we foster & ignite connection with purpose

you belong here. Together, we are igniting a global community movement, our path well-worn by steps of inspired vision and action… each making mighty contributions to our world’s great challenges, whether in our backyards or distant lands. Join us. 

Here are a few ways to ignite your own beautyFULL path…

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learn.

Watch. Half the Sky

Read + Watch. Preemptive Love Coalition  

Watch [+ dance!]. Fatouma’s Wollo dance 

Watch. 6 Word Memoirs, TEDx 

Read + Watch. Seeds Inspired Action Resources: Human Trafficking + Africa

 

attend.

March 28: Setting the Stage Women’s Network: The Spark! 

April 12: Threads Connect Event | RSVP + more info

April 17: Seeds Storyteller Series: We are interconnected, with

May 13 | Aug 19 | Nov 11: SAME Cafe 4-course Colorado-grown meals 

Saturdays: Koffi Togo African drum and dance classes

June 3: MountainChild Run for Hope [Parker]

July 22: Aruna Run for Their Freedom [Ft. Collins]video

 

share.

Put this beautyFULL “Hate Has No Home Here” sign in your yard or office, crafted in English, Urdu, Korean, Hebrew, Arabic, and Spanish. Suggested donation to cover printing is $10. Pick yours up at our next Seeds event or at our home-headquarters: 4326 Montview Blvd., Denver.

If far from us, check out this website, which includes funding ideas and resources. Check out the map for distribution centers around the world.

POST: #seedsofexchange, #storiesmatter, #HHNHH + tag us @seedsofexchange

 

connect with your storytellers.

Fatouma Ahmed. Fatouma’s life stories always enrapture…at twelve, she set out through the Ethiopian desert, fleeing her husband, arriving at a refugee camp and meeting the love of her life, Ibrahim (with an always entertaining proposal rendition). Through it all, we witness in her a courageous, fighting, compassionate, persevering, humorous way to engage with the always unexpected, sometimes tragic, and other times BEAUTY-full twists and turns of life.

How often can we help make someone’s dream a reality? Well, today we can.  Our sistah, Fatouma, is ready to DRIVE and needs a bit of support to pay for the course. Send via Paypal to sarah@seedsofexchange.org or mail a check to: Seeds of Exchange, 4326 Montview Blvd., Denver, Colorado – 80207, and write: “Fatouma’s Dream”, in the memo.

I decided to live my life instead of die with my son …It is for times like this that I really need my sisters and brothers.

Angela Melfi + Kara Wiegand | Threads Worldwide

Kara and Angela have been best friends since a road trip after college took them across the country from New York to Oregon. They have since traveled together internationally and visited dozens of countries on their own. With each trip to a developing country they have been struck by the people and each one sparked the conversation, “What can we do?” Together, they invite us to consider our own responses to the same question. These sistahs are a powerful and extravagantly compassionate duo! Read about our Seeds of Exchange – Threads community partnership here + SHOP WITH PURPOSE.

TRAVEL with heart to Guatemala with the Threads team on a socially conscious adventure that connects you to the region and its peopleThe travel alone will change your perspective, but the immersion into our tribe and time spent with our Artisan Partners will change your life.  More info.

videos: threads + girl effect | facebook | instagram | join email list 

Take a step – any step – into action. Do something – doesn’t have to be perfect and do it now!

Julie Geller | Website + Setting the Stage Network

Julie delivers her lyric-driven songs with honesty, clarity, and most of all, hope. The veins that run through Julie’s music are connection and courage. Connection, as her music makes us feel both a part of something greater and more in touch with our deepest selves. Courage, because her lyrics are about the struggle to develop into the people we know we can be. If music is the heart of what Julie does, then storytelling is the soul. Julie is founder of Setting the Stage Network, which is yet another creative innovation of hers that is building a dynamic and connected community of women in Denver.

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We share our humanity – both the struggles and high points.

 

join us.

Email for more info or to say YES to being a part of our team…

  1. Help at a future Seeds Event?  [Set up, greet folks, tech/sound]
  2. Sponsor an event? We’re happy to offer an event marketing shout-out.
  3. Shop with purpose for birthdays, Mother’s Day, or just for fun, at our Seeds-Threads online store.
  4. Join our Seeds-Threads team as a Fair Trade Partner [feel good about how you earn $, make a mighty impact, and build your tribe with us!]. On April 25, from 7-8:30 pm, come on over to our Seeds HQ [4326 Montview Blvd. – Denver] for wine and tea, and explore if this is a opportunity for you to say YES to, with Angela Melfi, co-founder of Threads. Email Sarah for more info or to RSVP. More info.
  5. Host a Seeds-Threads global artisan showcase in April and we’ll give you 2 gifts (a gorgeous Threads scarf and stunning Seeds Nepali sister bracelet) as a thank you, in addition to the rockin’ discounts you’ll earn at your party. You invite your friends and we will help create an engaging global shopping experience in which you can show your community how to shop with heart. More info.

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