Over 1.8 million nonprofits and charities for donors, volunteers and funders

2017 Top-Rated Nonprofit

Little Pearls

Claim This Nonprofit

More Info

Add to Favorites

Share this Nonprofit

Donate

Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arts & Culture, Film & Video

Mission: The mission of Little Pearls and its “tiny films” is to transform the world we all share, awakening authentic connection and compassionate action on behalf of humanity and all living beings.

Target demographics: viewers worldwide via our "tiny films" that open hearts & minds

Geographic areas served: the Asheville, NC area

Community Stories

98 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Gail45

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Linda puts her heart and soul into Little Pearls and it shows!!

1 Shane P.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been intimately involved with Little Pearls since it's inception. These short media pieces help to create understanding, empathy, and love for the many blessings we experience in our lives.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

In a world where bad news seems to be increasing exponentially Lil Pearls reveals the truth. And the truth is that not only is the world a good place, it is actually getting better. Bless these folks and the driving force behind this non-profit, the wonderful Linda McLean!

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

getting to the escence of issues, bringing a beautiful glass to help us see tiny significant moments, setting intention to keep it short and powerful....Little Pearls has excelled at these goals time and again. I look forward to many more topics undertaken by this non-profit.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been blessed to witness Linda, head and heart of Little Pearls in action. This woman has so much love and wisdom to give. It is beautiful to watch how many lives Linda touches in such a positive way. I had the gift of being able to help with the filming of one of the Pearls and everyone went above and beyond the call for such a great cause. It is rare to have the ability to capture such wisdom and heart in short films, I believe this is what Linda came to do. In our fast past world, we need uplifting media and Little Pearls is an apt name for these tiny films.

1 Annie28

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Little Pearls are delightful and inspirational. I often go back and revisit Little Pearls when I need a boost to my spirits or a reminder of what is important in life.

1 spaceholder

Client Served

Rating: 5

Little Pearls is one of the most heart-opening and effective nonprofits in our area. LOVE Little Pearls!

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Little Pearls has enlightened and inspired our community through positive tiny films. I have volunteered for several Little Pearls events. This non-profit is vital to our community for its positive pearls of wisdom and hope.

1

Board Member

Rating: 5

Little Pearls, "tiny films that open hearts and minds" is a non-profit that is close to my heart. It is so vital when the media is full of negitivity, fear and hate to have films that inspire authentic connection and compassion and for all living beings.

In the spring of 2011, I met with Linda McLean, Executive and Creative Director of the non-profit, Little Pearls. I resonated with Linda’s strong interest in using media as a consciousness-raising tool. I began a volunteer internship with Little Pearls in the summer of 2011 and was invited to serve on their Board of Directors in 2012.

Doing volunteer work with Little Pearls, I was able to visit several local recording and editing studios as Linda produced and directed several Dog Pearls. The Dog Pearls celebrate the wisdom and love of dogs. These beautiful Dog Pearls guide us through various life experiences such as joy, grief, love and loss. Little Pearls are usually only 30-60 seconds in length. The volunteer experience with Little Pearls helped me realize the power of a short film to connect, inspire and transform. Linda McLean continues to be a great friend and mentor. I am inspired with the compassionate intention and skill that goes into each short film.


Each film made by Little Pearls is a tiny gem that lovingly plants a seed of hope and change. Little Pearls skillfully explores universal themes that remind us of what truly matters and how we are all connected.

Most Little Pearls are only 30-60 seconds which are perfect for this fast paced world and easily shared on facebook and other social media.

Donna Ensor, Candler NC

1

Board Member

Rating: 5

The work of Little Pearls touches the heart and soul of many. They are inspiring little films that cover the range of joy, sadness, world disasters, important people to know about and dogs to admire and are for all ages. They convey many messages and can help people though difficult times as well as share lessons of compassion. I have watched them many, many times and am always moved through many emotions which often lead to tears of many kinds.

1

Donor

Rating: 5

Every month our restaurant raises money for a local non profit. For the last several years Little Pearls has been a focus of one of our drives. It is run by great people who do remarkable work impacting people with short inspirational films. I highly recommend them

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Little Pearls are uplifting videos that leave one with a smile. They're filled with love and hope, often not uttering one word to do so. They honor life.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 4

These short little pearls are, as far as I know, unique in concept and execution. Other reviewers here have beautifully described how they are designed to touch hearts and make an impact in the world. The fact that they have been offered to the world as a labor of love is a strength and a deep challenge. I trust that those who have seen any of these films have been impacted in wonderful ways, and I would love to see these films grace the screens of more theaters and viewers. And I would love to see the financial support for these little pearls to provide for a vibrantly healthy and sustainable endeavor!

1

Donor

Rating: 5

These stories open your heart, widen your perspective and bring joy to all who see them.

the stories capture the essence of compassion, joy, and wonder at the beauty of this life.

it tackles tough subjects with new eyes helping all think differently

I look at their videos for inspiration and uplifting. they are the best!

1

Donor

Rating: 5

Little Pearls is a genuine grassroots labor of love, providing touching and timely small films that inform, inspire and prompt people to think more compassionately about one another, creatures and the environment. The films are conceived, produced and shared on a shoestring budget and are remarkably beautiful.

1 Ranny L.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am a huge fun of Little Pearls whose commitment to creating short films that exemplify the best efforts of humanity and the animal kingdom are unsurpassed. This organization has produced these heart warming, meaningful videos that do more than inspire the human heart. They motivate one to reach inside oneself to step up to the plate and do something meaningful rather than check out by whatever means they so choose.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Little Pearls are tiny-yet-powerful films that have brought tears, laughter and a new way of seeing things to me and to so many others who have had the chance to experience them.

They can help to shift perspective by opening hearts and minds to the beauty that is everywhere in our lives. Openness to new ways of perceiving and being is SO needed in our world now.

Watching just a couple of these "Pearls" can bring me back to a sense of balance when I need that. They inspire me to be my best self. I wish the whole world could see them!

1

Advisor

Rating: 5

I got involved with Little Pearls after meeting its Executive Director, Linda McLean, during another project, Linda McCartney's USA Garland Appeal. We worked closely on the media display material I provided and art auction.



She then invited me to see one of their films, "Dr. Willie". I became a donor and Little Pearls allowed me to "adopt" the film for a year.



I was hooked. I had to see all of the rest of them. The film, "After the Storm" about Hurricane Katrina is a powerful statement regarding social justice. All of them have unique viewpoints.



When the Executive Director (ED) asked me to come to a focus group, I signed on. For the last two years I lived in Asheville, I gave thousands of dollars, hundreds of hours of time and advice. Even though I left 4 years ago, I am still in touch and give my advice on board governance, development, social media and other matters.

1

Board Member

Rating: 4

We were very moved by the Little Pearls sampler when we first saw it four or five years ago. There's been a long drought where not many new Pearls have been made -- I hope that 2011 will mark the end of that era!

1

Donor

Rating: 5

Little Pearls tell the stories of ordinary people who have done very special things for others or for the world, or, who have faced difficult challenges and rose to overcome them, or become better people, as the result of their struggles. These short videos are an inspiration every time I see one. They pack a maximum wallop in a minimum amount of time, and are excellent value for my donation to help with filming or screenings, or, for any idealistic person/organization trying to make this a better world for all humankind..