It's an exciting time at the Canopy, as we're working to begin fundraising for our first house. We've been planning our first fundraiser, and also churning out ideas for a video explaining what we're all about and how people can help us. We're planning to use the video in our online fundraising campaign. If you'd like to be a part of that, let us know!
I'm really stoked about the practical side of the vision we've laid out for this project. As a single parent, day-to-day urban living is a challenge. Rent and childcare are my two biggest expenses, and I'm looking forward to a time when my home will be more affordable and my community will be available to help me when needed. I love that my son will have many adults who love him and want to help him grow into the best version of himself, and that he'll have Canopy-siblings to play and learn alongside. It's so exciting to be a part of creating this unusual family.
Most of all, I'm thrilled at the notion that we'll be able to expand this vision to include many others who are tired of the stresses of urban living, but can't see themselves in the suburbs or a rural setting. I like to think big---can you imagine thirty or forty committed adults raising ten or fifteen kids in a network of affordable homes? We could have a significant impact on our local neighborhood. We'd be a powerful force for good. And I can't wait to be a part of that.