Betty + Surf Bus for a Peaceful Future
UPDATE: A grand total of $3300 raised for the Surf Bus Foundation!
THANK YOU for your support in our effort to lift up our BIPOC Youth & create a more loving, equal, and peaceful future for them & our World.
– A week of camp for one student (25 hours of surf) is $225⠀
– A bus that brings 60 kids to the beach is $675⠀
You guys, that’s real impact!
Amid the angst, frustration & heartbreak we see HOPE.
As a very small business in the throes of economic & societal chaos, know that we’re meditating deeply on what we can do to best serve, impact & positively support those who need it most.
In humble gratitude do we take our responsibility to HEART.
We’re taking action to support the healing of those who need it most… who do WE think those people are?
The CHILDREN of our traumatized, brutalized & oppressed brothers & sisters.
These children of today, will render our tomorrows. At this tipping point, it’s them we ought to serve.
What our human family is seeing, feeling & reflecting in this moment is trauma that runs deeper than the darkest trench on Earth. It’s the trauma of collective violated souls over centuries. What’s needed is healing.
Where does healing start? For the global Betty community, as always, it starts with the OCEAN.
“The Ocean does not care who you are or where you come from, it doesn’t care how much money you make, whom you know, or what color your skin is. The Waves will keep crashing no matter how READY a body is to absorb their shock. The Sea has been a medium to help bring children from different turfs together and the results have been magical, affecting them in mind, body, and spirit!”
This is the core message & mission of the Surf Bus Foundation. A cause organization serving the inner-city youth of LA, many of whom reside in Black majority communities. Marion Clark and her Surf Bus Foundation have served here quietly for a very very long time. We believe that she, and others like her, ARE the answer to many of culture’s challenges. They are that bright and shining star for both us and the community she serves.
Betty Belts is donating 50% of proceeds from sales over 3 days — JUNE 7th to JUNE 9th– to help facilitate Surf Bus, which has taken a terrible hit from the COVID mess, and severed her ability to take these kids to the beach, share surfing with them, and do the work which matters.
They need and deserve all the help and awareness we can muster for them, in this time. ⠀
In Betty truth, we feel the heavy reality that there’s much which is out of our control. So much pain exists which is our heart’s desire to address directly. We understand how easily our voice could get drowned in an emotionally belligerent crowd angrily screaming for the kind of change we (as a small business) will never create with a social media post or small check written to large scale, complex “Cause Organizations”.
Very real limitations & obstacles exist. So it is.
Here’s what we CAN do. Water the seeds of tomorrow in ways that will truly nourish a more hopeful, peaceful future. Or in this case, bring those seeds to the water. Let them feel empowered, inspired, and healed from her source of infinite, unconditional, universal, love.
LOVE IS THE ONLY WAY OUT OF FEAR. SO WE CHOOSE THAT: TO SHARE AND SOW LOVE AND ASSISTANCE.
Today, tomorrow, for eternity.
HELP US BE THE CHANGE.
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