My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Benevolence Farm, Graham, NC, USA
Tanya Jisa, Founder and Executive Director of Benevolence Farm, inspires me. After reading a New York Times article about the high incarceration rates of women across the country she was distraught by the issue as anyone reading the article would be. We all are often moved by such issues but how often does someone become so moved that they do something about it? Today Tanya is taking inspiring actions to combat the issue of mass incarceration of women in the state of North Carolina. By creating her non-profit Benevolence Farm, Tanya will provide transitional housing for women coming out of prison that will provide them with a place to live as well as the opportunity to work on a farm where they will grow food, nourish self, and foster community.
I give to Benevolence Farm by giving my time as a student volunteer. As a Human Services major my classes have prepared me to help Benevolence Farm with their different administrative needs as they prepare to open their doors to women throughout North Carolina who are leaving the prison system. It is meaningful to me to give my time to an organization that I know will change the futures of women leaving incarceration throughout the state.