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Thank you 2016!.
As part of a vow and dreamvision that is at the basis of my art and life, I am so grateful to have been able to pulse out a record number (for me) of 10%s to special causes and intitiatives in 2016! I believe in the accumulating power of all our small positive actions...and so while I'm here on this planet, no matter what, and in whatever small way, I vow to be part of a nourishing rain on as many beautiful endeavors as possible to help them grow. <3 Let there be thousands of us, reaching out to millions- wherever needed
Please take a look and join me in crowdfunding any of these that move you if you can! And with Determination, the 2017 Wishlist is now underway!

UNHCR United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees for Syria Crisis
Simple As Socks (Victoria Booth project for NYC homeless)(packages of socks sent 2x)
Mercy Corps for Syrian Refugees
East End Cares Direct Relief Project for refugees in Greece
Beauty for Ashes Project-Nicaragua
Laura Rozenberg's IndieGoGo for OrigamiHouse Museum in Uruguay
Fabretto/NICA Hope (again) -Nicaragua
Camino Nuevo -Nicaragua
Manna Project International (Nicaragua and Ecuador)
Vive Boriken Puerto Rico skatepark mural project with Arte o Muerte
Local Stephen Talkhouse fundraiser for Ecuador
Vive Boriken Mural Project Puerto Rico
GoFundMe Fundraiser for Cherylann Hawk support and recovery
SWALE floating foodforest Kickstarter by Mary Mattingly
Artist as Culture Producer Book Tour By Sharon Louden
Shinnecock Youth Council GoFundMe Campaign
OLA of Eastern Long Island
Vive Boriken No ashes in Panuelas campaign Puerto Rico
Sobornost for the World Foundation (again) raffle donation +
South Fork Natural History Museum
GoFundMe campaign for Richard Makepeace
Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center
Made by Survivors Raise the Roof Campaign (again) (Crowdrise campaign this time for third floor)
GlobalGiving: Centro COMParte: training, jobs & peace in Bogota
GoFundMe Fundraiser for Cherylann Hawk support and recovery again
Audubon Society
Malala Fund for girls education worldwide in honor of Malala's Birthday (July12)
Radios:A Lifeline to Safety for Nicaraguan Women through MADRE
GoFundMe campaign: Airfare to China for scholarship/Chris Bullock
Islip Arts Museum's New York Contemporary Arts Symposium for Chilean Artist Residencies support
GoFundMe Help the Boys and Girls Club of Standing Rock (2x)
Sankalpa Art Journeys again
Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Center- Help Save Our Deer
Not For Sale Campaign
The Retreat Domestic Violence Services
Fundraiser to help Stephanie Cerezo with her beloved Pearl's paralysis treatments
Corinne Morgan's Running fundraiser for St.Jude's Children's Hospital
Rapha House Safe houses and recovery for victims of human trafficking
The Nature Conservancy
Wikipedia Foundation
Ocean Conservancy
Sierra Club
Trees Water People for Help after Hurricane Matthew in Haiti
MercyCorps (again) (Syria, Sudan, Haiti after Hurricane Matthew, etc)
Buddha's Smile School through Amistad International (again)
GoFundMe for M.Yamilka's trip with supplies to StandingRock
Build Change Hurricane Matthew Relief through Global Giving
Barefoot College (again)
Mata Traders Dressember fundraiser for the A21 Campaign and International Justice Mission to end human trafficking
WSHU.org Public Radio NPR and Classical
Girls Garage Scholarships (and a big thank you to those who joined me in donating to Girls Garage for my birthday wish this year!:)

Donations List 2015
Donations List 2014
Donations List 2013
Donations List 2012
Donations List 2011
Donations List 2010
Donations List 2006,2007
Donations List 2002,2003,2004,2005
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2013 10% Donations List (now complete)

As part of a vow that is at the heart of my art and life (and the 10%Club)....since 2002...I try to continuously channel 10% of what comes to me back out into the world to nurture positive projects that move me and help others. Microphilanthropy. Not huge amounts...but small amounts that make a difference in the big picture..given with love and hope...as often as possible.

