Lend a Hand; Open a Can

A Peacemaking Project by Ammanda F.

What is the injustice we are solving?

With the grant money, the WE LEAD Poverty Reduction Team would purchase multiple can openers to be dispersed throughout the Buckhannon community, whether through the Upshur County Parish House, or through direct distribution. Many people do not have access to can openers. This creates an issue because often people are unable to use the food given by food banks or Parish House donations because they cannot open the food given.


Adrian B.
5 April 2018 15:00
Hi Ammanda,

We wanted to let you know that we are extending the deadline for active projects to apply for a Mini-Grant during this Peace First Challenge to April 15th. You can apply for a mini-grant anytime, but meeting the Challenge deadlines will make you eligible for additional opportunities.

If you do not require a mini-grant to complete your project, you can remain eligible by completing your project and Reflection before the May 31st deadline! If you submit your project plan by April 15th, we'll be sure to provide you with feedback by April 21st to support you with carrying out the plan.

If you are still in early stages of planning, you are also welcome to apply for a mini-grant at a later date -- although you may not be eligible for some of our larger opportunities, the opportunity for funding and support is always there.

Please let me know if you have any questions, and if we can help in any way!

Fish S. Peace First Staff
20 February 2018 11:19
Hi Ammanda -- thanks for posting this project. It sounds like you've done a lot of deep research into the issue of poverty (and the services available) in Buckhannon! Sounds like you've found a really specific issue that makes it difficult for people in poverty to access services -- and I bet solving it will really help a lot of folks.

The next step for your project (so that we can help fund your work!) is to post a Compassionate Insight by Feb 28. You can do this from your project page.

Is there anything we can help with?