A few weeks ago I bought a stamp that looked tome like a basket or gathering pot of some kind. I bought it home and rubbed red ink on it, and as soon as the ink hit it's surface the words Red Basket came to mind and stuck so firmly that I wrote them down in big letters in my workbook.
An idea was forming but had not yet taken shape, I knew that this would be something wonderful but what exactly it might be was still a mystery to me..
It sat on my desk for about 2 weeks giving me great happiness to look at it,but the mystery of it's deeper meaning giving me no hint whatsoever, until....
Until during a phone conversation with a friend who is also a red drum leader, and she asked me if I had given any more through to her suggestion of giving back in some way?
I had completely forgotten that part of our conversation and as I sat with her reminder it all came to me in a flash-as these things often do!
The Red Basket Project would be a gathering place a way to give back....
Traditionally baskets were made by women and used for gathering, and it is in the spirit of this gathering that the Red Basket project formed. As women working with women, leaders understand the importance of giving back and as such each leader donates a portion of money from each Red Drum made to helping other women.
Each Year I choose a new organization to donate to so it is an ever growing thing as I learn more baout local groups and what is needed in each moment.
The wonderful thing about Red Basket project is that it is not mine!
If you are a woman and want to participate join us--it is that easy!
The Red basket can be taken out into any community and finds gathered there and directly donated to Shanti Uganda. All you need is to find yourself a Red Basket and a passion for helping others!
If you wish to join our collective pop me an e-mail and let me know or better yet join our Facebook page and share your stories...