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A NONPROFIT BY THE COMMUNITY FOR THE COMMUNITY

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A NONPROFIT BY THE COMMUNITY FOR THE COMMUNITY

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Powdered Soul is nonprofit organization focused on assisting area youth in following their passion. We assist youth in earning funds to fuel their dreams. We are more than a scholarship program, we hope to assist youth participants in following their present dreams, while preparing them to chase the dreams they will have in 20 years. We hope to make a difference in our participant’s lives, and our community. We hope to fill the world with empowered youth!

 
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Random Acts Of Kindness Week! August 7 - 11, 2017!

 

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Random Acts Of Kindness Week! August 7 - 11, 2017!

 

HEART LOCKER RANDOM ACT OF KINDNESS

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Last week, Powdered Soul, a local nonprofit benefiting area youth, completed their first major community service event for the summer. Over the past month youth participants have been collecting gently used children’s clothing, protein/snack bars, gently used adult clothing, and toiletry items to donate to Kalispell Heart Locker. Kalispell Heart Locker is a nonprofit organization organized to assist homeless youth. It is run in conjunction with the Kalispell School District. Kalispell Heart Locker expressed that their most urgent needs were children’s clothing and protein/snack bars. Powdered Soul participants cleaned out their own closets and asked friends, family, and  the community at large. One family printed a flyer for their youth participants to pass out to any business they visited during the month. Powdered Soul’s mission is to assist area youth in earning money for extracurricular activities. One opportunity for our youth to be awarded money is via community service projects such as this. Powdered Soul participants visited Kalispell Heart Locker, helping to unload their items, tour the facility and receive a lecture from Kalispell Heart Locker’s Executive Director Nichole Heyer. The initial goal for the Powdered Soul team was 250 items. They turned in 2,047 items! Powdered Soul’s Executive Director, Valerie Kneeland said, “To see our youth become so invested and committed to this process is exactly what we are aiming for at Powdered Soul. Not only do we want to assist the youth in earning money to fund extracurricular activities, we want to see them grow in their understanding and commitment to their community. We couldn’t be prouder of our participants.” Powdered Soul’s next large community service project is free lawn care for community members in need. They are also hosting Flathead Valley’s Random Acts of Kindness, August 7-11.

DREAM ADAPTIVE VOLUNTEER PARTNERSHIP

 

Youth participants with Powdered Soul have been assisting DREAM Adaptive Recreation with their summer Paddleboard Series. The Summer Paddleboard Series runs multiple days from June to August. Powdered Soul participants assist with unloading trailers and setting up each event. They also assist with needs of participants.  This includes things such as playing with them on the shore, cheering them along, or accompanying them in the water. “Watching our members grow during this process has been very rewarding,” Valerie Kneeland, Executive Director for Powdered Soul. “To not only give our participants a solid understanding of the challenges that differently abled athletes go through, but to teach them the skills to be accepting and helpful to these individuals is a large part of our goal at Powdered Soul.” Powdered Soul will continue attending the Paddleboard Series this summer and looks forward to working with DREAM Adaptive Recreation during their winter program.

 

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ENTREPRENEURIAL PROGRAM AND FARMERS MARKET

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ENTREPRENEURIAL PROGRAM AND FARMERS MARKET

Local youth nonprofit, Powdered Soul, has surpassed a milestone for their Entrepreneurial Program! This program teaches area youth varied business skills. Participating youth attended workshops put on by Powdered Soul, studying basic economics, small business design, marketing, and salesmanship. Each youth was tasked with choosing a product to produce that they would sell at local Farmers’ Markets. Executive Director Valerie Kneeland, “Our goals for the first year of this program have been surpassed by more than we could have imagined! In 4 weeks of farmers’ markets our youth have earned over $1,000. Not to mention the change we can see in their confidence, public speaking and business sense is amazing.” Participants in Powdered Soul are offered various opportunities to earn scholarship money for extracurricular activities. The Entrepreneurial Program was designed such that participants would have an avenue which allows them to earn their own money, while teaching them skills that will assist them for their lifetime. Powdered Soul has a permanent booth at the Tuesday evening Whitefish Farmers’ Market and rotates between other area markets. 100% of sales from these markets go to the entrepreneurial youth from whom you purchase. Kneeland stated, “We have several participants pass their initial fund goal already. We are excited to see what the remaining season will bring. We are adding an online option, so that participants can learn about online sales.

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