Harvesting Hope 2016

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From November 7th to December 12th we’re running our 1st annual Harvesting Hope fundraising campaign.  RAWtools is growing and we need your help to take the next steps.  We will highlight stories from the first three years of RAWtools’ journey.  We need you as a part of our network.  We need your help to continue to beat swords into plowshares and train for war no more as we imagine and work toward a time where we sit under our own vine, in fear of no other.

How can you help?  Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and sign up for our newsletter on the right side of our website.  We’ll highlight stories each week with opportunities to win some RAWtools merchandise AND every donation of $50 or more will be entered into a raffle for a garden tool we’ve made from a gun.

In many ways its been an exhausting year.  Beyond national politics, Halloween week had 14 mass shootings leaving 10 dead and 58 injured.  This says nothing of the nearly 22,000 suicides completed each year with a firearm.  Trauma can feel like it is around every corner.  Yet, in the midst of this, there is hope.  As we say in the church, Sunday is coming.  There. Is. Hope.  RAWtools has seen a lot of hope since we started in February of 2013.  One of the places you can see it is in this great article from Plough Quarterly magazine.  The first step to changing the world is imagining the change.  Now join us in working toward more peaceful communities.  Please visit our Donate page to support us.