About Margarita Cramer, Guest Blogger

Margarita Cramer is a software sales professional who enjoys being of service to others. She knows that for her, a reason for being is to create universal accomplishments to benefit everyone. She is grateful the TPP family is part of her life and that their foundation is based on compassion.

How Can Engaging Youth Bring Them Purpose?

What a fun morning on a beautiful sunny day in San Diego County visiting with Craig Williams, a teacher at Sunset High School, a continuation school designed to give extensive help to students in need of flexibility and individualized attention. Craig received a grant from the Pollination Project back [...]

How Can Engaging Youth Bring Them Purpose?2018-05-11T07:44:42+00:00

Can You Be “Drawn to Help”?

Are you amazed when someone actually does something to help others? I mean, how many times do you wish you could help the world but you go back to your routine and forget about it?  Steve Barr lost several people he knew to cancer, watching as they struggled, and wished [...]

Can You Be “Drawn to Help”?2016-12-28T11:58:29+00:00

Stephanie Klempner: the Founding Cheerleader of The Pollination Project­­

I recently sat “virtually” with ­­­­Stephanie Klempner, co-founder of The Pollination Project­­ (TPP). The first thing I notice about her is her cheerful smile that is just simply contagious.  Rarely you meet someone who smiles with her eyes and her lips and she was able to hold that for more than [...]

Stephanie Klempner: the Founding Cheerleader of The Pollination Project­­2016-12-28T11:58:48+00:00

Adriana Bueno & the BiblioVan – Part 3 of 3

This is the end of my interview with Adriana Bueno, Founder of Habitat Sur, in the Colombia Amazon. She tells us what is ahead, what's working / not working and how we can help. In Part 1 and Part 2 she shared how this colorful “mobile” children’s bookstore/library on wheels [...]

Adriana Bueno & the BiblioVan – Part 3 of 32016-12-28T12:00:40+00:00

Adriana Bueno & The BiblioVan Part 2

In Part 1 of this interview with Adriana Bueno, Founder of Habitat Sur, in the Colombia Amazon, she shared how the Bibliovan was born and what she had to overcome to be where she is. Here, she shares what breaks her heart (like tree cutting in the Amazon Rainforest), how [...]

Adriana Bueno & The BiblioVan Part 22016-12-28T12:01:36+00:00

Art & Culture in the Colombian Amazon and How You Can Get Involved

Recently, I had the pleasure of interviewing Adriana Bueno, the young founder of “Fundación Hábitat Sur”  in the Colombia Amazon Rainforest. Her foundation is the recipient of two grants from The Pollination Project for her BiblioVan endeavor.  She shared with us, among many things, how arts and culture is transforming [...]

Art & Culture in the Colombian Amazon and How You Can Get Involved2016-12-28T12:01:56+00:00

A Daily Inspiration That Works – An Interview With Jacqueline Way

Jacqueline is the founder of 365give, an innovative educational program that teaches elementary school students to do one thing every day to give back to the world. When Jacqueline became a parent, something wonderful happened that continues to be a daily inspiration. Read on to learn how the program started [...]

A Daily Inspiration That Works – An Interview With Jacqueline Way2016-12-28T12:02:16+00:00

What is Wrong With What We Eat? Healthy Food Heals!

Did you ever wonder what pushes people to start a non-profit whose primary purpose is to help others? I am in awe of the change makers like our grantees at TPP. I wonder who and what gives them the strength to get started, the energy to keep going, what inspires them, what scares them. I spoke recently with Jenny Lowrey, founder of From the Ground Up, a young non-profit organization in Chico, CA, that is about growing and sharing healthy food as well as educating about it.

What is Wrong With What We Eat? Healthy Food Heals!2016-12-28T12:04:37+00:00