If you follow our Facebook page then you know we are making some foundational changes in efforts to be of better service to our community. There is a video below about it, but I also wanted to include some written information about what we are doing.
A Simple Definition
Value Exchange: The purposeful and effective exchange of value with the ultimate goal of empowerment.
How We Plan to Introduce Value Exchange into Our Programs
At StrangersWeKnow, we are implementing value exchange throughout our programs. One way in which we plan to accomplish this is to create opportunities for value exchange for program participants. For example, families who participate in our holiday gift outreach will have opportunities to volunteer in community outreach beforehand. They will essentially be exchanging their time, which is valuable, for entry into the community holiday event, which is also valuable. In this way, we believe we are shifting the focus from potentially temporary circumstances to something much more valuable and consistent, like time.
I absolutely believe in doing what you can, with what you have, when you have it. As Dr. Martin Luther King said in his famous Drum Major Instinct speech, “Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve.” We simply want to remind our community of that every single time we engage with them. We all have value, no matter what our circumstances.
If you are interested in learning more, please contact us either through our Contact Page or Facebook or view the video below.
Happy Helping! :)