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SEEDS OF HOPE charity launch

Organized by: Steven Holtz

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THE STORY:

Seeds of Hope

Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people. . . (Galatians 6: 9-10)

MY MISSION: To launch a specialty farming operation and mentoring ministry for young men with special needs. The benefits of this ministry would be twofold:

1. Job skills training and career opportunities for disadvantaged, disabled or mildly autistic young men

2. Organically-grown produce provided to food pantries and hunger relief ministries free of charge

The ministry model would include micro-farming operations (dedicated to growing organic produce and gourmet specialty items), community garden plots, and a seasonal fresh-air market. To generate ongoing revenue, Seeds of Hope would offer specific landscaping services (tilling, aerating, weeding, dirt and mulch delivery/ spreading, leaf removal and firewood delivery/stacking) for local residences, churches and businesses, as well.

Seeds of Hope will hire and train young men who might otherwise struggle to secure and maintain employment in traditional entry-level positions. Most retail, warehouse, and general labor jobs and trades take place in hectic, harried and/or harsh workplace environments with co-workers who are often unaware of the special concerns and sensitivities of disabled, autistic, or otherwise vocationally-challenged employees. SOH will strive to create a positive, cooperative work environment with a highly-structured training program and steady-paced weekly work schedule.

By offering vocational training, life skills coaching and faith-based mentoring, Seeds of Hope will provide jobs (and, hopefully, careers) for these young men, as well as opportunities for personal, social and spiritual growth. In addition, these young men will have the added benefit of knowing they are doing meaningful work as their farming labor produces food for the hungry. All Seeds of Hope employees will be encouraged to serve at least 4 times each year at one of the food pantries or hunger relief ministries supplied with SOH micro-farm produce.

$4,285

 

2% Raised of $240,000 Goal

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  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • the Horne family

    $25

  • Mike & Michelle

    $50

  • Barbara and Joe Cresta

    $10

  • The Sparacio family

    $10

  • The McCrory Family

    $50

  • Brad H.

     

  • Cselli Family

    $50

  • Bledsoe Family

    $10

  • V Kruse

     

  • Judy Ubry and Deb Schaltegger

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Peggy and Rich Schaltegger

    $500

  • Joe & Bobbie

    $40

  • Melissa Gray

    $1,000

  • Phil Rutherford

    $20

  • Justin Schulze

    $30

  • Ronnie

    $10

  • Carrie Gnatovic Manning

    $25

  • NaNa and Pastor Clem

    $100

  • Lisa Schreiber

    $10

  • Mark & Jill Kendrat

    $100

  • Susie Barrto

    $50

  • Gretchen & Scott Zelinski

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Judy Frankland

     

  • Tim & Lisa Weber

    $50

  • Kruse Asset Management

    $250

  • Rob & Kyoung-Hi

    $200

  • Brian & Julianne Fogt

    $100

  • Brittney and Eric Schoeberlein

    $100

  • Marc & CIndy Stansifer

    $25

  • Carl & Shauna Hauert

     

  • kristini-bellini

    $20

  • Karis and Austin Fogt

    $10

  • Lisa & Jon Abrahamson

    $100

  • Abby Luchtenburg

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Beth Lawinger

    $50

  • Michael Murphy

     

  • Tristan cartman Galler

     

  • Namma

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • The Gannon Family

    $135

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Organized by

Steven Holtz

This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.

Donor Comments

The Gannon Family

The Gannon Family

DONATION: $135

To our friends that make us feel like family! May God Bless your journey! 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $500

2 years ago

Namma

Namma

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Tristan cartman Galler

Tristan cartman Galler

Happy 12th Kyle! 3 years ago

Michael Murphy

Michael Murphy

Happy birthday Kyle! 3 years ago

Beth Lawinger

Beth Lawinger

DONATION: $50

For my friend Wendy and her amazing family, XOXO loads of love for you all 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

We love you and are praying for God's provision and direction! Love the ministry name you picked! 3 years ago

Abby Luchtenburg

Abby Luchtenburg

DONATION: $25

This is so wonderful. Can't wait to see how the Lord works through this! 3 years ago

Lisa & Jon Abrahamson

Lisa & Jon Abrahamson

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Karis and Austin Fogt

Karis and Austin Fogt

DONATION: $10

Love you guys! ❤️ 3 years ago

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