Hope is Rising!

What an amazing year we’ve had. 

We’ve seen exponential growth, both in our programs and with donor support. Our community has showed up with their finances, time and talents and thanks to all our wonderful donors and partners, we are empowering women and children with education, training and care.

December 31st wrapped our annual Gift of Hope campaign and it was a complete success. We raised an incredible $32,672, exceeding our goal of $25,000. It’s awesome to end the year on such a high note!

And we are looking ahead to an even more impactful 2020. But we can’t do it without you. Here are some ways you can join us.

Follow us on social media. This is where you’ll find the most up-to-date news and stories about our beneficiaries and programs. We hope you’ll join the conversation there, say hello, and let us know how these stories impact you. (Facebook / Instagram / Twitter)

Donate monthly. We are so encouraged by every gift, big or small. One thing that really helps us are monthly donations. You can give $5, $10, $100 a month – whatever works for you. This helps us to better forecast needs and plan for the future.

Host a 1000 Bikes event. We had three amazing events this year: our annual Bike Ride in Santa Ynez, our first Ride Across Taiwan and the Saratoga School Annual Fundraiser. These were all volunteer-created and driven events that raised big funds and big awareness for Lotus Pedals.

Become a Corporate Sponsor or Partner. One of the best things about doing the work we do is connecting with like-minds. And we’ve been so fortunate to do just that! This year we added the amazing Kálos to our partners and we are so excited about the new connections 2020 will bring.

But these are just our ideas! We are always open to hearing from and partnering with folks in new and exciting ways. And we’re so thankful to have each and every one of you on this journey with us. All the parts make a whole. We need our community to make this work come to life. And we need your enthusiasm as much as anything else.

This work is important, vital work – not just to the wellbeing of the individuals we support, but to their families, communities and really, the world. Because when one suffers, we all suffer. And when one rises, we all rise!

Excited about this work? Want to partner with us or just say hello? Reach out to us anytime. We need you. And we can’t wait to join hands with you to empower the most vulnerable among us with sustainable, long-term, life-changing solutions!