The Andreas Moritz Light Trust is a non-profit foundation created in 2013 in honor of Andreas and his time-honored kindness, generosity of spirit, profound wisdom, far-reaching teachings and life-transforming insights that have helped countless people around the world.
Recipients of assistance from the Andreas Moritz Light Trust will be selected based on need, regardless of ethnicity, religion, race, geography, cultural background, gender or age.
The goal of the Andreas Moritz Light Trust is to provide meaningful, much-needed assistance to children around the world who have no parents – including nutritious food, healthy and safe living conditions, holistic education, compassionate care and enriching spiritual opportunities.
Charitable Support Provided in 2016
We are very grateful to report that in 2016, the Andreas Moritz Light Trust was able to provide focused, natural wellness help to children in need in Nepal and Tanzania.
These charitable projects were made possible thanks to loving, donations from individuals around the globe, augmented by proceeds from the sale of Andreas’ beautiful, uplifting book, Art of Self-Healing, an energy-healing art modality.
The grant awarded to The Kopila Valley Children’s Home, located in Surkhet, Nepal, is being directed toward the construction of a new school and campus which is currently underway.
The goal of their school is not solely for literacy, but also about shining a light on each student’s potential, inspiring a belief that they can live a better life and create a bright future for themselves and the world.
More specifically, financial support from the Andreas Moritz Light Trust is helping to provide solar power, cooking biogas, rainwater harvesting, and gardens to grow their own nutritious food.
The second grant of the year was awarded to The Baobab Home in Bagamoyo, Tanzania, a small family-run home for children without parents and others who are especially vulnerable. Emphasis is placed on maintaining active involvement with extended family members and the community.
In addition to caring for basic needs such as food and safe shelter, a significant effort is extended to addressing health issues, using natural approaches wherever possible.
Funding from the Andreas Moritz Light Trust is being directed toward basic maintenance and support, including a new water storage tank, assistance with solar power and expanded, hygienic toilet facilities.
Charitable Support Provided in 2015
We are delighted to report that the Andreas Moritz Light Trust awarded two charitable grants to Viet Dreams for the creation and installation of a much-needed drinking filtration system that is linked to a non-polluting water heating system (thereby reducing the need to burn wood) in the Quang Chau orphanage in Viet Nam.
Anchored in Andreas’ teachings and writings are the crucial roles that adequate hydration of the body – with fresh, clean water – and unpolluted, clean air play in our overall health and well-being. And, of course, Andreas’ unwavering compassion for children without parents makes these projects especially meaningful and heartwarming.
Viet Dreams is a non-profit, charitable organization based in Northern California, whose special focus is on providing a healthier life and promising educational future for children living in rural areas of Viet Nam.
Charitable Support Provided in 2014
Andreas Moritz Light Trust awarded its first charitable grant in 2014 – to the SOPUDEP school lunch program in Haiti.
More than 200,000 people lost their lives in the earthquake that devastated Haiti in January 2010, with at least 2.3 million people left homeless. In all too many cases, international aid efforts did not reach the people that needed help the most, many of whom were the children.
Rea Dol, one of Haiti’s leading pioneers in economic sustainability, quickly realized that only local grassroots initiatives would be able to save an entire generation of Haiti’s precious young people. Most of the schools had been destroyed in the quake, so Rea gathered together a group of friends, and under her leadership founded the Society of Providence United for the Economic Development of Petionville (SOPUDEP) school.
Starting with a small number of children in a make-shift building, it quickly became apparent that the most immediate need was a lunch program, since for many of the children, it was their only meal of the day. From these humble beginnings, the SOPUDEP school has grown, with an almost equal number of boys and girls. Over half of these children have no parents.
Your contribution will give children without parents opportunities for a brighter future. We want you to know that we are very conscientious about keeping administrative costs to an absolute minimum. In fact, over 99% of the charitable donations received are directed toward projects supporting the children.
All charitable donors (individuals, groups, companies and organizations) will receive a receipt from the Andreas Moritz Light Trust, a non-profit foundation with 501(c)(3) designation in the USA, that a bona fide tax-deductible charitable donation has been made in the USA and, therefore, can be applied to one’s tax return in the USA (acknowledged by the Internal Revenue Service as a legitimate charitable deduction).
Since we are not aware of the specific rules or policies that apply to tax-deductible charitable contributions in other countries (outside of the USA), we recommend that you please consult with your tax advisor or accountant for insight into this for the country in which you live.
Donations by Check, Money Order or Cash
Charitable donations in the form of checks or money orders are to be made out to: Andreas Moritz Light Trust.
Please mail your charitable donation, in the form of a check, money or cash, to the following address:
Andreas Moritz Light Trust
P.O. Box 337
Landrum, SC 29356