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Dragonfly™ is dedicated to giving back to the global community. With a focus on women's, environmental, and children's issues, we believe that yoga is an essential part of health, wellness, and happiness.

Here are some of the many causes that we are proud to have worked with over the years:

Trees For The Future BCRF Pink Ribbon YoKid



Trees For The Future
Through a partnership with Trees for the Future, we plant a tree for every order placed. While it has always been our goal to offer our customers the best performing yoga products at the best prices on the market -- we felt we could and should do even more. We looked for a partner to help us give back to the earth and found Trees for the Future to be the right choice. What we like about Trees for the Future is that they work with local communities on projects that are environmentally and economically sustainable. They are not about going in and dictating what they are going to do, doing it and walking away. They engage the local community which leads to a project that can continue long after Trees for the Future has left. Trees for the Future works to develop and implement programs to improve living standards for the participants, by the careful management, rather than the exploitation, of our natural resources.

Since 1989, Trees for the Future has been helping communities around the world plant trees. Through seed distribution, agroforestry training, and their country programs, they have empowered rural groups to restore tree cover to their lands. Planting trees protects the environment and helps to preserve traditional livelihoods and cultures for generations. Most communities around the world recognize that they need to plant trees on their degraded lands if they are to improve their lives. Trees for the Future provides technical knowledge on agroforestry and sustainable development, along with planting materials so that communities can return their degraded lands and struggling farms back to sustainable production.

Beneficial trees minimize soil erosion, supply forage for animals, and provide a source of fuelwood, but planting trees is difficult when the canopy has disappeared, topsoil has been eroded, and the climate and growing conditions have changed. Through their network of technicians, volunteers, and community leaders world-wide, their program reaches remote areas and gives local people the knowledge and ability to rehabilitate their environment. Trees for the Future has helped thousands of communities in Central America, Africa, and Asia improve their livelihoods and their environment by planting nearly 50 million trees. Trees for the Future calculates that these trees remove approximately one million tons of CO2 from the atmosphere each year.

Click here to learn more about Trees for the Future.
http://www.treesftf.org

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BCRF Pink Ribbon
You can play your part by joining Dragonfly™ in supporting The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Make a donation in honor or in memory of a loved one. Your support will help us achieve The Breast Cancer Research Foundation mission: prevention and a cure for breast cancer in our lifetime. The Breast Cancer Research Foundation is an independent 501 (3) non-profit organization. A minimum of 85 cents of every dollar donated goes to breast cancer research and awareness programs.

The mission of The Breast Cancer Research Foundation is to achieve prevention and a cure for breast cancer in our lifetime by providing critical funding for innovative clinical and translational research at leading medical centers worldwide, and increasing public awareness about good breast health. A minimum of 85 cents of every dollar they raise goes to research and awareness programs. A global approach is critical since public health indicators suggest that by 2020, 70 percent of all breast cancers cases will be in developing countries. Some collaborations are between U.S.-based researchers working with significant populations of women with breast cancer and oncologists and cancer researchers based in other countries. Other projects are initiated locally but have international implications; they range from novel laboratory research about the molecular basis of breast cancer, to new approaches to improving and standardizing patient care. The goal of The Breast Cancer Research Foundation is to be able to offer better outcomes to women with breast cancer, and to prevent healthy women from developing it, no matter where they live.

Click here to learn more about The Breast Cancer Research Foundation
http://www.bcrfcure.org

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Dragonfly™ Yoga is a proud sponsor of YoKid. YoKid is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides low- and no-cost instruction in yoga and meditation for kids of all ages. Their hope is that through this instruction, kids will be able to foster greater self-awareness and, in turn, realize their full potential academically, socially, and emotionally. YoKid provides low-cost instruction for any interested school or organization, however, groups that meet at least one of the following criteria are eligible for free programs:

Receive special education services
Have a physical disability
Free/Reduced lunch population within the school/community center/organization of 60% or more

Students are given instruction on how to continue their yoga and meditation practice independently and a YoKid sticky mat for them to use during the program and to continue their practice at home.

Click here to learn more about YoKid.
http://www.yokid.org

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