Continue the #WomensWave throughout 2019 by volunteering with Treetops! We're currently looking for cross-cultural partners, volunteer drivers, and child care providers to help us launch our new Sister Circle cohorts. To learn more, attend our Volunteer Info Meeting tomorrow from 7-8 pm at our space at 906 Division. Or head to our website to apply to volunteer (navigate to our programs page)! We can't wait to welcome you into this vibrant community 💛
Meet Alexiana, our Social Enterprise Manager! From building relationships with customers to supporting our teen girls employment initiative, Alexiana does a bit of everything to help move our social enterprise forward. When she’s not at Treetops, you can find Alexiana reading and working on her Ph.D. in the Old Testament. One thing she can’t live without? A fresh cup of black coffee every. single. morning. Alexiana has felt the most welcomed by people who have brought her into their homes and offered her a meal. The hermitage she frequents ends every meal with the saying: food is God's love made edible, and she feels that most tangibly when welcomed into someone’s home for a meal. She loves showing kindness to others through gift giving, which was first instilled in her by her mother who gives the most thoughtful gifts. She loves a gift that says, I thought of you when I saw this;” the genuine tenderness of thinking of someone is always a welcome and kind offering! Welcome to the team, Alexiana!
There is no force more powerful than a woman determined to rise.” The #WomensMarch is in three days! Tag your marching buddy and get ready to rise ⬇️✊🏽
Enough is enough. It's time to rise. The 2019 #WomensMarch is only one week away! ✊🏽✊🏾✊🏼 If you’re in West Michigan, gather your sisters, daughters, neighbors, and friends and join us for the Grand Rapids Women's March from 1-4 pm at Calder Plaza. And in honor of the March, take $5 off our best-selling We Are The Women tee! Stop by our shop on Divison or use the code RISEUP online to gear up. Valid Jan 12-19! Follow the link in our profile to shop. #WomensWave
It's here🎉 Our NEW website is live! Head to www.treetopscollective.org to take a look and make sure to let us know what you think.
Meet Em, our Advancement Coordinator! Her upbeat spirit and passion for engaging with members of this Collective inspire us each day. One fun fact about Em is that she grew up on a real, live Christmas Tree Farm! Which makes her work at Treetops extra special, as she deeply understands the tree-related metaphors we seek to embody. Em also loves being outside—whether it’s kayaking in the summer or skiing in the winter—and she absolutely cannot live without bacon! As someone who has moved around a lot, she feels the most joyous welcome when people in her new community invite her over for a meal. Em believes that gathering around a table is an invitation to come and be known and that it always manages to bring out peoples best questions and most profound thoughts. Em loves to show kindness to others through hospitality; by bringing them into a place she considers to be peaceful, messy, and imperfect—her home. As she says, my home is your home, and my door is only there to keep out the cold.” We're so grateful to have you on our team, Em!
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Turning the tide on the global refugee crisis starts with each of us, but it doesn’t end there; it will take a collective movement to create a more welcoming community. We created this video to celebrate this growing movement, and the many ways the West Michigan community is spreading welcome. Thank you for partnering with us in this work! Follow the link in our profile to watch the full video. Video: @ryanhumm