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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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Water is Life | UKRAINE

  • Project: Help Ukrainians who are in desperate need through the gift of clean, safe water.

  • Goal: $30,000

  • Country: Ukraine

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Fundraising Partnership

OUR CURRENT FUNDRAISER is to provide life-saving water filters to Ukraine. This extraordinary giving opportunity allows us to stand with our sisters and brothers in Ukraine and partner with Water for All in their mission to provide enough water filters to bring safe, clean water to 1.5 million Ukrainians who are trapped in war zones or living in refugee camps.

In May and August 2022, our founder, Sarah Davison-Tracy, will be traveling to Poland and if security allows for it, into Ukraine, so you can have an intimate experience of what is happening and how your donation is being shared directly with Ukrainians. Head to our Seeds blog to be a part of this extraordinary journey.

At Water for All we take stewardship seriously. Accountability is one of our core values. We are transparent in what we say, what we do and how we do it. We are actively partnering with Ukrainians and US NGOs to ensure that every water filter gets into the hands of the families who most desperately need it. This is a life and death situation and we are treating it as such. -John DeYoung, Founder of Vivoblu and President of Water for All

This project came about when an underground organization of freedom fighters asked Water For All (WFA) to bring filters. These freedom fighters are running vans and buses in and out of Ukraine every day to bring in humanitarian supplies and evacuate Ukrainians from Russian occupied territories. In addition, WFA has established connections with other NGOs who are currently operating in Ukraine who will be able to help with filter distribution as soon as the filters are delivered to them.

Seeds of Exchange is an organization that responds to humanitarian crises around the globe. Our monthly giving fund is dedicated to Water for All for the months of May and June in order to raise funds for the Ukrainian water mission. So far, with Water for All, we have raised over half of the $390,000 needed to deploy this first round of water filters. A $65.00 donation provides clean drinking water to 15 people for 2-3 years. Donations can be made here.

About Water for All

We love and trust the team of Water for All with all our hearts. Water for All works around the globe to serve those in desperate need of clean water by providing Vivoblu water filtration systems that are purpose-built for use in the harshest conditions.

When you DONATE (thank YOU!),
JOIN the Seeds Giving Fund by selecting “MONTHLY”,
which creates a “giving subscription” we created
so you can make a difference with ease and impact all year long!

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!


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

Let’s CARE, together, for our sisters and brothers in Ukraine.

Let’s EXTEND, together, hospitality of spirit and tangibly care for their needs.

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

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