Little Stone Project: story

The first ripples from the little stone effect in Bend, Oregon took place Fall 2016. Born from feelings of a divided country, political unease and a dramatic winter in the Pacific Northwest, the project began as a question: "What power does an individual have when national and global challenges seem insurmountable to change?" Project organizer Cheryl Parton gained hope from work with a purpose-driven local company by seeing how companies and artisans were changing the way we could affect larger systems and address social issues. What if each one of us activated our passions, talents and skills and directed them toward good even in a small way? After learning about a soon-to-be released movie called "Little Stones" that explored this very idea, the Little Stone Project was hatched and designed for all ages to be inspired and to activate as little stones.