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Humans in Geelong Book to INSPIRE, CONNECT, STRENGTHEN our Community.

Positive local stories of opportunities, equity, cultural diversity, sustainability, creativity.

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Project details

Suggested by: Jacqui

Project partner: Geelong Sustainability Group Incorporated

Region

Barwon

Budget

$51,607.00

Votes

347 votes received

It's time to share positive local stories!
We'll INSPIRE, CONNECT, STRENGTHEN our community by producing an inspirational, educational 200-page book:
-45 stories about local change-makers
-additional 35 uplifting quotes
-listing all 250 stories to date
-stunning local photos
-capturing hearts, minds and souls
-free copies for schools, libraries, neighbourhood houses and community groups
-uniting our community, and the world, with positivity, creativity, hope, education and resilience
-backed by City of Greater Geelong, Geelong Library and Geelong Sustainability Inc.
Humans in Geelong - a dedicated team of volunteers, with no funding, using social media and demonstrating uplifting community benefits.

Geelong’s in the midst of transformation from a manufacturing hub to a vital clever and creative region.
Using storytelling, as does Aaron Foley, Chief Storyteller in Detroit USA, our book will INSPIRE, CONNECT, STRENGTHEN our community by:
• contributing to creating a fair, just and empathetic community
• supporting local job creation and diverse volunteer contributions
• delivering inspiring ‘Humans in Geelong’ talks & free books to libraries, schools, media, business & BNIs, service clubs, emergency services, faith communities, seniors, multicultural, community, women’s and men’s groups
Stories are powerful and uplifting, they arouse feelings, open minds and stimulate positive change.

SUCCESSFUL PROJECT

Project details

Suggested by: Jacqui

Project partner: Geelong Sustainability Group Incorporated

Region

Barwon

Budget

$51,607.00

Votes

347 votes received

Comments

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Sand Whisperers

14 Sep 2018

All the best Jacqui! You’re doing an awesome job on raising awareness of beautiful souls that are making a difference to the world just as you are.

Project Owner

Humans in Geelong > Sand Whisperers

15 Sep 2018

It’s so exciting to think the Book project has so much support. Thanks Sand Whisperers, Love your stuff. x

Elisabetta

13 Sep 2018

Such a wonderful project and a great vehicle to promote the true heroes of our community. Good Luck!

Project Owner

Humans in Geelong > Elisabetta

13 Sep 2018

Elisabeth, you have been a wonderful support throughout this amazing journey. I can’t thank you enough! x

Roberts

12 Sep 2018

Best of luck to you all.

Project Owner

Humans in Geelong > Roberts

13 Sep 2018

Thanks so much, we are thrilled how the community has got behind this project!

ByronBayCookies

10 Sep 2018

Good luck! From Byron Bay Cookies

Project Owner

Humans in Geelong > ByronBayCookies

10 Sep 2018

Thanks Byron Bay Cookies, it was great to meet you at the Waterfront at the RUOK? event.

merkesraps

10 Sep 2018

Best of luck Jaquie and your team

Project Owner

Humans in Geelong > merkesraps

10 Sep 2018

Thanks. We are very excited about this wonderful opportunity to make a difference in our region.

MWILL

06 Sep 2018

Well done Jaquie and team,
This is the positivity every community needs, to inspire, connect, strengthen and create positivity and hope. Best of luck.

Project Owner

Humans in Geelong > MWILL

06 Sep 2018

Thanks for believing in this project, we are very excited about this opportunity.

Jemma123

04 Sep 2018

This concept is absolutely amazing and will be fabulous to see in print. Thanks you to the volunteers for all of your endless hard work.

Project Owner

Humans in Geelong > Jemma123

04 Sep 2018

Thanks Jemma. We are honoured to be able to tell the stories about amazing locals in our community. They are so awe inspiring, good things come of it everyday. It is our pleasure. x

mouse29

01 Sep 2018

An amazing and worthwhile project. The book is a beautiful illustration of Geelong and will inspire people to view our wonderful city and areas with renewed interest and respect.

Project Owner

Humans in Geelong > mouse29

01 Sep 2018

Very nicely put. Thanks for your support! x

K.Zanardo

31 Aug 2018

What an amazing project. Thank you so much Jacqui & the Humans in Geelong team. A book that promotes such positivity in our beautiful Geelong community is absolutely brilliant. Many will be inspired by such heartwarming stories. :-)

Project Owner

Humans in Geelong > K.Zanardo

01 Sep 2018

Thanks for your ongoing support. Hope you can make it to the Expo again, Sun Oct 7, 10-3 Deakin Waterfront. Brought to you by a dedicated team of volunteers. x

lync

27 Aug 2018

Congratulations on the project best of wishes

Project Owner

Humans in Geelong > lync

27 Aug 2018

Thanks so much for your support. We believe this a very worthwhile project, spreading positivity and hope.

medimimeproductionsinc

26 Aug 2018

Best of luck Jacqui, Medimime Productions Inc are more than happy to support you as you are always supporting us. We can't wait to see the book x

Project Owner

Humans in Geelong > medimimeproductionsinc

27 Aug 2018

Thanks so much Medimime. Thanks for raising so much money for our Geelong Hospital. It is a pleasure to let the community know about this. Your show is my chance to laugh my head off every year. x

Project Owner

Humans in Geelong

22 Aug 2018

HOW TO VOTE -
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WE ARE SO APPRECIATIVE OF EVERYONE'S SUPPORT!

