ways to help

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Gathering potatoes.  Gifts of all kinds are important, but sometimes “helping” looks like this…

“Generosity is the most important seed we plant at Healing Springs Acres…”

Two of the more frequently asked questions about Healing Springs Acres are, “What do you need?”  And, “How can I help?

Well, there are a few simple answers…!

1. Help tell the story
2. Come help us work
3. Contribute funds, materials, or equipment

1.  Help tell the story:  If you like the ministry taking root and growing on the farm, you might know others who would be interested or inspired.  Share your favorite blog entries on facebook, link us to your blog, broadcast us to your followers in the twitter-sphere (or follow us @HlngSprngsAcres).  It’s a story worth telling, and your voice is important!

2.  Come help us work:  There are several building projects which could use a few extra hands (a chicken coop, a rainwater collection system, a picnic shelter, compost bins…) and help is always welcome on harvest days.  It’s almost never a bad time to bring a hoe and help fight the pernicious johnson grass.  Email us at the address below to ask about scheduling a group for a work day.

3. Contribute funds, materials, or equipment:  Believe it or not, growing food to give away is not a highly profitable business model and does require some measure of supplemental support.  Building projects require materials, planting requires seed, tractors require fuel, chickens require feed, — well, for that matter, we need some chickens too…

If you want to participate financially in “growing generosity” at Healing Springs Acres, there are three avenues available to you:

A. To support the farm only:
Healing Springs Acres is an official ministry partner of Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of NC.  Among other things, they receive TAX DEDUCTIBLE contributions for us.  Gifts made to us through them will be used to fund projects and operating expenses of the farm but not personal support to the farmer.  Just click the button below to make a gift to the farm through our partner CBFNC!


Online donation system by ClickandPledge

You may also make a tax-deductible contribution by sending a check made out to “CBFNC” with “HSA” or “Healing Springs Acres” in the notation line (this is an important step!) and mailed to:

Healing Springs Acres
C/O Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of NC
8025 North Point Blvd., Suite 205
Winston-Salem, NC  27106

B.  To support the farmer only:
Some of you have indicated that you think the farm is a really cool idea, but that you are mostly interested in offering encouragement to me personally in pursuing this work. To make a personal NON TAX DEDUCTIBLE gift directly to me, use the PayPal link below or in the margins of the blog pages.  I still work a separate job to support myself and my family (and to some degree the farm), but I am constantly trying to shift the balance of my focus more thoroughly to the farm.  Any gifts sent to the pay-pal account are to assist with personal and family expenses so that I can afford to devote myself more fully to growing the ministry of the farm.

 

Gifts-in-Kind

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This tractor is our most important physical tool at Healing Springs Acres. Take a look at our Amazon Wishlist to see what else we could use.

If cash isn’t your thing and you’d like to give us something specific, just send an email to the address below and we’ll discuss some of the projects we have going and the items we currently need.  You can also get ideas of things we need from the Healing Springs Acres Amazon Wishlist.

If you choose to help plant generosity on the farm, no matter which avenue you choose, THANK YOU!

How to keep in touch with us:

email: don@healingspringsacres.org
Facebook: Healing Springs Acres
twitter: @hlngsprngsacres

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