With #GivingTuesday approaching I am asking for your help with a project I work on called 1500 Stories. This project collects and shares stories about people’s lives at different economic positions in the U.S. to raise awareness about the human costs of our unprecedented levels of economic inequality. In the U.S. right now, the 20 richest people own more wealth than the bottom 50% of Americans combined. The need for empathy and action has never been more urgent. The audio you listened to here is one short snippet of the dozens of stories that have been collected so far by volunteers. Storygathering creates a powerful person-to-person connection between the listener and the one sharing his/her stories.
However, in order to broaden the reach of these experiences beyond the two people involved, the project needs professional help. 1500 Stories is trying to raise $10,000 for #GivingTuesday to turn the unedited audio gathered by these volunteers into powerful stories that can be shared online. We need your help. Every dollar counts. You can learn more about the project at our website 1500stories.org. You can make a tax-deductible donation to the project through our fiscal sponsor, the Foothill-De Anza Foundation, here: https://secure.donationpay.org/fhda/. BE SURE TO WRITE 1500 STORIES IN THE “OTHER” BOX! Or if you can't donate, consider sharing the Facebook post about the project.