How to Get Involved...
We believe every one of us has something of value to share with someone else. Examples of what may be offered or requested include,
- Cultural Gifts: Elders. Brokers. Translators.
Explain customs, norms, rituals, and values so that the projects are respectful and responsive of the beliefs and practices of the community and builds on their assets.
- Intellectual Gifts: Knowledge. Experience. Understanding.
Assistance with business development, communications, event planning, fundraising, legal support, marketing, management, research, social media, and strategic planning.
- Material Gifts: Supplies. Goods. Commodities.
Donations of food, clothes, blankets, books, school supplies, health care supplies, bicycles, furniture, old cell phones, soap, deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste, batteries, and band-aids.
- Social Gifts: Influence. Connections. Authority.
Share business and social contacts who can generate insight, engage in a community service project, or inspire others to make a difference or affect change.
- Spiritual Gifts: Listen. Discern. Invocation.
Help people along their spiritual path to discover their life purpose, overcome obstacles, and put pain and grief into perspective using a variety of faith traditions.
- Vocational Gifts: Skilled Labor. Physical Work. Sweat Equity.
Support from skilled teachers, gardeners, chefs, health professionals, artists, mechanics, machinists, engineers, carpenters, welders, plumbers, and sanitation workers.
Often, a Mink’a takes place virtually (via phone calls and email). However, funding is available to assist with travel for the Fellows who are participating in the project if on-site and face-to-face interaction is needed.