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Little Pearls

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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

12 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Donor

Rating: 5

This nonprofit visually encourages, enriches, and inspires. In watching these everyday stories, I am encouraged to look for them in my community and honor them. The composition, filming and musical scoring is wonderful!

1

Donor

Rating: 5

Little Pearls is a brilliant non-profit that produces brief little messages from the heart that touch your soul. These little gems are a reflection of the executive director and co-founder, a woman of both intelligence and deep compassion who understands that the world needs these little films. I wholeheartedly agree.

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

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

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..

1 Priestley

Donor

Rating: 5

Little Pearls' short films is an art form that seeks to enlighten, engage, lift and strengthen. They are films that educate, inspire, and draw deep on emotions. I especially love the dog pearls, because animals sheltering and rescue are my passion. To see the dogs romping in open fields with such great joy, and also to see "Spirit Dog" about those who have left us, was an amazing experience. I watched them over and over, and I will do so again, especially when I or a friend loses a beloved pet. The director of Little Pearls, Linda McLean, is one of the most soulful, spiritual, gracious and loving people I know. I treasure her and respect her work. She is one of the main reasons I contribute to Lillte Pearls.

1 Danaji

Donor

Rating: 5

Over the years, I've been involved in many non-profit organizations. It's hard to put my finger on what - specifically - is different about Little Pearls. Really, it's not just one thing, but many.

Starting with its founders. Two amazing women with a vision.
Two creative, generous souls who saw the need for more positive messages in a trepidatious world

I've had the wonderful opportunity to befriend them both and to spend time with, assist, and observe Linda McClean, the amazingly dedicated, hardworking director. I bear witness to the long hours and selfless perseverance she contributes to this beautiful organization every...single...day.

With tireless and irrepressible devotion, she takes our positive visions and shapeshifts them into works of art - short enough to fit any media slot, with so much beauty that they bring tears to the eyes of children of all ages. (My mom, who's 88, will attest to that!)
Tears - happy, caring tears - in our eyes - through which we are able to catch a glimpse of a better future.
I've had the opportunity to be part of the creative process and to witness - from the brainstorming of an idea to the finishing touches - the creation of a Pearl. What a gift!

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

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

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

Donor

Rating: 5

I represent a small foundation that has the fundamental mission of supporting "life enhancing" efforts. Our grantees span a spectrum from animal rescue to environmental advocacy and spirituality. Little Pearls was one of our earliest grant recipients, chosen for the exceptionally powerful voice it gives to the spirit of wonder and the gentle charge it makes to each of us to be aware and to take responsibility for our part in protecting all the little pearls of our lives. Beverly Johnston, Blessings Project Foundation