As the years comes to a close I look back and take stock of all I'm grateful for...I am perhaps almost always most grateful that I was able to do a little something to help support and sustain these wonderful organizations and initiatives that are doing work we need done in the world. It feels really...REALLY good. I hope that each year allows me to channel more and more...as there are so many other ones I am looking forward to being able to help in any small (or LARGE!) way..as well as more donations for those I am already connected to. May 2014 enable even bigger and more constant pulses of nourishment for all. !!

2013 Donations:

Sankalpa Art Journeys for life education center and supplies
PCPP Tanzania Community Library #13-621-006
Buddha's Smile School India through Amistad International in honor of artist Erica Harris
John Lundin Emergency Appeal
World Wildlife Fund for Rhino conservation
Operation Saving Grace- GoFundMe for Debbie Gleason
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society for Kenneth Wheaton
South Fork Natural History Museum
Stories from Roatan Kickstarter campaign
Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center
IndieGogo FGM Islip International Arts Residency Fellowships Campaign
Universal Peace Wheel informational sign for Elko Peace Park
The Emancipation Network/made By Survivors "Build a Forever Home" Free Forever campaign (crowdrise)
The Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs http://afop.org/health-safety/national-pesticide-safety/
IndieGogo campaign for Duran Rivera's Danger-Squad comicbook
PCPP Powerful Peruvian Women 2014 #13-527-026
Catalytic Communities annual fundraiser
MercyCorps for Syria
Travel fund for PhD Graduation in Thailand / Linda Eggleston http://www.gofundme.com/499stc
Growcology Fund/Seeds the Game/Community Foundation: https://www.thecommunityfoundation.net/how-to-give/donor-resources/donor-resources/27-funds/designated/154-growcology-fund
http://www.kiva.org/lend/620500 Los Tuices Group- Guatemala- sewing
Artist Sharon Louden's Kickstarter for booktour: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1475604075/living-and-sustaining-a-creative-life-book-tour
Eric Zimmerman, Colleen Macklin and John Sharp's Kickstarter for MetaGame: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2093152267/the-metagame-discuss
Sobornost orphanage programs-education wishlist Sobornost for the World (again)
Fistula Foundation(again) http://www.fistulafoundation.org/
National Audubon Society http://www.audubon.org/

And a very special thank you to my dear friends who donated to my December 2013 Birthday Wish, raising $230 for Orphans to Ambassadors http://www.orphanstoambassadors.org/ !!! THANK YOU!!! :)


Donations List 2014
Donations List 2012
Donations List 2011
Donations List 2010
Donations List 2006,2007
Donations List 2002,2003,2004,2005
Dera Library pcpp1
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Avalo 1000 Hands image with notes

Taking stock of 2012 and as always most grateful that I was able to do something in these small but so important ways....channeling 10%s from art sales to as many wonderful causes and projects that I can to help co-create the world I wish to see for all of us and the next generations. I am determined in 2013 to fuel even larger and more constant pulses of support and love across the globe! Please help water any and all of these beautiful seeds/links below if you can. And a Huge thank you to the art collectors and friends whose support and purchase of artworks big and small in 2012 helped nourish me and these hopeful ripples!<3

