Follow these step by step instructions to vote. It only takes about 2 minutes, and will mean $10,000 worth of funding for our work!
STEP 1: Click the following link to open the projects page (and then return here to follow the rest of the instructions): http://projects.kindsnacks.com/
STEP 2: After opening the projects page, click on the blue “Log In” link (next to the words “Already have a project?“) and log in to Facebook.
STEP 3: Once you have logged in to Facebook, scroll down to find and click on Roots of Development’s project page.
STEP 4: Once you have gotten to our project page, click on the blue button that says “Vote with a Kind Act”
STEP 5: Then click on the pop-up window to like KIND on facebook. Another pop-up window will appear to let you choose a kind act to help register your vote for our project. Choose any kind act, make it a fun one!
STEP 6: THIS NEXT AND FINAL STEP IS REALLY IMPORTANT! After you have voted, the pop-up below will appear. If you click on each of the three buttons to share on your facebook page, on your twitter page and via email…you can earn us three extra votes!!
You will know that all your votes have counted when you see the screen below:
With your help we can win this…thanks for your vote and for spreading the word!
Happy New Year! Roots has a lot of exciting activities planned for 2014…get the full scoop in this month’s video update! Be sure to help us kick off the year right by winning $10,000 from the KIND company. Click here: http://projects.kindsnacks.com/project/fighting-poverty-one-community-at-a-time/ to visit our project page, and learn what this $10,000 will fund. See the instructions below and vote, vote, vote!
This year, we are joining the #Giving Tuesday movement to raise money for a very exciting initiative for our Haitian community partner, APDAG. This community group has an incredible opportunity to purchase a large GMC box truck that will serve as a critical step on their path to independence. This truck will significantly reduce costs for construction and development projects that they carry out on the island, including: clean water facilities, home-building projects, community centers and more. Just as exciting, this truck will allow the group bring in revenue on a regular basis (by providing paid services to residents and groups on the island) that will sustainably finance their development efforts and reduce their dependence on outside sources of funding. As an added benefit, this truck will make transportation and shipment of goods and inventory much more accessible to the women’s group, GFDAG, as they continue to grow their community business.
A purchase like this would typically incur significant costs to import, process through customs and ship from the mainland, but this truck is already on the island and was being sold for $15,000. APDAG spoke with the seller, and he agreed to reduce the cost to $12,000, recognizing the extra benefits it would provide to the community. We have had two incredibly generous institutional partners, Seven Hills Global Outreach, and The Rotary Club of Putnam, Connecticut commit to donating $5,000 to kick off this campaign. NOW is where all of you come in…we need to raise the difference to help APDAG buy this truck and we need the support of everyone we can reach. Visit https://www.crowdtilt.com/campaigns/trucking-towards-independence to give to this important initiative and share with your friends, family, colleagues and your whole social network!
Whole Foods Market has partnered with Roots of Development to create and sell an Empower Haiti reusable shopping bag. At $2.99 a bag, and 100% of the proceeds now going to Roots of Development, this initiative means a great deal of support for our current projects. Bags were first seen in stores throughout the Mid-Atlantic about a year ago. The last and final push began a week ago with 42 stores across the region offering them until they sell out (“while supplies last”). We encourage you to pick up a bag or two if you live around one of those 42 locations listed below. They are great to shop with, great for carrying food items to a friend or neighbor’s house, or great for giving a thoughtful gift to someone you love.
If your local Whole Foods does not carry our Empower Haiti bag, you can purchase one at Roots’ online store. Our online special is offering five bags for $15 dollars (meaning, free shipping). Spread the word! Invite friends and family to purchase a few bags for the season…for Halloween candy, groceries, leftover Thanksgiving food to bring home, or even for gifting food donations to local churches or soup kitchens.
The 42 Whole Foods stores carrying our Empower Haiti bags:
Alexandria (Old Town)
Falls Church (Tyson’s Corner)
Richmond (Short Pump)
Cleveland (Cedar Center)
Columbus (Ohio State)
Baltimore (Harbor East)
Rockville (White Flint)
Philadelphia (South Street)
Philadelphia (20th Street)