We Need Your Support – Share Your Wisdom for the Grandchildren of Tomorrow


My friend Dawn James has launched an Indiegogo campaign, which will allow future generations to read, listen to, and learn from elders around the globe.

As many of us know, family time has diminished drastically, leaving elders fewer opportunities to connect with young people. Dawn’s project will bridge the past to the future, allowing young people to tap into the life lessons, cultural values, and rich experiences of the generations before them.

Did you know that every 25 years, we lose over 700 million seniors and elders worldwide? That represents over 53 billion years of history, cultural values, experiences, life lessons, and wisdom. The solution: FOR THE GRANDCHILDREN Global Legacy Project is dedicated to collecting, preserving, and sharing elder wisdom for the betterment of humanity.

Visionary Dawn James was inspired to create this project after reading All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis by Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and Katherine K. Wilkinson. Dawn, a grandparent, observed many families spending less quality time together and more hours watching screens, leaving few opportunities for grandparents to connect with young people. Coupled with the alarming rate of losing over 700 million elders worldwide every 25 years, “Elder Wisdom is an endangered species that we must save!” Dawn stated.

“FOR THE GRANDCHILDREN’s primary goal is to invite elders worldwide to share their stories. Children will benefit from reading or listening to these stories about different countries, cultures, and traditions. It can help children develop an appreciation of the rest of the world. By sharing Elder Wisdom stories with others, I believe we increase our capacity to be understanding, compassionate, and inclusive,” said Dawn.

FOR THE GRANDCHILDREN project will create a multilingual, accessible online living book, a time capsule of stories from elders around the globe. The feature of this inclusive site will include stories translated into over 40 languages that can be enjoyed by both hearing-impaired and vision-impaired people. Stories can also be submitted in virtually any language. This project will require a team of web developers, programmers, and technical professionals to birth this vision into reality. An Indiegogo campaign launched on May 25, 2024, to raise $10,000 to retain the technical team.

LET’S CREATE A GLOBAL LEGACY TOGETHER for future generations to read, listen to, learn from, and be inspired!

We need ambassadors to SHARE and SUPPORT this campaign, which will run from May 25 to July 24.

No amount is too small.

To become an ambassador and support this global project or to learn more, please go to https://igg.me/at/forthegrandchildren.

Contact Dawn James at hello@forthegrandchildren.org
X: @FTGrandchildren

Thank you in advance.

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