You give all year, now you can get change in return
MetroMorphosis launches campaign to reach 250+ donors and continue strengthening Baton Rouge communities as a change agent. (Sponsored content)
For more than nine years, MetroMorphosis has played a powerful role in strengthening urban communities across Baton Rouge.
Led by 2022 AARP Purpose Prize winner Raymond A. Jetson, the Baton Rouge-based nonprofit has mobilized thousands of citizens, given them opportunities to share insights on a new direction for the city, and supported residents in moving toward change.
The organization partners with residents and organizations to create and implement the change they wish to see for family sustainability, education, small business, reentry, elders, and others.
"We exist to help people and organizations transform neglected and distressed communities into vibrant and thriving places to live, work and experience success,” said Jetson, chief executive catalyst.
This week, MetroMorphosis is gearing up for the global day of giving known as Giving Tuesday. Starting Monday, Nov. 15, supporters worldwide can donate to maintain and expand the work of Metromorphosis.
The organization’s community catalysts have repurposed barbershops and beauty salons into blood pressure testing sites and hubs of community resources. They identify and develop dozens of future community leaders, and provide intensive coaching and support to entrepreneurs who have historically been excluded from the established pathways to opportunity.
“I am proud of the work that MetroMorphosis has done over the last 9 years. We've made some real strides toward shifting conditions that hold inequitable systems in place. We're playing the long game while supporting our partners who focus on immediate needs. That's what movement building is. The work we're doing now makes possible the large scale change we'll see in 3-5 years,” said Sherreta Harrison, sustainability catalyst.
Each year, Metromorphosis has demonstrated increase in the impact of thier work which, supporters say, is a change the community can expect when they connect and give to the non-profit.
The organization hopes to connect with 250 or more unique donors and mobilize givers to transform their Baton Rouge community.
Early giving starts November 15 at www.225gives.org/metromorphosis through Capital Area United Way’s 225 Gives platform. Created in 2020, 225Gives is a 24-hour online giving platform to support local nonprofits in generating funds for Global Give Day on November 30.
To learn more about MetroMorphosis, visit www.metromorphosis.net .
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