Humanitarian Projects in Myanmar

Sharing Merits comes from a generous spirit, not for the sake of acquiring merit for oneself, but for the benefit of others.

The mission driving Sharing Merits is to help poor and displaced Myanmar children, by supporting health, hygiene and educational projects in schools, villages, and Myanmar Buddhist monasteries and nunneries that help children.

About Myanmar Monasteries and Nunneries

It is important to understand that most of the children who live in Myanmar monasteries and nunneries come from very remote villages where there are few educational opportunities, are parentless or come from families who cannot afford to raise them. David realized that by helping the Monasteries and nunneries to succeed, he was directly helping the children of Myanmar.

A day in the life at the Min Thaw Mew Oo Monastery, 2015


The Bolinas Community Center is acting as the fiscal sponsor for Sharing Merits, so checks should be made out to Bolinas Community Center and mailed to:

Bolinas Community Center
Attn: David van Leeuwen, Sharing Merits
PO Box 122
Bolinas, CA 94924
501(c)3 Corporation #23-7117192
Phone # (415) 868-2128

Please note on your check that the donation is intended to help fund Sharing Merits.

10% of you donation goes to support the Bolinas Community Center and the Bolinas community.

About Sharing Merits Founder, David Jaap van Leeuwen

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