Charitable Ideas from Sophie Herbert

In addition to being a contributing editor at Whole Living, a yoga teacher, a musician, and Martha's niece, Sophie Herbert is also a devoted philanthropist. Over the years, she has contributed her time and resources to a number of charitable organizations.

For anyone looking to donate to a good cause this season, Sophie recommends the following charities:

Deenabandhu Trust Children's Home
Deenabandhu Trust is a home for poor and destitute children in India. Sophie teaches English and yoga there, and she sponsors a girl named Megha. Donors can sponsor individual children or contribute toward specific areas of development for the entire school population.

Learn more about Deenabandhu Trust Children's Home.

American Service to India
American Service to India is an aid organization that connects American and Indian-American donors to a variety of charitable causes in India, including orphanages, clinics, schools, and rural projects. Its all-volunteer staff allows for low overhead, so that your donation can reach its intended recipients.

Learn more about American Service to India.

Yoga Gives Back
In a nod to yoga's Indian roots, Yoga Gives Back seeks to rally its practitioners in support of Indian micro-financing programs. Such programs help women in rural India develop profitable businesses. Sophie is pictured above with Yoga Gives Back co-founder Kayoko Mitsumatsu.

Learn more about Yoga Gives Back.

Sing for Hope
The performing arts organization Sing for Hope provides arts education in underserved communities, facilitates performances in hospitals, and helps charities mount fundraising concerts. Sophie recently performed at New York's Mt. Sinai Hospital in conjunction with Sing for Hope.

Learn more about Sing for Hope.

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