WHY this matters to me.
My soul sistah Nilmini Hecox was born in Sri Lanka. She and I have been friends since we were beautyFULLY blessed to meet, with our then baby girls in our arms, at our neighborhood library, nearly fourteen years ago. Even then, we were drawn to the circling up as a community … and we’ve never stopped.
Over the years, we’ve often collaborated on community projects that matter to us. And, thus, I know this firsthand: Nilmini is a fiercely compassionate and committed sistah. She’s straddled the globe with grace and grit, with one foot firmly planted in her birthplace of Sri Lanka, where most of her family still lives, and one foot here in her home in the United States. I am honored to share her, her family and community, and this fundraising endeavor with you.
I feel a deep sense of grief for everyone who was lost, hurt and impacted by the explosions and for my beautiful country. My heart broke that day, and so did many others. Now more than ever, those who are trying to rebuild need to feel our love and support from the other side of the world.
A true act of love is reaching out to those in need in our global community. This knits us all closer to one another, heart to heart, like family.No matter where we are in the world, we can act from a place of love towards our next generation (translation in Sinhalese “Parapurata Premayen”). We have the power to make a lasting impact on the lives of my people in Sri Lanka. Please join me in honoring the lives lost, and generously making a meaningful gift that will change lives. Let’s do this! (translation in Sinhalese “Api Meka Karamu!). -Nilmini Senanayake Hecox
Bohoma isthuthi! – Thank you very much!
Share what you can – whether “a little” or “a lot” – because, together, there is plenty! Reach out today with love towards our kin (translated parapurata premayen in Sinhalese, the primary language spoken in Sri Lanka).
Let’s do this – Api Meka Karamu,
-Sarah Davison-Tracy, together with Nilmini Senanayake Hecox and Educate Lanka