One of our Advisory Board members helped us apply to be a “Be the Change” partner at Sevananda Natural Foods Co-op at the end of last year and we were chosen to be their February partner!
This means that we have a big banner hanging next to the registers in the store and cashiers ask each customer to “round up their bill” with the extra amount going to Peacebuilders Camp. We also get to table at the store on weekends.
In preparation for this month of publicity at Sevananda, we worked hard to develop brochures and materials that demonstrate what Peacebuilders Camp is all about. We now have multiple banners, full-color rack cards, FAQ sheets, stickers, and t-shirts.
After all this graphic design, February 1st arrived and we began to introduce our program to the shoppers at Sevananda. The connections we’ve made have been exciting. Shoppers all seem to be happy when they come to Sevananda! Maybe it’s the healthy food and focus on food justice, but I think it’s the community. Sevananda is as diverse as Peacebuilders Camp – racially, ethnically, religiously, economically, etc. – and just as friendly! All we have to do is say, “We are a camp that helps middlers schoolers learn about peace, justice and human rights so they can find ways to make a difference in their world” and shoppers smile and ask for more information!
We’ve also been quizzing people who stop by our table about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. You can take our quiz here.
We hope that this experience at Sevananda is something we can repeat over and over again. The more we can bring Peacebuilders Camp to the public eye, the more wonderful campers, donors and supporters will connect with our work to nurture peace, justice and human rights in the world!
If you are in Atlanta, come see us at Sevananda on Saturdays and Sundays in February from noon – 4 pm.