Fish S.

April 14, 2018

Congratulations! Your project has been selected to receive a Peace First Challenge mini-grant. We will be in touch soon with details about this payment.

The mini-grant process is also a space for you to get feedback on your peacemaking project. We hope you will use this feedback to further strengthen your project. Please see the feedback on your mini-grant below.

Strengths:
Danielle, it's so awesome to see the work you've done already. As I mentioned, I love your original idea to work on two issues together -- sustainability and mobility! The work you've done bringing others together to run your first drives is amazing -- and it's awesome that now you want to expand. It sounds like you have the beginnings of a good strategy for this. I love your idea to involve others from across the US in the project -- I think it's great to get other people involved. We'd love to help with that! Are there any other pieces of the project (like creating media/marketing materials) where you'd like some help?

Things to Consider:
One recommendation that I would make is that you revise your compassionate insight so that it also reflects your work to increase mobility access! You and I both know how your project works, but it might not be clear to someone who reads your compassionate insight. I'd also love to hear more about how you're working collaboratively with folks who have disabilities and involving them in the project planning!

Congratulations and best of luck with your project!
Adrian B.

April 05, 2018

Hi Danielle,

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!

Best,
Adrian
Danielle R.

March 31, 2018

I am sorry I missed your comment. I have just finished my most recent event in which I created a world record and gave away 3 mobility products with it. That consumed a lot of time and didn't have time for much else. Now that the event is done I am concentrating on putting the word out about my organization. I have people involved from as far away as Reno. They are collecting bread tags for my foundation. I just want to spread my message. I am hoping the platform can help me with that. CHAIRish your bread tags, Danielle.
Adrian B.

April 02, 2018

Hi Danielle,

That's awesome! I'm so impressed with your important work. One way you can share your work on this platform is by creating a story (peacefirst.org/stories). If you have picture or video (and permission to share it) you can add that to the story and then write up everything you told me. We'd be more than happy to share it on our networks when we have the chance! :D
Adrian B.

March 29, 2018

Hi Danielle,

Just checking in about your project and the next steps. I wanted to make sure you are aware of the upcoming Mini-Grant Deadline - there is still time to remain eligible to attend a Peace First Challenge Accelerator if you complete your Compassionate Insight, Project Plan, and Mini-Grant application by March 31st.

We're excited about your work, and would love to be able to support it with a mini-grant of up to $250.

These tools can help you craft your insight, plan, and budget for your mini-grant:
https://www.peacefirst.org/understand-through-compassion
https://www.peacefirst.org/plan-your-project

Through your dashboard you can submit your "compassionate insight," record your plan in "Make a plan" and then "Apply for a mini-grant" for the materials you need.

Let me know how I can help!

Best,
Adrian
Adrian B.

February 05, 2018

Hi Danielle!

Thanks for posting this project! Access to mobility aids is a deep injustice that many people in the disability community face. I'm excited that you're taking a creative, environmental approach to addressing this need. Are you a part of the disability community, or are you working with disabled people to determine how to best serve them and prioritize what they need?

I'm excited to hear where you're at in this project--what are your current plans and next steps? Let us know how we can support you.

Best,
Adrian