Eugene, OR, US
Sara responded to two of my requests at once: networking for me--a new arrival in Eugene, and magazines for my collage classes. Her suggestions about working with at-risk children and doing memory art at hospicesa were so helpful! The magazines from the International center from different countries were perfect. Thank you Sara! I enjoyed meeting you and want to keep in contact.
I moved from Eugene, OR to Vancouver, BC three years ago and have since found it difficult to be in a "big city" where I think people have lost their connection to trust and human community. I've been integrating giftivism into my own businesses (and life in general) but I sometimes feel discouraged and alone in my efforts to change "the way things are". Sara, you told me about Kindista literally at the exact moment in my life when I needed to hear about it! Just when I was feeling down about a particular act of generosity that I did that didn't quite go as I had hoped, just as I was trying to let go of my disappointment, just as I was wondering if this isn't going to work after all... I got a message from you about this Kindista community! It totally made my day to know that there is a community out there somewhere that's engaging in a gift economy and making it work! Thank you so much, Sara. It might not have felt like a big step on your part, but letting me know about Kindista was such a gift to me.
belated thanks, sara, for directing info for navigating kindista free market early load-in! together you and Emily boyer communicated kindista's plan so clearly before we arrived with loads of stuff that getting it all there went really smoothly for my volunteer helpers and me!