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Causes: Arts & Culture, Arts, Culture & Humanities, Environment, International, International Exchange, Unknown

Mission: Seedlings of Change (SoC) mission is to co-create a sustainable future by advancing global consciousness, self-empowerment, and holistic living and sustainability education through a mini-grant program and multi-media including publications promoting opportunities to live and learn together. Seedlings of Change (SoC) vision is a sustainable, healthy, vibrant future where individuals live everyday life with conscious thought and action; where individuals at the grassroots level transcend all religious, social, ethnic, and political barriers in support of harmony, fairness, integrity and compassion with our environment and each other. Where individuals adopt recipe(s) for resilience and pass them on to their families; where we, the collective, can make a healing difference co-creating positive change in the world.

Results: Seedlings of Change “Bread for the Soul” mini-grant program is made possible by your monetary contributions collected via our fundraising events. The projects currently supported are highlighted throughout the Seedlings of Change website. Current projects: * Wildhorse Therapeutic Riding Program for all abilities in Missoula County, Montana. * The “Cat Fight” project humanely addressing the feral cat issue taking place in California. * “Sustainable Smiles” Student Action Program (SAP) is currently working in Afghanistan to educate and empower SAP students to lead the way to a greener future. This program is integral in encouraging community members via SAP students in becoming actively dedicated in improving environmental quality and educating on the importance of safeguarding the environment through stewardship. * The first Seedlings of Change “Bread for the Soul” mini-grant was awarded in 2010 to Zootown Arts Community Center ZACC to create and maintain their Creative Gig Service (CGS) in Missoula, Montana. CGS is successful and focuses on all that is creative. * Seedlings of Change provided a “Bread for the Soul” mini-grant to The Girls Way in Missoula, Montana this is a safe place for all Missoula County girls ages 9-18 that promotes healthy emotional, physical, and social development by encouraging healthy choices in physical activity and nutrition, while offering unique learning opportunities. * Seedlings of Change support AniMeals of Missoula, Montana by advertising on a recycling container, which is located at the Brooks Street Walmart parking lot. Funds collected from the recycling benefits AniMeals. * We also have our ongoing sustainable projects in Uganda; from farming, to providing safe drinking water as well as teaching sewing and knitting skills.

Target demographics: Seedlings of Change reach out to individuals, groups, and nonprofits in our local to global community to create win-win cooperative relationships.

Direct beneficiaries per year: Seedlings of Change honors’ everyone from all walks of life. Motivating individuals through positive action, inspiring individuals to share their gifts and talents through our educational outreach events, programs, and projects. We believe in the ripple effect; when children realize their self-worth, they share their esteem with the world. Equally true, when adults realize their self-worth, they have respect and show kindness our global community.

Geographic areas served: Seedlings of Change is located in Montana, US. We currently have projects in the US, Uganda, and Afghanistan

Programs: One of the programs we offer is “Bread for the Soul” mini grant. Seedlings of Change efforts bring positive change in our global community. Our “Bread for the Soul” mini-grant program is made possible by your monetary contributions and when you donate to Seedlings of Change you support our work, which is contributing toward a world of positive shared experiences and stewardship for future generations; a world that works for everyone!

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I first heard of Seedlings of Change through my sister, Joan Douma.
After reading Seedlings Mission Statement and investigating further, I signed on.
Seedlings of Change, under the guidance of Eveline contantly moves forward to touch people around the globe with many different projects.
We began work on the Global Harmony Quilt and asked for small bits of fabric from around the world. We were amazed at the response and interest and this beginning lead to the discovery of various other projects touching the world.
A couple of examples:
A group of quilters making quilts and donating them for the soldiers injured in the war.
A lawyer in a 3rd world country setting up a program to teach women who had been taken from their families and when they escaped, were not welcome back into the villages. A place was formed with a teacher to teach sewing. When the time was over, they got $100, a sewing machine, and fabric.
These 2 examples are just a part of the type of work that Seedlings of Change is in the midst of. Eveline constantly searches for more ways of bettering our world, one person or group at a time.
Seedlings of Change is a gift to all.
Sharon Emmett - Napa, California-USA

1 Kumud Singh

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been with this org. since the very beginning. I greatly identfy with its vision. Sowing seeds of harmony, tolerance and cultural bonding can ensure a better and peaceful world.


The cutural harmony quilt created by the members from all over the world is a heart-warming and wonderful example of vasudhaiva kutumbakam, ie., the vision of entire world as ONE family. It has paved the way and made us realise its possibility bringing us a step closure to its realisation.


It sows seeds of such bright and positive change so needed for us to survive and thrive. We owe it to Earth, to ourselves and to our children & the following generations.


I wish more seeds for strength & more success towards realisation of a better world.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I couldn't be more excited about Seedlings of Change! I like their support of grassroots involvement in community and the unique and creative projects and programs that make a positive difference around the country and globe. I have joined Seedlings of Change online community and though I have very limited computer and Internet access I am still able to support and volunteer.