OUR CURRENT SEEDS FUNDRAISER to raise $10,000 is in partnership with Project I See You, which is a woman-powered movement that exists to see women take ownership of their lives. Through their extraordinary initiative, “Shared Power”, join us and provide a $10,000 grant to fuel one woman’s dream of homeownership for a first-time homeowner in Colorado. | September-October, 2023
When a woman takes ownership of her life and anchors it in a foundation, it creates a ripple effect for the communities around her. -Project I See You
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To those in Colorado, you are most warmly invited to join for our Night of Thanks & Giving at Mile High Station on November 16 to get further involved and engage with our work. Email us for more information. -Project I See You
WORDS from our soul sistah, Mercy Tucker, founder of Project I See You:
What are 3 words/phrases that give you hope when days are tough? “In. This. Together.”
What inspires you? (In the world, in life?) “I am inspired by all the ways that we have been MET from the beginning until now. I am inspired by seeing those who have much give much and seeing those who have privilege leverage it.”
What is 1 thing you’d like to TEACH/INFORM participants during this fundraising campaign? “Equity and access can be possible for all of us. And that comes with shifting power. From power ‘over’ to power ‘in, for, and within.’”
What is 1 act – big or small – you’d like to encourage folks to do, in addition to giving $? “Write a note of encouragement to a woman who is owning her life. That she can do this!”
Do you have a favorite quote or poem you’d like to share with folks? ““Equity is everyone on a journey together where we all have what we need, we all have enough.” -Shant’a Johnson, Project I See You Board President
Are there any resources – books, movies, websites, people you’d like to share/connect folks with? “Seeing White podcast (from Scene on Radio), Dare to Lead (by Brene Brown), Women Talking documentary, Barbie movie.”
JOIN US as an EVERYDAY PHILANTHROPIST
As part of our call to all to be an everyday philanthropist, each month I spotlight a project or program in the world. Our partner’s focus is in at least one of these five categories: human rights, education, health, community emergencies, and art-activism. I am blessed with a huge pool of changemakers in my community – so there is never a lack of trusted organizations with whom to partner.
This sort of “everyday philanthropy” is about an unrestrained generosity rooted in the reality of your everyday life. Generosity feels good. It is part of your purpose on the planet. It finds ways to share with others the treasure trove of whatever you have and whatever you love. It makes a difference with your small and large acts alike … living with a commitment and connection to your sisters and brothers near and far. Explore and discover your unique – right here and now – calling to be an everyday philanthropist today.
I get it: These stories and the very invitation to give and to BE philanthropists isn’t always comfortable. Or easy. Sometimes it’s the world’s pain pricking our hearts that wakes us up to see – and say yes! – to our destiny.
When you donate (THANK YOU!), we invite you to JOIN the Seeds Giving Fund as a monthly donor. It’s simple to set up once and your donation will be automatically directed towards our fundraisers throughout the year. Know that you are helping people each and every month. Consider stretching and giving as much as you can. If that’s $10 (=2 lattes a month!), that is plenty! *All donations are tax deductible.*
Over the past 10 years, we’ve partnered with people in more than a dozen countries around the world and raised over $200,000. We raise funds to support communities in need and people who are making a powerful difference. Our partner’s focus in each fundraiser is in at least one of these five categories: human rights, education, health, community emergencies, and art-activism.
So, today and together, let’s dispute the suggestion that philanthropy is an exclusive club only for those deemed wealthy. Today and together, let’s dispute that the only thing that matters and makes a difference is giving in “big” ways. The movement that will be unleashed when we live as generously unrestrained philanthropists WILL light up the world.
You are loved.
We belong to each other.
Let’s standTALL together and light up the world!
xo, -Sarah Davison-Tracy, Seeds of Exchange