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“Storytelling is the one true democracy.”
In a world that is becoming increasingly polarized, it is storytelling that can connect us. Since 2010, The Hearth has used the power of story to build community and heal divisions. This is deeply relational work that requires lots of volunteers, time, and heartfelt effort. It also requires money.
In 2019, we will continue to produce local storytelling gatherings and retreats, and will launch new initiatives that foster relationships between local Latino and Anglo populations and help local high school students cultivate empathy. We are also introducing The Certificate in Community Storytelling which will teach nonprofit leaders, teachers, journalists, and activists how to use story to bridge divisions, amplify marginalized voices, and deepen relationships. Your support is greatly appreciated and necessary to undertake these and other initiatives. Below are a number of ways you can give to The Hearth and contribute to this important work.
The Hearth is a member of the Oregon Cultural Trust. When you make a donation to The Hearth, you are eligible to participate in the Oregon’s Cultural Tax Credit. Donors who contribute to Oregon cultural nonprofits, including ours, are eligible to make a matching donation to the Oregon Cultural Trust and receive a 100% tax credit for their Trust donation (up to $500 for an individual, $1,000 for a couple filing jointly and $2,500 for a Class-C Corporation). Giving to culture is a win-win proposition. You double the impact of your gift for free, and culture thrives.