Growing Kindness

We are so excited and grateful that you want to be a part of helping us GROW KINDNESS on the farm this fall!
Below you can find some amazing opportunities to show kindness to the people in your life, local community, and around the world!  We would also love to know that you followed-through with your pledge, if you could simply let us know by submitting the form below the act of kindness that you completed!

THANK YOU FOR HELPING GROW KINDNESS WITH US THIS FALL!

CLICK THE OPTION YOU CHOOSE OR SCROLL DOWN TO VIEW ALL 10 ACTS OF KINDNESS AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR HOW TO DO EACH ONE!

 

 

1. SPECIAL GIFTS FOR SOMEONE!

1. Special Gift to Brighten Someone’s Day!

Take a Washington Farms flower cup bouquet, or jar of jam or bag of kettle corn (or all 3!) to someone who may be going through a hard time, or you may simply just want to brighten someone’s day!

 HOW – TO INSTRUCTIONS:

1) THis growing kindness option is pretty straightforward! Take a gift to someone you know may be going through a hard time or need a little joy added to their day!
2) LET US KNOW! we are so grateful for your participation & would love to know that you followed-through with your pledge! PLEASE let us know by submitting YOUR NAME BELOW!

2. Give bare feet the BOOT!!

2. GIVE BARE FEET the BOOT!!

Many children in Romania walk long distances through mud and snow to get to school without boots. Buy a pair of shoes for a child in Romania! $15

The Washington family has been to Romania and worked with Belief in Motion as well as supported them for years. Belief in Motion was founded and is still run by a family from Loganville, Georgia who decided to move to Romania after seeing the need there on a short-term trip in 2004.You can also view other items and ways to give to Belief In Motion here:
https://www.beliefinmotion.org/gift-catalogue

 HOW – TO INSTRUCTIONS:

1) Visit Belief In Motion’s Online Store item “Shoes” here:
https://www.beliefinmotion.org/product-page/shoes
2) Add the shoes to your cart & check out!!
3) LET US KNOW! we are so grateful for your participation & would love to know that you followed-through with your pledge! PLEASE let us know by submitting YOUR NAME BELOW!

3. WEEKEND FOOD FOR OUR LOCAL KIDS!

3. WEEKEND FOOD FOR OUR LOCAL KIDS!

Children in our local surrounding counties often don’t have enough food to eat at home over the weekends. Buy groceries and fill a Weekend Food Bag for a child in need! (Approx. $15)

City of Hope Athens works to provide weekend food bags to students who are identified as food-insecure or chronically hungry. These food bags contain meals and snacks for the child to eat over the weekend!

Not many people start up an organization right after they retire, but that’s just what Geoff & Connie Rushing did in 2018! City of Hope is a wonderful organization helping many in Athens! Click the link below to learn more about all that City of Hope is doing in our local communities and how you can be a part! https://www.cityofhopeathens.org/

HOW – TO INSTRUCTIONS:

1) VIEW or DOWNLOAD City of hope’s grocery list*!
CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE GROCERY LIST!*
2) Go to A grocery store aND purchase the items on the list!
3) Take the bags of groceries to city of hope!
ADDRESS: 8780 Macon Highway   Athens, GA 30606
THEIR facility is located on the lower side of the NATIONS CHURCH complex.  THEY have a large donation box located between THE double glass entry doors.
*Helpful note: If you would prefer to buy items in bulk to help save money for City of Hope, and cannot buy all of the items in bulk, please feel free to purchase the items that you can! 
4) LET US KNOW! we are so grateful for your participation & would love to know that you followed-through with your pledge! PLEASE let us know by submitting YOUR NAME BELOW!

4. GIVE A FOSTER CHILD A TRIP TO OUR FARM!

4. GIVE A FOSTER CHILD A TRIP TO OUR FARM!

Give foster children in our local area a special day filled with fun, laugher, and a wonderful time at Washington Farms with their foster family or biological siblings! ($16 per ticket)

Often times children are forced to grow up too soon when life gets hard. You can give them a day that will hopefully help them forget some of their worries and just have fun! You can also learn about other needs and also ways to support foster children & families in our community through Uniting Hope 4 Children online here: Uniting Hope 4 Children. 

