STAND, and Be True with ANV
As you may know, I am a big reader. I love reading everything. Articles, blog posts, but my favorite are books. Fiction, to be exact. I'm the type of person who learns best by parable. A story with a moral at the end.
Of the thousands of books that I've read, no book has altered the way I see the world and my mission than Stephen King’s Dark Tower series. There is a timely theme throughout the books that speaks to me of what we, as individuals, as a community, as a nation must do:
"Stand, and Be True".
For me, this quote embodies all that we are striving for at Acta Non Verba. It keeps us focused on our values, goals, and community. It challenges us to be brave in the face of adversity, racism, sexism, homophobia, xenophobia, and ableism. While "Deeds, Not Words" is our name and vision, "Stand, and Be True" is the beating heart of who we are.
The election has re-opened a throbbing wound threatening lasting damage to our children, families, and communities, and to our lands and waterways that have been our lifeblood for eons. A clarion call was what was really needed, a reminder that ANV will Stand, and Be True.
Will you Stand, and Be True to the values and actions both you and ANV hold dear, and help us reach our $20,000 goal, by making a generous donation today or starting your own fundraising campaign for ANV and sharing 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 the power – please donate today.
Standing in Power,
Kelly Carlisle, 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.
Do you want to do even more good deeds?
Why not start your own crowdfunding campaign for Acta Non Verba – it’s easy!
(1) Click on “Create a Fundraising Page” above right and create your account.
(2) Personalize you page and your connection to ANV - why do you love about ANV and what are you going to do to help raise funds for ANV? Will you run a marathon? Will you host a dinner? Or will you just ask your friends and family to give generously to something you love? Be creative and have fun! Want to learn how to be an effective fundraiser - click here! Or click on one of the other fundraisers' pages to see how they are standing with ANV.
(3) Use the social media "Share" button to tell your networks about your fundraising campaign and how you need their support to reach your goal. Call and email friends and family and be sure to share the summary from your page and the link to donate.
(4) Thank your networks for giving and supporting ANV and keep sharing your campaign until you reach your fundraising goal!