Giving Back

Here at Purpose, I am very passionate about the natural cycle of abundance.  What we allow to flow through us and serve others always comes back around to us in kind.  It’s my strong belief that this natural flow and balance applies to every element of life…kindness, generosity, understanding, support, forgiveness, wellness, opportunity.  Thanks to the abundance that serving Purpose clients brings to (and through) me, I am able to strongly support a number of causes I am particularly passionate about and am delighted to share with you.  Most of these allow others to get the support they need in maximizing their own potential – an intention I deeply honor.  Thank you for your help in making the support of these organizations possible!

With great delight, I am moving forward in creating The Little Bit Foundation, a new nonprofit organization chartered to provide high-quality animal food to creatures living in homeless/abused animal shelters throughout the United States.  If we are serving each other with the greatest care and compassion, then the best food available should be served in hospitals, schools, and shelters.  The animals we appreciate and benefit from as loving pets and family members are no exception.

“He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog.
You are his life, his love, his leader.
He will be yours, faithful and true, until the last beat of his heart.
You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion.”
– Unknown

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brother wolf

A no-kill animal rescue, aid, and adoption service in Asheville, North Carolina.  I am the proud “owner” to (I actually think of it as “parent of”) seven amazing dogs, five of which are rescued from homeless and/or abusive home environments.  The process of providing a creative with unconditional love and witnessing their transformation to thriving and generous loving is life-changing.


HfH logoSupports individuals around the world in building their own homes (with the help of generous volunteers) and paying for them with interest-free loans which allow them the experience of self-reliance and the opportunity to continue the cycle of giving by helping others to do the same.

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Gives individuals around the world the gift of farm animals and training in how to care for them in order to end the cycle of hunger, provide a source of income to allow self-reliance, and give the ability to support others in their community via the animals’ offspring.


unstoppable_logoBuilds schools and and hones educational opportunities for children in communities without reliable schooling facilities and infrastructure, supporting the truth that safe, high-quality education is the ultimate first solution to all poverty and strife.


finca logoA micro-lending organization that provides business loans to the lowest-income entrepreneurs in the world to that they might pursue their dreams, build assets, create jobs, and attain the gift of self-reliance.


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This time of year, this is a weekly choice in my own home.  Rich, hearty, and satisfying.  Be sure to make a lot at once for an easy snack and side dishes the rest of the week.  For some extra crunch (and healthy fats!), top this with crushed, toasted walnuts. 4 Carrots (and/or parsnips) 2… Read More »


During Tracy’s presentation, “Beat the Sugar Blues”, to our group of about 40 employees at Akibia last week, we were utterly mesmerized by her! Not only did Tracy take some very complex and often mis-understood myths about sugar and make them understandable, she also made the learning enjoyable. We were on the edge of our seats listening to what she had to say next. One attendee described her style as “infectious”. As a member of the Wellness Committee at Akibia, I was proud to host and have Tracy deliver another hugely successful program!

Donna Jacobites
Executive Assistant