Yoga the most. We started suggesting to our currently-enrolled students that they
could donate a refund the studio owed them for a class that was canceled due to snow
and that the money would be used to help classmates in need. Now our students can
also request to waive any discount they receive and have it instead be applied to this
fund (e.g., discounts for seniors, additional family members, military), or to apply any
overpayments they inadvertently made to the Serenity Angel Fund rather than applying
that overpayment to their own classes. People can also make a donation to this fund
anytime by sending a check.
With donations from our students, the Serenity Yoga community has helped dozens of
people continue to attend classes. Many of those we helped are now giving back and
donating to the fund to help others.
Donating refunds/credits is a simple and painless way to contribute to help a Yoga-mate
in need. This fund is supported with small donations - they quickly add up, and soon
there is enough to cover the cost of a session for a student in need.
To summarize, here are the ways you can make a donation to the Serenity Angel Fund:
- Donate the refund or credit you are entitled to;
- Donate any discount for which you qualify (e.g., senior discount, family discount,
military) - you pay the full amount for your class or class pack, and the amount
of the discount you could have received will instead be donated to the Serenity
Angel Fund and used to help a student in need continue with classes;
- Send in a check made out to Serenity Yoga Center with a note that it is a donation
to the Serenity Angel Fund.
These donations are not tax deductible. All donations made are used solely to help other