2012 Donations
United Families for Sudan Women's Empowerment Project
John Lundin book project fundraiser: Journey to the Heart of the World
UORDP orphans Uganda (again) http://givemn.razoo.com/story/Uordp
Team in Training (ken wheaton) for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
PCPP Community Youth Library and Resource Center/CAPE VERDE: https://www.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=donate.contribute.projDetail&projdesc=655-029 (this project was cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. I reallocated those funds to: PCPP Community Library/ Dominican Republic: https://www.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=donate.contribute.projDetail&projdesc=517-490
PCPP Medical Waste Incinerator/ Ethiopia (!!!??:(?!!!)https://www.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=donate.contribute.projDetail&projdesc=663-022
PCPP Learning Center: Friends of Peace https://www.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=donate.contribute.projDetail&projdesc=515-217
Orphans to Ambassadors (again) for 2012 projects
Healthy Kids Grow Community Farm and classes IndiGogo project/ Illinois: http://www.indiegogo.com/healthykidsgrow
Sobornost for the World Foundation (again)
La Isla Foundation/ Nicaragua: http://laislafoundation.org/La_Isla/Home.html
Healing Hands of Joy (for Fistula patients): http://www.healinghandsofjoy.com/
PCPP Beyond the Blackboard: School Library Establishment Project- Benin: https://donate.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=donate.contribute.projDetail&projdesc=680-240
PCPP Computers for a Sustainable Future for the Students of Vanuatu 461-052 https://donate.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=donate.contribute.projDetail&projdesc=461-052 http://lynnovermyer.tumblr.com/post/109101881913/power-up-connecting-our-high-school-to-it
PCPP School Building Project for Underprivileged Children- TOGO: https://donate.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=donate.contribute.projDetail&projdesc=693-402
PCPP Library Development Project/ Cambodia : https://donate.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=donate.contribute.projDetail&projdesc=303-034
PCPP Library/ Dominican Republic : https://donate.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=donate.contribute.projDetail&projdesc=517-511
PCPP School Library/ Dominican Republic : https://donate.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=donate.contribute.projDetail&projdesc=517-523
PCPP Critically Needed Middle School Renovations/ GUINEA : https://donate.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=donate.contribute.projDetail&projdesc=675-142
DDI- Developmental Disabilities Walk and Motorcycle Run for Autism - Team Bobby Dempsey
Teach the Boys of La Isla to Weld- Crowdrise Fundraiser http://www.crowdrise.com/teachtheboysoflaisla
The Fistula Foundation (again)- Facebook Causes http://www.fistulafoundation.org/
More Than Me Foundation http://morethanme.org/
Catalytic Communities Rio
John Lundin's grandson Indiegogo
Sankalpa (again) http://www.sankalpajourneys.com/
Partners in Health (cholera/Haiti) again
Kenny Mann Documentary Fundraiser (Beautiful Tree, Severed Roots) 'From the Heart'
Hamlin Fistula Fund
OccupySandy Relief Wishlist Amazon
Nepal Youth Foundation (Free Bonded Nepali Girls campaign) through Global Giving
La Isla Foundation (English and a chance to live past 35 campaign) through Global Giving
Tumaini Miles of Smiles Centre/ Kenya through Global Giving campaign
Mi Sangre Foundation alternatives to violence http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/train-2500-colombian-children-in-peace-building/ (GG giftcard)
Madre.org / Sapinchikmanta/ Voices for Justice (Peru) http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/sapinchikmanta-support-indigenous-womens-radio/ (GG giftcard)

+ $500 raised through Facebook Causes BirthdayWish for http://litworld.org/ thanks to wonderful friends and family!:)thank you!
+ artwork for fundraising auctions to:
East End Hospice
The Retreat Domestic Violence Services
The Hayground School
+$1 microdonations through Philanthroper.com to:
International Crisis Aid
Trees for the Future
Meridian Health Foundation for med care in Haiti
Women of Tomorrow Mentorship Program
Blood: Water Mission
Kramden Institute Refurbishing computers
Mothers Without Borders
Asha for Education

Donations List for 2014
Donations List for 2013
Donations List 2011
Donations List 2010
Donations List 2006,2007
Donations List 2002,2003,2004,2005 :)
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2006 (PCPP= Peace Corps Partnership Project)

PCPP #674-017 South Africa- Women's Sewing Group
Terra Livre Documentary- Projectile Arts throuh Donate.net
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society- Javier Gomez' triathalon team
American Stroke Society/Association- marathon run by Spring Ackerman (LJ 10%er)
Save the Children- appeal for Mudslide Victims in the Phillipines
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society- Anne Rios' triathalon team in training
Kageno Worldwide- craft project for women
Adriana Bertini fundraiser to attend AIDS conference in Toronto, through Lars/Omidyar.net
Aaron Olivo filming project for Global Action Nepal
PCPP Swaziland- Women's Sewing Association
St.Jude Children's Hospital
Book 'Em- Thomas merton
Friends of The Center for Children's Happiness/ through Foundation for Sustainable Development
PCPP#314-013 Azerbaijan School Renovation Project
Global Giving- Afghanistan- Education Learning Centers Empower Afghan Women
PCPP South Africa Library Matshwi Primary School, shelves, tables, materials
PCPP Mali Women's Association Building Construction
PCPP Costa Rica Ice Cream Business
Habitat for Humanity- New Orleans, Toby Dore marathon
PCPP Tanzania Rainwater Harvesting System

