The Red Sweater Project

seva in sanskrit means “service” 

Seva is selfless service performed without any thought of reward or payment. I like to think of Seva as food for the soul.

In June 2016 I had an incredible Seva opportunity. I traveled to Africa as a volunteer with The Red Sweater Project.

“The mission of Red Sweater Project is to put as many children in red sweaters as possible to readily equip them with adequate skills for the work force, directly combating the cycle of extreme poverty.”

I had the honor and privilege to be part of a team selected to build a 20,000 square foot garden at The Mungere School in Mungere Village, Tanzania. School was not in session when I arrived, yet close to 40 children showed up daily, eager to learn and ready to do their part in building their farm. We worked hard and sang songs led by the renowned Timber Jim, my Dad, and the Director of Love and Celebration for the Portland Timbers Soccer Club. With Timber Jim’s direction and the vision of Ashley Holmer, the founder of the Red Sweater Project, we successfully created an organic farm which is now feeding the children at The Mungere School. 

With this life-changing experience we have realized the next step in assisting this impactful program is generating funds for a greenhouse and funds for more gardening tools to further facilitate the growth of this project.


To learn more about how you can get involved with The Red Sweater Project or how you can change a life by sponsoring a student please visit the Red Sweater website at