HOW – TO INSTRUCTIONS:

1) Go to the admissions building at Washington Farms & tell them you want to buy a ticket (or more!) for a foster child!
2) Buy as many tickets that you would like to donate & check-out! We will be giving all tickets to Uniting Hope for Children to give to the  foster children they know may need a fun outing the most!
3) LET US KNOW! we are so grateful for your participation & would love to know that you followed-through with your pledge! PLEASE let us know by submitting YOUR NAME BELOW!

5. EDUCATION FOR A TEENAGE MOTHER IN AFRICA!

5. EDUCATION for TEENAGE MOTHERS in AFRICA!

Sponsor the academic education of a teenage mother in Uganda, Africa who is not able to go to school. One month academic sponsorship: $20. One year academic sponsorship: $120.

Kupendwa Ministries in a nonprofit in Uganda, Africa that helps women and children survive childbirth through many different ministry areas! Amy Washington who founded Kupendwa and moved to Uganda in 2011 is John & Donna Washington’s (the owners of Washington Farms) oldest daughter! You can learn more about her ministry here:
https://www.kupendwaministries.org/

 HOW – TO INSTRUCTIONS:

1) Visit Kupendwa ministries’s GROWING KINDNESS page here:
https://www.kupendwaministries.org/growingkindness
2) SELECT the sponsorship you choose, and complete the form!
3) LET US KNOW! we are so grateful for your participation & would love to know that you followed-through with your pledge! PLEASE let us know by submitting YOUR NAME BELOW!

6. SPONSOR A BED, HOT MEAL, & SHOWER FOR THE HOMELESS!

6. SPONSOR A BED, HOT MEAL, & SHOWER FOR THE HOMELESS!

Give a homeless person a safe place to spend the night with a comfortable bed, hot dinner, shower, and hot breakfast in the morning! ($20 per night)

Bigger Vision’s Emergency Shelter Program provide a safe and comfortable place for those in homelessness in Athens, GA. Our guests receive a hot homemade dinner provided by volunteers in the community, access to showers and laundry machines, a comfortable bed for the night, and breakfast in the morning!They also receive encouragement & relaxation through conversations & games with volunteers & other guests!

You can learn about their volunteer opportunities and other needs on their website here: https://biggervisionofathens.org/

 HOW – TO INSTRUCTIONS:

1) Visit BIGGER VISION’S BED SPONSORSHIP & DONATE page here:
https://biggervisionofathens.org/donate
2) DECIDE the sponsorship you choose, AND EITHER DONATE THROUGH PAYPAL or check! inStructions for both ways are on the website page above! 
3) LET US KNOW! we are so grateful for your participation & would love to know that you followed-through with your pledge! PLEASE let us know by submitting YOUR NAME BELOW!

7. SUPPORT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SURVIVORS!

7. SUPPORT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SURVIVORS!

You can help support survivors of domestic violence in our surrounding counties by purchasing basic hygiene items and other items they need! (Approx. $35)

Project Safe is a nonprofit organization working to end domestic violence through crisis intervention, ongoing supportive services, systems change advocacy, and prevention and education. They do this through their services areas of Shelter, Outreach, Bilingual Services, Thrift Store, and Breaking Silence!

To learn more about how you can volunteer and be a part of ending domestic violence, visit their website here:  https://www.project-safe.org/

 

HOW – TO INSTRUCTIONS:

1) VIEW or DOWNLOAD PROJECT SAFE’S NEEDED ITEMS list*!
CLICK HERE TO VIEW LIST OF NEEDED ITEMS!
2) Go to A store aND purchase the items on the list!
3) Take the ITEMS TO PROJECT SAFE’S THRIFT STORE DURING OPEN HOURS OF OPERATION!
ADDRESS: 995 Hawthorne Ave #7, Athens, GA 30606
THE project safe thrift store is located in THE Bell’s shopping plaza.
HOURS: Monday – Saturday FROM 11 am-5 pm.
4) LET US KNOW! we are so grateful for your participation & would love to know that you followed-through with your pledge! PLEASE let us know by submitting YOUR NAME BELOW!

