Seedlings of Change
January 8, 2012
I was involved with Seedlings when it was just a dream of Eveline Maria Smith, the founder of Seedlings. We were on a trip together and made a special trip to Scotland, to Findhorn, to see how this organizatiion lived and maintained their aims for so many years, with Seedlings formation in mind. And in 2009 Seedlings of Change was founded and I have been on the Board of Directors since that time and work very closely with Eveline and the other members to try and make changes in the world that help to improve the lives of everyone and teach people that they, through their individual lifestyles and efforts, CAN make a difference. I am most proud of our mini-grant program which provides, after a detailed application, description of the group and a check in plan with Seedlings that follow through is apparent, small grants to local and international groups teaching children and adults, in projects, how to make changes in the environment. We have one in Africa, Thailand, several in Montana, and elsewhere and, although they are small amounts, $600 to $1,000, a lot is accomplished by each organization with our assistance. My hope is to be able to raise funds to continue to do more and larger mini-grants and continue to make a difference in our world because, to my mind, it is each one of us, making an effort and following through on our thoughts/actions that CAN make changes so sorely needed all over the globe. Thank you for the opportunity of sharing about Seedlings of Change. Sincerely, Joan Douma, Secretary, Board of Directors of Seedlings of Change.
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Seedlings of Change
January 7, 2011
I became acquainted with the founder of Seedlings before the nonprofit became a reality and encouraged and supported her goal to have this come into being. I was asked to be on the Board and I was proud to be a board member as I so believe in the general mindset and goals to improve our world, in any small way that is possible, and wanted to be an active part of this nonprofit and website. We have provided several mini-grants within the past year and a half, in various locations and helping various project, many of which involved children who are, as we know, the next leaders of our country. We continue to grow and our goal is to do all we can, as an organization, to bring peace, understanding and positive action and reinforcement to make our world a better place for all people to live in. We welcome all new members who have a similar interest and walcome you to join our nonprofit.
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Seeing, and meeting, a number of the people who are doing projects via our mini-grants and by personally knowing and respecting the founder of this Organization and all she is trying to accomplish.
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Simply attain new members, and improve the income streaming into the organization so that we can do even more to help people who have a similar interest.
Board Member & We provided mini-grants to small organizations.