Giving Tuesday is November 28! [usc canada logo with sprout icon]

This Giving Tuesday, let's build a community seed bank in Timor Leste. More than just a place to store seeds, seed banks save crucial crops from disappearing, help ensure communities have a reliable source of healthy, local food, and change lives.

Help us reach our goal of raising $10,000.00 to adapt an existing building to seed bank standards, outfit it with equipment, and train members of the surrounding community to run it. Plus, if you donate by 11:59 PM on November 28, 2017, your gift will be matched by a private donor.

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The folks below – Benjamin Soares, Alianca Bui and Tomas Pinto – are all involved in their local community seed bank and have seen the benefits first-hand. With your help, we can support the building of a seed bank in another community and spread the benefits even further.

Giving Tuesday - Farmer 2 - BENJAMIN SOARES Giving Tuesday - Farmer 1 - Alianca Bui Giving Tuesday - Farmer 3 - Tomas Pinto

Benjamin Soares
Leading by example

Alianca Bui
Farmer and mother

Tomas Pinto
Community leader

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We’re called USC Canada because we started out way back in 1945 as the Unitarian Service Committee, founded by the energetic Dr. Lotta Hitschmanova. We’re still planting the seeds that Lotta sowed. Find out more about our founder, Dr. Lotta Hitschmanova.

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