18th July, 2012 - Posted by Kirsten Moller - No Comments
Our Global Exchange Monthly Sustainer (GEMS) family is made up of all kinds of people united in their commitment to Global Exchange.
Here are their stories:
“I am a student and found Global Exchange when I was doing research for a term paper. I appreciate the fact that the website is a rich resource available to me to understand international issues in depth.
As a young person just starting out I want to make a real difference but I don’t have a lot of money and I’m interested in a lot of different issues, so I’ve become a monthly sustainer of Global Exchange. For just $5/month I can stay connected and feel good about helping the organization that continues to provide resources to all of us who are exploring what social justice means in our lives.
For the price of a fancy cup of coffee I can treat myself to a whole world of possibility.”
“I am a busy professional woman who took time to go on a Global Exchange Reality Tour for a vacation and my life was transformed!
The trip to Cuba made me realize how important “community” is to making change and sustaining it. We sang, we danced and we talked deeply about what it means to build the world we want to live in. I will be forever indebted to the people who showed me what is really important in life.
I can afford to give a significant gift to Global Exchange and I want to stay connected to that great source of inspiration but I don’t have a lot of time. Being a Global Exchange monthly sustainer for $75/month, I don’t have to think about it all the time, find an envelope, stamp or credit card, I can feel assured that my gift is given securely and regularly and is significant.”
I appreciate the fact that Global Exchange is in the struggle for justice for the long haul. If I could I’d give more, but for now I understand that giving regularly is what sustains Global Exchange. I give $25 a month which is do-able for me and adds up over a whole year. When they know how much is going to come in each month, they don’t have to spend all their time fundraising and can be the “kick-ass” social justice organization that I depend on.”
Our goal for the month of July is to bring in 100 new GEMS (Global Exchange Monthly Sustainers). Won’t you join the family?
Posted on: July 18, 2012