Volunteers, Sarah Massirio & Wesley Krug

“It was an easy choice” to begin volunteering for SowHope, said Sarah Massirio & Wesley Krug, regular SowHope volunteers since 2018. “Aaron Hoxworth (SowHope’s Administrative Director) was discussing SowHope with mutual friends back in 2018, and Sarah was interested in helping in any way possible”, the personal connection helping spark the volunteerism. Three years later, […]

Volunteer, Mita Fitzjohn

Mita Fitzjohn, a member of the SowHope Fund Development and Marketing Team, understands the plight of women and girls in extreme poverty. “I was born in India,” Mita explains, “and moved to the US with my parents when I was two years old. I am fortunate to have come from an educated, middleclass family, yet […]

Board Member, Lauren Spangler

SowHope Board Member, Lauren Spangler, first learned about SowHope’s work at a gathering with friends in 2018: “I was particularly inspired by SowHope’s mission and vision, which center around the empowerment of local leaders to solve local problems.” Not long after, Lauren joined the Board of Directors and the Fund Development and Marketing teams in […]

International Women’s Day 2020

SowHope celebrated International Women’s Day on March 8 by offering a public screening Disney’s Queen of Katwe. Although it was a beautiful spring day – the sunniest and warmest to date in Grand Rapids, Michigan – more than 160 people supported women by attending the event. Queen of Katwe is about the struggles a widowed mother […]

Volunteer, Diane Cisler

Diane Cisler believes “we all have an inherent responsibility to make this a better world.” To that end, she volunteers her time to a variety of causes – SowHope being at the top of her list. A self-described “consummate foodie,” Diane has hosted several of SowHope’s Board of Directors’ retreats – opening her home and […]

Meet a Star Volunteer

[vc_row type=”in_container” full_screen_row_position=”middle” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ width=”1/1″ tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default”][vc_column_text]SowHope relies on the generosity and dedication of donors and volunteers to accomplish its mission. Recently, we had a conversation with one of of them. MEET GINGER SISSON In 2006, Mary Brown shared her vision of helping women in poor countries to […]