I will be assisting with communications and fundraising for the Lakota Waldorf School and their current capital campaign.
Located in southwestern South Dakota, the Lakota Waldorf School (LWS) is an independent, nonsectarian, and tuition-free school serving children, Grades K-8, living on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.
Our mission is to provide a Waldorf Education integrated with a Lakota language and culture program that helps Lakota children:
Our long-term vision is that LWS empowers some of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged children in the country to create positive futures for themselves, their communities, and beyond. And that our indigenous mission serves as a source of cultural and social renewal to the people of the Great Oglala Nation.
To learn more about this amazing program, please visit: https://lakotawaldorfschool.org/
Passing this on for my friend and high school alum, Jamie Riley. We grew up right outside of Alpine Valley, WI, where I saw my first Dead show. Purchasing this is amazing print helps to assist Jamie in supporting his partner, Jennifer Stokes, who is bravely working to heal Pseudotumor Cerebri (aka Intercranial Hypertension) and a myriad of other associated illnesses (seehttp://www.gofundme.com/beating-brain-surgery). Jamie has had to miss work to care for Jennifer and their four boys, and is slowly releasing his amazing photographic prints to help with their mounting medical bills. From Jamie:
“One from my vault... Commemorating 50 years of touring and playing incredible live shows around the world, I've dug into my film archives and created this unique montage of two back to back images I made at one of the Alpine Valley concerts while shooting for the Walworth Times Newspaper in the late 80's. These negatives have been scanned at a very high resolution and are beautifully rendered on 13x19 Epson paper and archival ink by me in my home studio. 500 signed and numbered copies are all that will be created. $75.00 plus shipping & handling.”
You can contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org. I got #1---get yours!
Only blessings and happy trails,
One of my new clients is Helping Hands Around the World, led by their Executive Director, Agbora Naanee (based in Portland, OR). Your tax deductible donation helps provide an education (and meals) to impoverished children in Biara, Nigeria. Agbora has been shouldering financing the Dookue Memorial School alone, and I will collaborate with him on grant writing and fundraising to expand this important project. Contact info is below, and please feel free to share on your FB pages! G-d bless!
More than 900 million people around the world – including many in our community – are hungry. Fighting hunger and malnutrition is very important to me! So ... I'm doing something about it. I am walking in the Eugene/Springfield CROP Hunger Walk – and I need your help. CROP Hunger Walks help provide food, water and other resources that empower people to meet their own needs. You can make a BIG difference. Please visit my online personal web page (see link below), where you can make a secure donation. Your gift can help save someone's life!
Thank you! Ahavah
I have found that investing in myself in the realm of education and learning, has one of the greatest paybacks for me, my family, friends, and community. So it is with great excitement that I have decided to pursue the Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management at U of O this fall. I am finding myself more and more drawn to the nonprofit world and feel that this certificate will shore up and strengthen my skill-set. I am psyched to go back to school (yet again)! http://pppm.uoregon.edu/grad/nonprofit
Author: Ahavah Oblak
Mother, Jewish, Nonprofit Advocate, educator, grant writer, curriculum developer, dual US/Israel citizen, friend, dancer, lover of life.