Last weekend a group of friends of DTMMS held a fundraising event for the Rainbow Powers Center project. Amanda, one of the event organizers, writes:
On Sunday, May 22nd, a small group of apprentices and community members gathered to celebrate and raise funds for the Rainbow Powers Center. We held a BBQ Pool Party with a Silent Auction entitled, Under the Rainbow. In addition to having a LOT of fun, we raised over $1300.
It was a perfect day to be outside here in Phoenix, the pool was welcoming, the food delicious and the company excellent. There were activities such as hoola hooping, fire spinning, drumming and guitar playing. This was the perfect opportunity to bring the community together, celebrate our Medicine Family and raise money for our future home that will better serve our needs as a Tribe.
It was rather simple to organize the event. Andrew opened his home, so there was no rental fee for space usage. We created an Evite event page to keep track of RSVPs so we knew how much food to get. We provided the protein, fixings, sodas and water. We requested the community to bring side dishes, which worked wonderfully. There was the perfect amount of food and it was all yummy!
For the silent auction, we put a call out in the community and people were more than happy to offer their skills, talents and abilities as a donation for the Rainbow Powers Center. All donations received for the RPC are tax deductible (in the US), which gave an added bonus to those who bought items from the auction.
People donated many items and services, like firearms training, computer consultation, massage, dance lessons, statues, feather fans, smudge, medicine tools, music lessons, and more. We found there are many talents within our community! Many of the people who donated for the silent auction were present. So this was truly an effort of a small group of people adding their gifts, talents and energies to become a sum greater than the individual parts.
From the one to the many, and the many to the one, never underestimate the possibility and power of a small few to effect the greater whole. If each apprentice and surrounding community member does what they can, we will certainly achieve our goals in the timing we desire. We are after all in the time of the Quickening with exponential potential!
Many thanks to all involved!
For more information on the Rainbow Powers Center project, visit the DTMMS web site.