8. FOOD FOR ORPHANS IN GUATEMALA!

8. FOOD for ORPHANS IN GUATEMALA!

Orphanages in Guatemala often struggle to provide the basic food staples of rice, beans, corn flour, milk, sugar, salt and other food products. Sponsor a monthly food package for 15 orphans with these food staples! ($40)

You can also view other needed items (like school supplies for $15) and ways to give to International Orphan Resources here: https://www.orphanresources.org/donate/ways-to-give

Want to hear the awesome background story behind this option? The couple that we know in Guatemala, James & Ellie Carr, actually met here at Washington Farms! They later got married and moved from Georgia to Guatemala in 2014. They are dear friends of ours, and when we asked them how we could support them through this, they instead asked if we could give to International Orphan Resources instead of directly to them! They are so selfless and kind. If you’d like to give directly to support their work with orphans, you can click here: Give to James & Ellie Carr

 HOW – TO INSTRUCTIONS:

1) Visit ORPHAN RESOURCES INTERNATIONAL’S Way to give page, item: FOOD here:
https://www.orphanresources.org/special-program/food
2) SELECT “ONE-TIME” under “Donation options”. 
3) Enter $40 in THE “Donation amount” & CLICK DONATE.
4) THEN CLICK “VIEW CART”. 
5) PROCEED TO CHECK-OUT & FOLLOW THE CHECK-OUT STEPS!
6) LET US KNOW! we are so grateful for your participation & would love to know that you followed-through with your pledge! PLEASE let us know by submitting YOUR NAME BELOW!

9. FEED A LOCAL FAMILY IN NEED!

9. FEED A LOCAL FAMILY IN NEED!

Help provide groceries for a family in need in our local surrounding counties. Buy groceries and fill a Food Box with a list of specific food! (Approx. $35)

City of Hope Athens works to bring precious relief to the needy and homeless by providing weekend food boxes to families who are identified as food-insecure or in need of help. Not many people start up an organization right after they retire, but that’s just what Geoff & Connie Rushing did in 2018! City of Hope is a wonderful organization helping many in Athens!

Click the link below to learn more about all that City of Hope is doing in our local communities and how you can be a part!

https://www.cityofhopeathens.org/

HOW – TO INSTRUCTIONS:

1) VIEW or DOWNLOAD City of hope’s grocery list*!
CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE GROCERY LIST!*
2) Go to A grocery store aND purchase the items on the list!
3) Take the bags of groceries to city of hope!
ADDRESS: 8780 Macon Highway   Athens, GA 30606
THEIR facility is located on the lower side of the NATIONS CHURCH complex.  THEY have a large donation box located between THE double glass entry doors.
*Helpful note: If you would prefer to buy items in bulk to help save money for City of Hope, and cannot buy all of the items in bulk, please feel free to purchase the items that you can! 
4) LET US KNOW! we are so grateful for your participation & would love to know that you followed-through with your pledge! PLEASE let us know by submitting YOUR NAME BELOW!

10. KEEP A FAMILY IN ROMANIA WARM THIS WINTER!

10. KEEP A FAMILY WARM THIS WINTER!

Without heating in many of the village homes in Romania, winters can often be a dangerous time. A wagon load of wood can keep a family in Romania warm this winter and would be a wonderful blessing to many. ($60)

The Washington family has been to Romania and worked with Belief in Motion as well as supported them for years. Belief in Motion was founded and is still run by a family from Loganville, Georgia who decided to move to Romania after seeing the need there on a short-term trip in 2004. You can also view other items and ways to give to Belief In Motion here:
https://www.beliefinmotion.org/gift-catalogue

 HOW – TO INSTRUCTIONS:

1) Visit Belief In Motion’s Online Store item “Shoes” here:
https://www.beliefinmotion.org/product-page/firewood-1
2) Add the FIREWOOD to your cart & check out!!
3) LET US KNOW! we are so grateful for your participation & would love to know that you followed-through with your pledge! PLEASE let us know by submitting YOUR NAME BELOW!

THANK YOU!!

If you completed one of these, please let us know!! We have no way of knowing who helped these amazing organizations unless you tell us! We appreciate you partnering with us this fall to help grow kindness around our community and around the world!

Much love, The Washingtons

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