Everyone has their own unique way of giving back to their community this time of year. Many give non-perishable goods to food drives. Some might volunteer at a soup kitchen. This year, we challenge you to try something different. Give a gift that continues to grow.
Chickens give the gift of highly nutritional eggs day after day, providing an important source of protein. Families that receive a chicken coop will ‘pay the gift forward’ by providing a portion of their eggs to their neighbors through Re:Vision’s food co-op.
This generous gift covers all the resources and supplies to help a low-income family establish a backyard garden, plus it provides a family with a promotora that will visit them each week to teach them how to garden. Re:Vision’s model supports each family in a way that helps them learn and gain the skills to provide food for their family. In return, each family pays the gift forward by sharing a portion of their harvest with another family, and recruiting a new family to participate the following year.
Re:Vision provides drip irrigation and an automatic timer to reduce water usage, save money and direct the water where the plant needs it most - to the roots. A drip irrigation system can increase a family’s yield by 50 percent.
Give a family fresh produce to last the year by covering the costs of seeds and seedlings for one family’s backyard garden. All seeds are organic-certified, and seedlings are grown by promtoras at Re:Vision’s greenhouse.
In 2014, Re:Vision will build Denver’s very first community demonstration chicken coop. Student groups and residents will have access to this one-of-a-kind resource to learn the art and science - as well as the tremendous benefits - of urban chicken keeping. Help make history by contributing toward the chicken coop build-out, class offerings, or chicks.
Honey has been proven to fight disease, ease allergies, and ward off bacterial infections. In addition to making “liquid gold,” bees add significant value to farms and gardens by increasing pollination and crop yields. Help Re:Vision build one of Denver’s only demonstration apiaries to teach community members the joys of bee-keeping!
Help Re:Vision build a demonstration compost station at Kepner Educational Farm (Kepner Middle School) to teach students and community members about composting techniques and benefits.
Re:Vision’s Kepner Educational Farm includes the only urban orchard in Denver! Fruit trees provide habitat to wildlife and beautification to inner-city lots. Add a fruit tree to one of our urban farms and nourish the community for years to come.
Hoop houses extend the growing season in Colorado by allowing for an earlier start. They can increase yields up to 50%. This share will provide materials for 8,000 sq. ft. of covered growing.
Ubuntu is a Bantu word that roughly translates to mean “human kindness.” In this spirit, Re:Vision is teaching 40 Somali Bantu refugee families how to farm in the inner-city and how to adapt their traditional growing methods to Colorado’s climate. This gift will provide the seeds and other materials needed for the Bantu to farm on almost 2 acres and sell their produce in 2014, providing them with the opportunity for a better life.
This gift supports the 2014 build-out of an educational commercial kitchen in the Westwood neighborhood. The kitchen will offer affordable, community-based education on cooking, nutrition, food preservation and food-related small business enterprise. Your gift of equipment or supplies will help countless families boost their household income through commercial food production and preservation.
Food grown at Re:Vision’s community urban farm is distributed back to low-income families at a price that is affordable. Each family receives a weekly box of food for 20 weeks. For those not growing their own food, this gift is the best way to help a family have access to healthy, organic food.
How it Works
1. Choose Your Gift
Place an order online at www.revisioninternational.org
2. Your Gift will reach Denver families who need it most.
Revision will select families in the communities it works in to receive your gift. Your generosity will change someone's life forever!
3. Honor a friend or loved one.
Give your loved ones a gift that can change the world by purchasing a gift in their honor. Just fill out the form when purchasing and Re:Vision will send you a link to download a free Honor Card.
4. Order more than $75, and we'll send you a set of 10 Re:Vision Notecards
Made of high quality, recycled card stock, each blank notecard is adorned on the front with an original Re:Vision image by Denver photographer Jess Elysse. Each set of 10 cards comes in a 100% recycled gift box and includes envelopes.
Re:Vision International (“Re:Vision”) is a Colorado non-profit corporation (Tax ID: 26-1204343) with its primary address at 3735 Morrison Road, Denver, CO 80219. Re:Vision is exempt from federal income tax under 26 U.S.C Section 501(c)(3) and is a non-profit organization eligible to receive tax-deductible donations. Donations to Re:Vision are tax-deductible to the extent allowed under applicable laws. If you would like a copy of Re:Vision’s Annual Report or IRS filings, please send an email to email@example.com.
Your donation goes toward helping hard working families become self-sufficient. Re:Vision makes every effort to apply your donation to the program area for which it is intended. However, Re:Vision does not use its limited resources to track individual donations to specific families. Instead, your gift supports the entire Re:Vision mission.