"Love is an action word." Exoneree and Sunny Center U.S. community member Danny said this, and it resonates so strongly.
A month ago, it seemed that the world had paused. Then, people in the U.S. began to rise up and demand justice for George Floyd and other black Americans. Today, it seems the whole world is demonstrating, advocating for others in one voice. We are living in amazing times and experiencing things we never thought we would see.
Through it all, The Sunny Center has continued our mission to help others heal and rebuild their lives. We could not do it without your support. Thank you for your fervor and commitment to making the world a more equitable place, one life at a time. We are so grateful to you.
This month, we continued our work at The Sunny Center and beyond. We were special guests on two Zoom calls, which you can access below.
Your donations mean so much to us, especially at this time. Even a small amount goes a long way. Keep reading to learn about a new way of donating through the Amazon Shopping app.
Thank you for your continuing support of The Sunny Center!
OUR EXONEREE OUTREACH
We are looking forward to the time that our friends, family, guests and volunteers can visit again!
A group that works with exonerees in Taiwan is coordinating with us. We hope to host more exonerees from Taiwan, along with interpreters, when the pandemic eases.
We are helping our exonerees in Pakistan set up a Sunny Healing Center there. We are also trying to assist them to obtain medical treatment during the pandemic.
While we cannot accept new volunteers for now due to the pandemic, our local volunteers who have delivered provisions and checked in on us at the Sunny Healing Center have been indispensable. THANK YOU!!!
THANK YOU to everyone who has connected with us through social media! It has been inspiring to see friends and supporters from so many countries interacting with our posts on Facebook and Twitter.
Our biggest challenge is to find ways to reach out to and connect with those who are not technologically adept. We know the consequences of extreme isolation. Any exoneree who would like us to contact them or needs to connect with us, or anyone who knows an exoneree who needs help, please click here.
On June 6, Sunny and Peter participated in a Zoom meeting entitled "Love, Forgiveness, and Yoga." Hosted by Yoga Shala, based in Argentina, there were participants from four countries on the call. Peter and Sunny shared their meditation practice and Sunny shared her "Five-Minute Rule." We continued our outreach to bring the message of hope to exonerees, supporters, and all people from around the world. You can watch the recorded call at this Facebook link.
The videos can be viewed below. Please pass them on to whoever you think might benefit from them. If you enjoy these videos, please consider a donation of $1, $5 or $10 to help us continue to share healing and hope through these difficult times.
We cannot control the circumstances in our lives. But we can control how we deal with them. This has been a challenging year in many ways for the world. We are all feeling intense emotions right now, but it is also an opportunity. So I want to share a technique I use when I'm angry and upset.
Sometimes it's hard to lift ourselves when there is so much going on in the world. Life and death are part of the same continuum. Sometimes it is time for life, and sometimes it's time for death, which is a transition into the great mystery. (Although life can be a great mystery, as well!) Here, we'll work on techniques to make ourselves the best person that we can be no matter our circumstances.
Our Furry and Feathered Friends
Our remaining hen, Chucky Lucky, misses her friend but we will soon have some new hens for her to roam the property with. We also plan to add a few ducks to the family, and maybe even a goose!
P.S.--We eat the eggs, but we don't eat our animals!
We are involved in helping Sohail and other exonerees in Pakistan to set up a healing center there, and this is a wonderful example of love and caring in action. Thank you!
A New Way to Support Us
AmazonSmile customers can now support Sunny Center Foundation USA Inc in the Amazon shopping app on iOS and Android mobile phones! Simply follow these instructions to turn on AmazonSmile and start generating donations.
- Open the Amazon Shopping app on your device
- Go into the main menu of the Amazon Shopping app and tap into 'Settings'
- Tap 'AmazonSmile' and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process
We are living through one of the most challenging periods of our lives. Never before have we been reminded so profoundly of what human contact and companionship means to us, individually and collectively.
We want all our friends and supporters to know that we intend to stay connected in every way available to us – phone, text, email, Facetime, Skype, Zoom, and even snail mail! We know how vitally important our network of exonerees and like-minded activists for justice is to keep hope alive for a more humane world.
Thank you for your support. And if you’d like to underscore your belief in the mission of the Sunny Center and our commitment that every exoneree deserves to lead a fulfilling life of freedom, health, security and peace, please consider making a donation here.
Peace and Love,
Sunny and Peter