December 29, 2013
Issue No. 89
Dear Abundance Supporters,

I'm sitting home in a beautiful hard rain thinking about end of year appeals and how to get your attention for that one last 2013 donation and how to tell you all the wonderful things that we did this year and how to rise above the noise....

and really, I just want to say thank you for being our Secret's because of you that we are send us ideas, inspiration, cheerleading, you stop us in the co-op or at a community function and you thank us.  You attend our Pecha Kuchas and our Pepper Festival, Harvest Dinner, Workshops, Conferences, events and you loan money to community show up. 

It's about the most meaningful work anyone could do.

We've done a lot this year and we'll spend other newsletters and reports telling you that stuff. 

We have two end of year campaigns and it will be close,
but with fingers crossed, we'll make our goals so that we can get to the work of strategy and programming and making change.  We love change.

cold rains and warm hearts,


Tami Schwerin
on behalf of the Staff and Board  
The Abundance Foundation
sculpture credit:   Lyle Estill "Superstition"

Thank you Indy Give Guide!
GOAL:  $2,000 by the stroke of midnight New Year's EVE!

only $350 to go as of December 29....
 and receive:
1 lb bag of Larry's Beans Coffee*
Chocolate bar - Videri Chocolate Factory
Small cup of coffee - Bean Traders
Taco - Bandido's
Slice of pizza (up to 4 toppings) - Lilly's Pizza
Biscuit - Flying Biscuit

The mission is to motivate giving from all people and from all corners, but especially from locals ages 18-35. To help achieve this, the Triangle Community Foundation has stepped up with $5000 for friendly competitions. The organization in each category raising the most from donors 35 years or younger will receive an additional $1000. 
(Choose between Holiday Blend or Decaf Twilight Blend) 
Thank you for partnering with us, Larry's Beans!

The Abundance Foundation 
220 Lorax Lane #5 Pittsboro, NC 27312
Call us: 919-533-5181
Email us:   abundance logo
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$5,000 matching
grant to help put on
Climate Change Adaptation Conference:

1/2 way there!
25 more donations of $100
(or less) needed....

the very cool thing about Fund for Democratic Communities
is that they support grassroots democratic organizing efforts.  They operate with a strong belief in the power of ordinary people in neighborhoods, workplaces and other communities to understand and solve their own problems when given an opportunity to put their heads together and hear the diverse voices of all involved.

And that is what climate change adaptation is all about....let's work on the problem locally, keep the registration prices low and come together as a community!

To make a donation today,
click here:

Coming Up!

Pecha Kucha Night
January 6, 6.00pm
Top of the Hill

Cafeteria Man
January 13, 3.00pm
CCCC Library, Pittsboro

Manifest Abundance 
January 25,  9.00am-3.00pm
Abundance, Lorax Lane, Pittsboro

Amuse Bouche; Going Beyond Zero
February 6, 7.00pm
Fearrington Barn, Pittsboro

February 7,  8.00am-3.30pm
CCCC Library and Classrooms, Pittsboro