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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

111 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

In a world plagued by big problems, we sometimes convince ourselves that there's nothing we can really do to solve them. "Little" solutions, however, are sometimes exactly what the situation calls for. Little Pearls makes small films that make a huge difference in peoples' perceptions and attitudes. Through Little Pearls, those otherwise "big" problems begin to melt away. I urge your support of this wonderful organization.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

They helped me undstand all the things that go into making a 10mim tv spot.

1

Donor

Rating: 5

Singing dogs. Baby owls. School children. Gentle-spirited farmers reaching out to other farmers. A young woman who, even disabled, has learned to dance. An old woman whose rich laughter speaks of an equally rich life. Each pearl is part of a long and lovely string of pearls that has, is, and will continue to touch and enrich lives. Mine included.

These tiny films, crafted with such loving artistry, are gifts to a world longing to believe in something better.

1 Karen H.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a professor who teaches environmental and cultural studies, I use Little Pearls to demonstrate that positive storytelling is vital to creating sustainable and just futures. Little Pearls 'mini-films' are successful in creating powerful storylines and images within a very short time frame. The films remind us what is important in life, and in our communities, including how animals are part of our communities. I believe that, with additional financial support, Little Pearls should be produced with subtitles in many languages so that others around the world can enjoy them. [perhaps not the Sept 11 Pearls.]

Little Pearls are important sources of light, joy and hope in a world that often seems too dark, especially for young people.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Little Pearls opens the hearts and souls of all who see the beautiful, love-filled vignettes. In a world where bad news rules, Little Pearls offers the flip side to the sadness - and makes us all believe in the power of love.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Little Pearls has done a great job of reaching out to the folks who live in Western North Carolina and touching their hearts and minds through their compelling short videos.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

LIttle Pearls so exquisitely offer quick, delightful, entertaining vignettes to re-align us with basic values centering around love. This organization deserves to grow and grow!

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Little Pearls produces incredible public service announcements that drop a “pearl of wisdom” on a world that often spins in chaos. They remind us of important social issues that need human care and concern. I love this organization and the beauty they share with so many.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Little Pearls is wonderful! The messages are so inspiring. They are important reminders of the special things in life. Just to name a few: love, being of service, generosity and kindness. The Pearl about the little dog who helps children read made me cry. How sweet! And what a wonderful teaching that we can all give something, no matter what obstacles we face in life. Everyone I have shared Little Pearls with has felt joy in their hearts as a result of viewing them. What could be more important than that?

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been loving Little Pearls - the folks who make it happen and the Pearls themselves - for several years now. The time and energy and thought put into the concept and production of every Pearl is amazing and so is the result. Any and all ways to get these Pearls in front of more people should be a top priority - they spread hope, joy, love and the clarity of why we all should be so ever grateful for what and who we have in our lives on this beautiful planet. These Pearls are precious, but they need not be rare. More Pearls for everyone, I say!

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

With so many advertisers shouting for attention visual media can feel like something to tolerate at best, and survive at worst. Little Pearls turns all of that upside down. When I first saw "Farmer to Farmer" I felt such pride and gratitude for American farmers who represented the best of all of us to their British counterparts at a time of deep concern. When "Child to Child: Heart to Heart" aired after 9/11, this message offered healing, hope and a simple reminder of our connectedness as a national community. I'm honored to be a supporter of Little Pearls and am confident that with more financial resources, Little Pearls can make a Big Difference.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I just watched three Little Pearls and I feel like I've been to church! Uplifted and connected to the world and others. So much that's so good in such a small treasure. I watched Great Katie and read one of Glenis Redmond's excellent poems. Then I watched Spirit Dog. And then Child to Child Heart to Heart. A nice balance of connection to the natural world, connection to history and connected to other humans living right now. I'm going to go and watch some more after I finish typing this. I'm going to share them with the children in my life.

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

My heart is ever and always opened wider each time I experience a new Little Pearl! The world is a much brighter place and I am a more evolved human bee~ing that is part of the dance of life from having these windows of light streamed into my consciousness. Thank you Linda from the bottom of my heart to the top!

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Day-to-day life can be fraught with difficulty or it can be filled with positive glimpses into goodness and light. Little Pearls reminds me that there is good everywhere, that the world is, indeed, about Loving and Accepting who we are and are not and who others are and are not. Having a bad day? Pull up a "Pearl" or two and smile your cares away.

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

You've heard of public service spots? Little Pearls are public uplift spots. They surprise with their authentic messages of love, understanding, and communication -- in contrast to the sales-rush and truth-distortion of many ads. They're a breath of fresh perspective.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Little Pearls provides a visual medium for inspiring and thought provoking cinema that will add to you day and life. I've had the honor of sharing these little films with hundreds of families in the Asheville and surrounding area. Thank you for the vision to provide these "Little Pearls". As Tony the Tiger says they are grrrrreat!

1

Donor

Rating: 5

Once our world was totally filled with commercials that were self serving and xxxx. Now thanks to "Little Pearls" we can breathe a little easier, not feel bad about looking for the good in people, and take a moment to enjoy and enrich our hearts and souls. The art work and cinematography are breathtaking, the message clear...love each other, from the heart, harm no one or thing and cultivate peace.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

When I first experienced the "sampler" of Little Pearls I was moved to tears and inspired so deeply that I felt compelled to find a way to support this incredible organization. The vision of these heart-opening pieces being on television gave me hope that not only could that media be uplifted, but also the hearts and minds of millions, just as mine had been. The sensitivity, awareness, and deep compassion reflected in the themes and production of each little pearl leaves the one watching profoundly present, moved to a sense oneness with all creation. If ever there was an effort worth supporting, Little Pearls is it!

1

Donor

Rating: 5

I am moved by the work of this organization. Its video shorts are like commercials for...well, for all of the things that should have commercials but don't. They are reminders of the special people and emotions in our lives that don't have their own endowments, special interests or campaigns. Ironically, there just isn't any profit in lifting up friends and emotions strictly for their own sake.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been so impressed with the clear intention, dedication and creativity of the two founders of this amazing project! They were both inspired by their dreams and have managed to effect change in the hearts and minds of any who have viewed their short, but oh so powerful little films. Perhaps change is not the right word, because what these little masterpieces do is touch a part of us which has so often been buried under the weight of the "news" that we are bombarded with. They speak to the part of us that resonates to love rather than fear. The variety of films they have produced so far on such a limited budget attests to the vast potential of Little Pearls if properly funded. Messages sent from children in NC to children who lost parents in the 911 attacks... messages from farmers in NC to those in Great Britain during the "mad cow" epidemic .... pearls about animal rehabilitation, kids playing violins while their dog "sings" along...pearls about the wonder of a baby and the beauty of the aged ... you must go to the web site and view them all!!