Peter IO

22 Aug 2018

It's a great project , we need more people to see all the great stories that our community has and helpfully inspire more people to do good.

Project Owner

Humans in Geelong > Peter IO

22 Aug 2018

Thanks for your support Peter. We are continually seeing the benefit of our online project, imagine how far this book could reach! It is so exciting.

Linee

21 Aug 2018

A great project highlighting a great community.
My hubby was the first story and we are proud to support this project - Caroline & Rob L

Project Owner

Humans in Geelong > Linee

21 Aug 2018

Dear Caroline, Rob and Foundation61,
Thank you so much for your ongoing support. I still tell Rob's story and show his picture whenever I talk to community groups. Keep up the great work!
This book will be by the community for the community.
Lots of love, Jacqui

Project Owner

Humans in Geelong

21 Aug 2018

Thanks Debbie. We are so appreciative of everyone’s support. The people of Geelong believe in the benefits of this project. Our next step might be to get everyone who has voted to help 6 others to vote. x

Debbie144

21 Aug 2018

Hopefully you get what you need.

Project Owner

Humans in Geelong > Debbie144

21 Aug 2018

Thanks Debbie, reply above x

Sharyn

20 Aug 2018

This group has done an amazing job in bringing Geelong together and showcasing the Human side of the District! This is a very worthy project.

Project Owner

Humans in Geelong > Sharyn

20 Aug 2018

Thanks for your support Sharyn & your kind words. There are so many great things happening in our region.

Matita Ann

19 Aug 2018

What a great idea...acknowledging the wonderful work of our volunteers in Geelong who are making a difference locally and beyond!

Project Owner

Humans in Geelong > Matita Ann

20 Aug 2018

Yes, this will be a very diverse book, showcasing volunteering, creativity, sustainable practices, cultural diversity, equity, health & wellness and amazing opportunities. Thanks Matita Ann

inspire

19 Aug 2018

Share the stories, give voice to the stories, uplift others, this is an outstanding and important initiative!

Project Owner

Humans in Geelong > inspire

19 Aug 2018

Thanks INSPIRE - please spread the word. We need VOTES to make this project happen. Together we can create a movement to inspire, connect, strengthen and create positivity and hope.

Project Owner

Humans in Geelong

19 Aug 2018

HOW TO VOTE -
Add ‘Humans in Geelong Book’ to shortlist.
Register, with an email address and mobile number
Verify your account/registration
Click View projects.
Pop in your suburb.
Add two other great projects to your shortlist.
VOTE
Verify your vote - it's only after you have verified your vote that it will count
Comments are optional but we’ll reply to every one.
Please help others to vote.

K.J Clarke

18 Aug 2018

The power of a positive story - fills my heart every time, local stories more so. Humans in Geelong sums it up perfectly!

Project Owner

Humans in Geelong > K.J Clarke

19 Aug 2018

Thanks K.J, stories are powerful we are blown away with how many amazing stories there are within our community. Everyone has a story.

Grey fox

18 Aug 2018

Great iniative look forward to being a member. I was introduced through mens shed StLeonards vic

Project Owner

Humans in Geelong > Grey fox

18 Aug 2018

Hi Grey Fox, are you guys coming to the Expo Oct 7 to run some woodwork with the kids? Thanks for the vote!

Paula

18 Aug 2018

Thanks for the time you volunteer to provide positive news about Geelong to inspire our community Jacqui.

Project Owner

Humans in Geelong > Paula

18 Aug 2018

It's all for the kids. We aim to inspire - connect - strengthen, to create a better world of empathy, positivity and hope. Thanks Paula.

Tracey Rowe

18 Aug 2018

Keep up the great work Jacqui. It's so good to read all the positives in a world of focused on the negatives so much of the time. Looking forward to seeing this book in all schools.

Project Owner

Humans in Geelong > Tracey Rowe

18 Aug 2018

Thanks Tracey, it's great to have an army of teachers and past students behind me. We need people power!

Jan

17 Aug 2018

Cherished Pets does such an amazing job in our community looking after people with pets that desperately need help. We are so blessed to have such a wonderful group in our community.

Project Owner

Humans in Geelong > Jan

18 Aug 2018

We look forward to featuring Cherished Pets in our Book that would go FREE to schools, libraries, community groups, tertiary institutions etc. in our region. Thanks Jan