The Red Basket Project is a way for Red Drum Leaders to give back in a "Weave" of united sisterhood.
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 a new Charity is chosen.
Ways to giveback
At this time we have developed two ways of giving back: The first way is through the donation of funds that will allow woman from our communities that would like to make a Red Drum but may not be able to afford it herself, to have the opportunity to sit in circle and craft a drum. These funds will be funneled and saved in a kitty that will be applied for through a simple and respectful application process that the leader herself will fill out on behalf of the student. Further to this Nikiah will provide these supplies at a wholesale cost so that more women may have the opportunity. The second way is through a "gathering" of money that each circle leader herself will donate to her chosen charity.
Red Drum leaders, and any woman really, that feels inspired by the Red Basket Project and called to action can gather donation in whatever way they see fit, either by asking workshop participants by passing around the red basket or by donating a small portion themselves from the workshop, the choice is theirs and they donate directly to Shanti. All you need is a small red basket and a passion to share your abundance...
Living and working on theunceded Indigenous land belonging to the Coast Salish peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.