Something very special happened the evening of the 9th May. A few hours before 8 social ventures presented Pecha Kucha style at #Propel2016 I received an email from a social worker who works with low income women in the downtown EastSide of Vancouver.
One of his clients, a young woman who had lost a leg, wanted to come and try the Alinker. We put them on the guest-list and they came.
A young woman who tumbled down and lost everything that she had. This can happen to all of us, yet she is dismissed and ends up on the streets of Vancouver.
After I did the presentation about the Alinker and our vision about an inclusive community, SheEO's Vicki Saunders jumps on stage. She had just opened the evening as the key-note speaker, addressing radical generosity.
She said:' There is a woman in this audience who really needs an Alinker. Can I have 20 people to raise their hands to give each $100 for an Alinker for her?' Instantly more than 20 people raised their hands.
That is how simple it is to just show up for each other. A young woman who lost a leg, needs extra support and community, not less. She is not so different that you and I.
You can contribute for Alinkers for many more people through our campaign: https://igg.me/at/alinker/x/13573208 Make a contribution and nominate someone.
Or order an #Alinker for yourself or a loved one. #inclusion
Kind regards and thank you for all ongoing support
together we can move differently!