What a JOY and HONOR to partner with Water for All in their commitment to alleviate waterborne disease, illness, and death through providing clean drinking water access to those who need it around the world. | May-August, 2022 – Ukraine
You can still give, if you’d like. More support for our friends in Ukraine is greatly needed.
Updated December 13, 2022 – At this time, our trusted partner for donations for ongoing humanitarian aid to Ukraine is Young Life Ukraine, who is currently raising funds to provide generators and Vivoblu water filters to care for the people of Ukraine. Donate & learn more
WHY this MATTERS …
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. Until November, 2022, Water for All was led by our trusted friend, John DeYoung.
In May and August 2022, our founder, Sarah Davison-Tracy, traveled to Poland, Moldova, and Ukraine, in order to provide life-saving water filters to people in war-torn parts of Ukraine, including portable water bags to soldiers and refugees, and to gather intimate stories that connect people around the world with what can be done to care for the people of Ukraine. Read more in these stories about this important mission.
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 a community in Ukraine, 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.
Let’s BRIDGE, together, whatever clamors to separate and isolate us with tangible acts and words of love.
JOIN the Seeds Giving Fund and BE an EVERYDAY PHILANTHROPIST …
THE MISSION of Seeds of Exchange is to create good in the world through inspiring people to make a local and global difference—together.
… ARE YOU OVERWHELMED with the state of the world or wondering how to help?
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As part of our call to all to be an everyday philanthropist, we regularly 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. We are blessed with a huge pool of changemakers in our 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.
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