2007

PCPP Tanzania School Rain Catchment Tank
PCPP Suriname Durotank Water & Sanitation for 110 homes
Bridges Across Borders membership + to help and print and mail newsletters
Emancipation Network Made By Survivors
Agustina Fundraiser- Hampton Bays church
American Cancer Society- Retno in Dogswalk against Cancer @ Riverside Park
Life in Africa- Breakfast Club/Tea on Me sponsorship of July10th
Giving Arts Creative Judaica Conference an Workshop fund
PeaceTiles South Africa- to send volunteer Fre to Africa
SEWA supplies through Facebook Changing the Present
Safe Passage- Guatemala City Garbage Dump
Holy Cross Health Ministries for La Chureca Community Center
PCPP #378-081 Morocco- Toundoute Women's Center
Manna Project International- child sponsorship at La Chureca (Joselin delosAngeles Lopez)
Life in Africa School Fees Campaign bracelets
Operation Smile TUT Universe
Changing the Present (Facebook)- Bednets Prevent Malaria
The Sharing Foundation/Cambodia/Global Giving- America's Giving Challenge Beth Kantor
Global Fund for Women- Changing the Present- School Supplies/Education
NICA Hope- Nicaragua- paypal
Manna Project International- child Sponsorship renewal (Lidia delSocorro Areas )

Donations List 2012
Donations List 2011
Donations List 2010
Donations List 2006,2007
Donations List 2002,2003,2004,2005
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Entanglement (detail)
'Entanglement' (detail)

"We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibres connect with our fellow men; and among those fibres, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes, and they come back to us as effects." Herman Melville

As part of a vow that is at the heart of my art and life....since 2002...I try to channel 10% of what comes to me back out into the world to nurture positive projects that move me and end uneccessary suffering. Microphilanthropy. Not huge amounts...but small amounts that make a difference in the big picture..given with love and hope...as often as possible.

As the year comes to a close I look back and take stock of all I'm grateful for...I am perhaps almost always most grateful that I was able to do a little something to help support and sustain these wonderful organizations and initiatives that are doing work we need done in the world. It feels really...REALLY good. I hope that 2011 allows me to channel more and more...as there are so many other ones I am looking forward to being able to help in any small (or LARGE!) way..as well as more donations for those I am already connected to.

So here is to the ones of 2010 - follow links to find out more and please join me in supporting any and all of them if you can- may they have all they need onward into the future: see list )
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making archive of projects donated to/supported over the years with 10% donations.
2002 and 2003 was mostly through the wonderful searchable volunteer projects in the Peace Corps Partnership Program:

2005
American Red Cross Tsunami Relief Fund (through Amazon.com) (2x)
Habitat for Humanity Tsunami Response (2x)
Bridges Across Borders: Cambodia Center for Children
Mercy Corps for Crisis in Sudan- Camp Zalingei
PCPP Swaziland: Phaphamani Womens Association Sewing Coop (letter says directed towards Global Fund- I wrote requesting Pucara Library Bolivia instead- we'll see? #511-051
Bridges Across Borders: Bogota Library Appeal
Amoration: New Studios Project
Sue Braiden 'Fridge Magnet': Buy a Fishing Boat for Tsunami Devastated Village
Bridges Across Borders: for Center for Children's Happiness
PCPP Barda School REconstruction 314-003
Cross Cultural Solutions- sponsor Volunteer Sara Thi to Costa Rica
PCPP Honduras: Womens Bread and Sewing Microbusiness 522-211
Friends of the World Food Program -Niger Crisis Appeal
Peace Tiles Microgrants Omidyar.net Dropcash Lars Hasselblad Torres


2004
PCPP Niger: Construction of a One Room Schoolhouse 683-078
Morocco Earthquake Relief Fund through WAFIN.com
PCPP Sheouba School Construction (3x again in March, April and June)
PCPP Togo- Djabagbal Primary School REconstruction
Bridges Across Borders
PCPP Micronesia Smallscale Clothing Production
AIDS Walk San Francisco for Gloria Wilson ref ID:7742698
PCPP Guinea: Sougueta Library Project
Heifer.org (share of knitting basket)
World Library Partnership Book Certificate Fund
PCPP Uganda School REnovations #617-011
OSU Children's Library Fund (Through WLP)
PCPP Guinea: Community Library
PCPP Togo: Babade Community LIbrary and REc Center 693-232
PCPP Guinea: Mambiya Community Library 675-105
PCPP Macedonia: Library Book Project- Zrnovci 249-007
Doctors Without Borders- for Sudan Crisis
PCPP Ukraine: School Insulation Project


