The Giving Tree
Organized by: Shanta Sundarason
We would like to ask that you consider becoming one of our 2016 Corporate Sponsors. As a sponsor you will receive: • Logo and brand recognition at all our events • Media awareness through articles written about The Giving Tree. • Knowledge that your contribution is helping this generation make a difference and become good local and global citizens We have various events planned over the next 10 months. In order to make these programs a reality we need your help. There are various levels of sponsor- ship we are looking for and hope you will be willing to help with at least one of these initiatives. • $5000 - Funding to bring a speaker to a community event in May 2016(We will be happy to supply you with the details). This event will attract City wide publicity, interest and attendance. • $3000 - Funds the rental of our meeting space, The Stiver Mill, for the school year. This will give all our children a safe warm space to meet each week. • $1000 - Funds a professional speaking coach to train our children in the area of public speaking. • $5000 - Funds a community art project that will be built at the Unionville Bandstand in May 2016. This project will attract nation wide publicity. • $6000 will fund all our members to attend a weekend away at a Social Justice Camp
The Giving Tree
Founder: Shanta Sundarason
WHO WE ARE?
At the heart of all our work is the belief that when we act together, we change the world. That belief is driving a movement to shift the world from “me” to “we”. It’s a movement led by a generation that acts with intention and leads with compassion and conviction to improve our local and global communities. For us, WE is many voices coming together to empower a world where every person has a chance to be heard. WE is embracing adventure, exploring the planet and making choices that have a positive impact on tomorrow. WE is making sure that every action we take is one with purpose, because we know our future is created by what we do today. Through our program we will give young leaders the resources to dive into service learning through the causes that spark their interest. Our activities are designed to help students focus on developing their core skill sets. One of the greatest gifts you can give your child is the opportunity to help someone else. Raising your child to be compassionate isn’t just good for your family—it’s good for the world. We know from experience that small actions can make a big difference when it comes to a child’s grades and self-esteem, but also their confidence in tackling problems in their local and global communities. WHAT WE DO The students will be guided by our volunteers and will get in depth instruction in the following areas: Argument Information Information Literacy Leadership Skills Organization Action Planning Research and Writing Critical Thinking Reflection OUR YEAR OF ACTION October –WE CELEBRATE - WE DAY! November – WE SCARE HUNGER December – WE ARE THE GIVING TREE February – WE BAKE FOR ACTION March – WE CREATE CHANGE April – WE VOLUNTEER NOW May – WE STEP UP June – WE STAND TOGETHER I am open to hosting any young adult in our group who is 10 years or older. Our meetings are held in the Stiver Mill each week. We will have instruction by volunteer speakers where possible and the students will have time to work on their current projects amongst themselves. Together we will bring out the good in each other. Sincerely, Shanta Shanta Sundarason