Happy Holidays from ANV! You may already read our emails and our letter calling on you to celebrate five years of Acta Non Verba (#5YearsofDeeds) by being with us as we “Stand, and Be True”, a favorite quote of mine from Stephen King’s Dark Tower series and a timely theme that speaks to me of what we, as individuals, as a community, and as a nation must do.
And you have responded – helping us raise 10% of our $20,000 goal in the first 5 days of December! Thank you! But we have much further to go to be brave in the face of adversity, racism, sexism, homophobia, xenophobia, and ableism and adhere to our credo of “Deeds, Not Words”. Will YOU STAND with Us and donate before Dec. 31 and match the funds already donated?
We know you are stretched this year – there are many important causes and amazing organizations deserving your money, time, and support. We are privileged to collaborate with some of them including Hope Collaborative, Project Access, and Communities for a Better Environment – please check them out. We are all in this together and more powerful for it.
But if you want to continue to support Oakland kids’ potential and their right to eat healthy food, connect to nature, and access opportunities to chart brighter futures, we hope you will unlock YOUR power and help ANV reach our $20,000 goal – make a generous donation today or start your own fundraising campaign for ANV and share it with your friends and family.
With your belief in our vision, your conviction in our mission, your deeds and words, ANV will continue to host our seasonal holiday camps, provide healthy produce where there is little access, bring kids out into nature, hire from a community where jobs are scarce, pay living wages to our staff, and, most importantly, resist against hate, exploitation, and inequity in all of its forms. We will nurture every child we encounter, knowing each has the same potential as any one of us. And that our dedication to exposing our children to a myriad of positive experiences will unlock their inherent power. The power to Stand. And Be True.
YOU HAVE THAT POWER – please donate today so we can reach our goal by DEC. 31!
Standing in Power,
Founder and Executive Director
P.S. Help us reach our $20,000 campaign goal by Dec. 31 by digging deep and making a donation today. You can even join my own personal fundraising campaign – “Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough” (Self-Care) – where I am modeling wellness and self-care for myself and my team by hiking (like with my daughter – see right), reading, taking lunch breaks and much more. Read more and donate to help me reach my $2,000 goal for Acta Non Verba. That’s just 10% of our overall organizational goal!