2003
PCPP Moldova: Sabo Computer Lab, Odyssey of the Mind Competition
PCPP 683-071 Niger: Takoro Primary School Construction (2x)
PCPP Mongolia: Artisan Cooperative
PCPP 511-040 Toco: Establishment of Public Library
PCPP 688-112 Barila Elementary School Construction
Blogathon- sponsorship of Shadesong for RAINN
Aidswalk San Francisco- sponsoring Trevor's parents
Selima Raoui's Berber Documentary Project
Morocco: INSAF
PCPP Haiti: Primary School Construction Eben-Ezer Des perches
Darrell WIlson AIDS Walk San Francisco
Shadesong RAAIN Blogathon
PCPP Mali- Bamako Waste Management Improvement
PCPP Paraguay Brick Ovens--- REdirected to Sheouba School Construction
World Libraries.org Book Certificate Fund

2002
PCPP Vava'u Tonga: Tu'anuku Primary School Photocopy machine
PCPP Khorol, Russia Far East:Construction of Secondary School
PCPP Guerin-Kouka, Togo: Library Construction (2x)
PCPP Togo: WID Scholarships
PCPP Managua, Nicaragu: Dipilto Library Book Project
PCPP Chaibon, Niger: Zongo Mazague School Construction
PCPP Choloon Horoot, Mongolia: Computer Literacy
PCPP Nicaragua: El Ralejo Municipal: Library Renovations (2x)
PCPP Honduras: Construction of a School Library
PCPP Mali: Sitafoula School Construction (2x)

Donations List 2016
Donations List 2015
Donations List 2014
Donations List 2013
Donations List 2011
Donations List 2006,2007
Donations List 2002,2003,2004,2005
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Avalo 1000 Hands image with notes

Entanglement (detail)
'Entanglement' (detail)

"We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibres connect with our fellow men; and among those fibres, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes, and they come back to us as effects." Herman Melville

As part of a vow that is at the heart of my art and life....since 2002...I try to channel 10% of what comes to me back out into the world to nurture positive projects that move me and end uneccessary suffering. Microphilanthropy. Not huge amounts...but small amounts that make a difference in the big picture..given with love and hope...as often as possible.

As the year comes to a close I look back and take stock of all I'm grateful for...I am perhaps almost always most grateful that I was able to do a little something to help support and sustain these wonderful organizations and initiatives that are doing work we need done in the world. It feels really...REALLY good. I hope that 2012 allows me to channel more and more...as there are so many other ones I am looking forward to being able to help in any small (or LARGE!) way..as well as more donations for those I am already connected to.

So here is to the ones of 2011 - follow links to find out more and please join me in supporting any and all of them if you can- may they have all they need onward into the future: see list )
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I've been on fast-forward....for a bit too long now. Was Bound to crash a bit with things unprocessed. And so I did.
Therapeutic methinks......long venting ramblings in my bookjournal...stolen me-time on the couch with pillows and coffee and thoughts. Frustrations, confusions and fears excorcised through tears...and then quiet. Blessed quiet. The view of trees through the window. The hum of the fridge. The longing to stay in that space...to swim in the well..
I asked for more guidance, a wittle bit of godhug for baby.Guiltily because I feel I've been spoiled with lots of glimpses and blessings, and yet still I constantly lose my bearings.
Nevertheless, like a charm, THIS treat was waiting in the mailbox:

A letter from one of the peace corps volunteers in Togo for a project I had supported a while back with my paycheck and art sales 10% donations.Already feeling a smile spread inside my chest, I walked back to the house holding it against me.
A handPAINTED card. signed in pen. Handwritten letter.

And a photo that I gaze and gaze and gaze at...of the villagers in front of their library.

*sigh*
Gentle reminders...a glimpse of a some larger picture that I so want to reach across and hold and be. A reminder that these small hopeful gestures translate into something real. The faces in that photograph, real people, real eyes, real smiles, alive now....on earth...and a little transparent thread going out across the ocean...from me to them...?
(sigh):)!
Maybe I can't explain it, but I live for it. It's a feeling...beyond words.

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