This past Saturday, we launched one of our most heartfelt campaigns called “Mobile Makeovers” on indiegogo! Simply put, we are aiming to raise funds to retrofit a 30 passenger bus and turn it into a mobile barbershop, closet, and shower to serve homeless individuals in the city of Atlanta, and under resourced communities.
In fact, the top five reasons we need your help getting this project off the ground is simple:
1) It will help us reach people who have no hope, and do not have a voice.
2) It will help us to restore dignity back to those who have been dehumanized or marginalized by poverty.
3) It will help us bring agencies, churches, and individuals together to do good in the city and love on people.
4) It will help us see total life change in the lives of those we serve that are ready to make that step!
5) It will help us educate more people about poverty, homelessness, and social ills that plague communities.
Above are real reasons why we feel we should take this bus and do something amazing with it to impact real people experiencing real problems. There are four ways you can get involved:
1) You can pray–pray that God blesses us to complete this project.
2) You can share–share the story of this project.
3) You can give-give toward our 50K goal by clicking the image.
4) You can serve–volunteer to serve to help us retrofit the bus.
Overall, we would just like to give our small token back to society in a major way.
This coming Saturday will be pretty huge for how we share love in the city! For the firs time, we will disperse to separate serve teams out into the city to serve both downtown and in College Park for Thanksgiving!
Not only will we have an opportunity to share love with those who are homeless, but we will also take love to under resourced families in College Park! We are calling this #loveonthego
This past Saturday, we encountered a little over 100 people on the campus of Ga Tech to preview our first film (Love in The Trenches)! It was an amazing experience. People stood around, engaged in conversation, looked at many of our art pieces, and got a chance to preview the film.
It was amazing because two minutes into the film, people instantly connected and started shedding tears. We all cried, laughed, and ultimately left inspired to make a difference in the world around us.
This coming Saturday (20th), a small group of fifteen leaders will visit our headquarters (in College Park), sit around tables in our idea room, and learn leadership, technology/communication, storytelling, and outreach lessons we’ve learned over the last 8 and a half months we’ve been around.
We are calling it leadersource 1.0 because we believe leaders should have small gatherings that teaches, trains, and resources them with vital information to do effective work in the 21st Century. Our passion is to create idea-based environments where leaders can study and have hands-on training… This type of environment is the best way for leaders to learn, and discover ideas that will help them in what God has called them to.
If we are honest, many leaders wrestle with (in the 21st Century):
- Not knowing their purpose.
- Not seeing themselves as having anything to contribute to this life.
- Thinking very little of themselves and not having access to the “secret sauce.”
- Not knowing how they are wired and where they win.
So…….Whether it be non-profit work, church work, or a start-up small business there are unique things can be gathered from open dialogue.
8 months ago, #lovebeyondwalls started a journey of serving people, taking the love of God to those without a voice, and doing all we could to restore hope back to people who are often times forgotten.
As we sat down to look at how far God has brought us, we came up with a simple infograph to show people a little of what we have done over the last 8 months, and how their donations have aided us in our outreach efforts.
This graphic not only serves as a reminder of how awesome God is, but as a signifier of what can happen when people get together to take #lovebeyondwalls
Yesterday (Labor Day), we recieved noticed that we won the September grant from the Awesome Foundation (Atlanta Chapter) for our #closetstrike campaign. We will use these resources to build closets for Title 1 students.
You can click the image below to read the story on their national site.