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Giving (Everyday Philanthropy)

As part of our call to all to GIVE and to BE an everyday philanthropist, we spotlight projects or programs in the world that are making a powerful difference … we invite YOU to join us. 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.

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It’s simple to set up ONCE and your donation will be automatically directed towards our fundraisers throughout the year.
(Month after month, you can be a part of making a difference without having to do anything extra or think about it!)

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.

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.

With all my heart, I believe that the lights of our lives turn ON when we find ways to love, care, and serve each other … especially those on the margins, the outsiders, the hungry, the sick, the vulnerable. So, pay attention to what makes your heart thrum, brings tears to your eyes, a knot in your stomach … I believe those are the things that are often clues to our next steps and leaps … to our purpose on the planet … and is what makes our lives glow.

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 DT

Explore and discover your unique – right here and now – calling to be a philanthropist today.

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Whether you donate $1 or $1,000, it all matters. Every gift is celebrated and stewarded with great care.

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Craft a bag of love to share with the homeless in your community.

Read more and take a PoP (Place of Pause) about being an “Everyday Philanthropist” in this excerpt of Live Ablaze and Soulfully Ablaze.

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Security & Health for Communities in Need

  • Project: Provide security and health for communities in need, as we help to address medical crises, respond to gender-based violence, and equip female entrepreneurs.

  • Goal: $7,000

  • Country: Nepal

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What we LOVE about this is that we have the opportunity to personally connect with the community in Nepal for whom we’re raising funds. What an honor and privilege!

Let’s CARE, together, for a community in Nepal, who are in great need of security and health care.

Let’s EXTEND, together, hospitality of spirit and tangibly care for the needs of our sisters and brothers.

Let’s BRIDGE, together, whatever clamors to separate and isolate us with tangible acts and words of love.


Fundraising Partnership

We are honored be a part of the mission of HER (Himalayan Entrepreneur Resources), which is being led by our long-time friend, Devisara Hannah Badi. We love and trust Hannah, and have seen for many years her tenacious commitment to find ways to care for the needs of her own people, the Badi of Nepal.

We believe that all women have the right to holistic wellness and the freedom to provide for themselves and their families without threat to their physical, mental, and emotional well being. That is why we started HER. -Devisara Hannah Badi

HER is an empowerment initiative in Nepal that gives health, safety, and autonomy to marginalized women, so they live free from sexual exploitation and abuse. They accomplish this by:

Addressing Medical Crises. Women receive health education and feminine hygiene products.

Addressing Gender-Based Violence. Women receive trauma-informed education and learn about their legal rights.

Equipping Female Entrepreneurs. Women receive business grants, accountability, mentorship, ongoing education, and legal protection.

WE WERE FORCED INTO PROSTITUTION. IT WAS NOT OUR CHOICE. -Badi women

HER was founded in response to a caste system that’s created enormous economic disparities, human trafficking, and a culture that shuns women to the point that they haven’t been able to take care of and protect themselves.

2 Ways to Donate:

JOIN our giving community and set up an automated/monthly donation which will be initially applied to this fundraiser AND make your impact effortless and significant throughout the year HERE

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Make a one-time donation HERE

All donations are 100% tax-deductible. 

We are ECSTATIC to be sharing an EASY, purposeful, and connected way to give and make a MIGHTY difference with Seeds.

THE WHY: What we’ve heard from folks (and experienced ourselves) is that while LIFE IS FULL and the needs personally and around the globe can be OVERWHELMING, people want to do what they can to make the world a bit brighter. It can be hard to find time (and energy) to explore what to do and where to donate that will really make a difference.

THE HOW: Here’s how it works: Head to the Seeds Monthly Giving Fund page and click on “Join Now”. (If you’re tight on time, you can JOIN in less than 1 minute.)

After you decide how much to give and set it up one time as a monthly donation, then the FUN continues … and month after month, you can be a part of making a tangible difference around the world with Seeds, without having to do anything extra or think about it! You can count on us to send you stories of the impact you have been a part of and ways you can engage more deeply if you’d like and have time to do so – beginning with Afghan Evacuee Assistance for one family.

It’s simple to set up ONCE and your donation will be automatically directed toward our fundraisers around the globe throughout the year. Whatever you decide to give will be PLENTY and cause for a happy dance for our team and for people around the globe who will be recipients of your ongoing generosity. Think about how, if a bunch of us committed to give $10 a month – the cost of two lattes – how powerFULL our movement of everyday philanthropists would be be!


Why HER Empowers Women

The women HER serves are often in danger of being trafficked. There is a lack of opportunity for women born into a lower caste in Nepal, often putting them in vulnerable situations of being trafficked – both willingly and unwillingly as a way for them to earn a living wage. This fundraiser will provide vital vocational training for women so they can provide for themselves and their families.

Over 80% of the women HER encounters are suffering from vaginal infections. Because there is little education around their bodies, many of the women born into lower castes live in constant discomfort, suffering from disease and infections – almost all of which are preventable and curable. These women are also prevented from attending school, going to work, or staying in their own homes during their period. Funds will be provide health education and feminine hygiene products.

Bags of Love

This is a celebratory community service opportunity.

We all have or will need to be pulled up by another, encouraged. It is an invitation to stop, see, smile, connect, love … to embrace that we belong to each other. Let’s serve those on the streets of our cities, see with fresh eyes, and celebrate community.

Over the past decade, I’ve had the joy of creating Bags of Love with my own children and their friends. Sometimes we’ve hosted gatherings with oodles of kids in our home, created them with classmates at school, or as a family around our dining table. When friends in other cities around the United States heard about what we were doing, they began asking for help to create their own Bags of Love gatherings. What fun it has been to share our ideas with them and to hear about their beautiful and innovative gatherings.

And now, YOU are a part of the Bags of Love community. Welcome! We’re so glad you’re here.

DOWNLOAD THE BAGS OF LOVE TOOLKIT (PDF)

Listen to (or watch) this song that is part of the Bags of Love toolkit.

As you watch, be thinking about your art, your gifts … that bring hope and joy to the world. This song is about an artist using his gift of music to share some love with homeless folks in California. In the video, he gives them makeovers, haircuts, new clothes. He holds a mirror up to their beauty … and they love what they see!

This beautyFULL song is also part of the PoP (Place of Pause) in Soulfully Ablaze. Read this excerpt from Live Ablaze and take a PoP today to experience surrender and inspiration so you can uncover more of your part to make a difference locally and globally, together.

DOWNLOAD THE EXCERPT & PoP