About The Cause

Massage Without Borders is a non-profit organization, whose mission is to provide immediate or temporary relief for the massage therapy and healing arts community during times of natural disaster or other long term crisis. MWB gathers resources and funding to assist our community initiating and empowering local recipients to be self-sufficient during recovery from disaster and trauma.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Exciting Announcement

    We are pleased to announce that MWB has been nominated for and won the Aunty Margaret Humanitarian Award! This award is to be presented to us at the World Massage Festival this August on the Queen Mary in California. Vice President Kathy J Burley will be accepting the award on behalf of MWB.

    In other news, we are now welcoming donations for the Artistry E-Auction that takes place in May. You can find the information and application from on our website. This is a great opportunity to explore your creative side while helping us raise more funds! You can fill out the application here.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Accomplishments and What's Next!

   Here at MWB, thanks to our board, our volunteers, and everyone who has helped with the fundraising that has gone on, we have made some great strides to help healers in need. To date, over $18,000 in equipment, gift cards, food baskets, and funds has been raised. $4000 of those funds were distributed to colleagues in cash. It has been a pleasure being able to give supplies, food, hope, and encouragement to these wonderful people who deserve it; and it doesn't stop at Sandy. Everyday there are practitioners struggling with their business and students struggling with their tuition and we can be the ones to help them. So, even though we have come so far, we still have the road ahead of us; there is always more we can do, more YOU can do, and when you think about how many smiles we have brought to people's faces in the short time Massage Without Borders has been in place, and how many smiles there are still to give out, well it just makes you want to work that much harder.
   By volunteering with MWB, you aren't just helping to change the lives of those affected by disaster, you are helping change your own as well. There is no better feeling than the feeling of giving from the heart, whether it is time, money, or support. Give anything, in any form, and your body, mind, and soul will thrive with the positive energy attached to it. Not sure where to start? Contact a board member or another volunteer from your region and see where your skills can be used. Everyone can do something. You have the energy within you to help therapists all over who are sending out an SOS...all you need to do is guide it.
Compass Spa in NJ with MWB President William Fee receiving their $3000 check, two massage tables, and supplies.

  So what's next for Massage Without Borders? Well we have an Artistry E-Auction and our big National Event coming up! The Artistry E-Auction will have a variety of wares and decor to bid on and is open to donations from anyone, not just MT's, all you have to do is fill out the form on the MWB website. The Auction will happen online from May 12-18 and all proceeds will go towards the "Adoption" campaigns.
  The National Event will be taking place May 20-25 in schools and businesses across the nation. These businesses will be spreading the word about our cause and raising money. There are prizes for the school or business who brings in the most donations. If you are interested in being a part of this, fill out the Participation form on our website. All proceeds will go to the Adopt a Student campaign for scholarships. 
  Mark those dates on your calendars! If you would like more information about either event, just go to our Facebook page and click on the Events tab. The links are in the contact information at the bottom of the blog. We hope you can participate!

Thank you BonVital for sponsoring our $1000 scholarship!