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Little Pearls

 Our Children Ask the World of Us

A Wake-up Call

The recent mass shootings in Tucson sent waves of shock and grief through America.  This tragedy calls us to dig deep for understanding and more positive choices.


How do we respond in ways that will make our world better?  Some possibilities are: 

~ a renewed exploration of how we view and treat those with whom we have differences

~ an increased awareness of what Jon Stewart calls "anonymous goodness" all around us, such as the ordinary people who took extraordinary action that day

~ looking anew at the kind of world we're creating for our children, nudged by the loss of Christina Taylor Green, a bright, hopeful 9-year-old, full of energy and promise


"I want to live up to her expectations.  I want our democracy to be as good as Christina imagined it.  I want America to be as good as she imagined it.  All of us - we should do everything we can to make sure this country lives up to our children's expectations." ~ President Barack Obama

Spotlight Pearl: Our Children Ask the World of Us

Our first granddaughter Kayla became a Little Pearl when I, like most new parents and grandparents all over the world, fell in love in those earliest moments after her birth.


This nearly universal love for a newborn brings a heightened sense of responsibility and commitment to create a world that will nourish and support that new life ~ and, as our compassion expands, all life.

Click here for Kayla's Pearl

This is Kayla's webpage

Kayla is now 9, the same age as Christina Taylor Green.  Here she is with her little sister Kira a month ago.


She represents ALL of our children. They depend on us ~ and on our choices ~ for the quality of their lives, present and future, for many generations to come.

What kind of world are we creating for them?

Please Share Your Thoughts about Our Work ASAP!

Do you love and support the work of Little Pearls?  If so, please share your experience with us by January 31, 2011 and help us shine in the GreatNonprofits Arts Campaign:  Write a Review


Here are our 2010 Reviews 

These reviews have been remarkably helpful, both as feedback to us AND as comments we can share with others.  We've been using segments of these reviews in our newsletters, in grant applications and on our website.  There's no cost to you except a few minutes of your time.  Very cool!

Thanks to You, a New DVD Sampler This Spring!

Because of the support we received in the last few months, we are entering a phase of focused production unlike any since the fall of 2001.  This support has come from:

  • All of you who responded to our matching grant request.  We made the match! 

This new sampler will include every Pearl and every longer piece we've ever made.  We plan to add a new, shorter version of our screech owl compilation with audio narration for children.  We also hope to have a couple new Dog Pearls! 

Stay tuned and send good vibes! 

You Can Still Help 

The shift in funding this fall has been remarkable, and yet it is not enough to carry us through the whole year.  If you are able to support Little Pearls, please Donate Now!

Your donation is fully tax deductible, and a donation in any amount will really help.


Check out our online sampler, a taste of our work:
7 Pearls in 5 Minutes!


And here are the GREAT Sponsors we have so far:  Our Sponsors

Learning More:  Cool Links

Dog Pearls ~ Dog Stars ~ Do(g)nations ~ learn more about this dog-loving series

The Cat of My Dreams ~ a touching, recent article in the WNC Woman animal issue

GreatLittlePearls on YouTube ~ all Pearls are here, plus some of our longer videos


Portfolio ~ all Pearls and their stories are linked from here

Upcoming Pearls ~ the Pearls of our dreams

What's New! ~ recent news, e-news links, newspaper articles

Viewer Feedback ~ what you have shared with us

Sharing Little Pearls with the World ~ the many ways we're getting out there

Connect with Us Online

Check out more social networking and non-profit links below.

Let's Create a Better World for Everyone

 "Good medicine -- these times are naturally full of grief, and even despair. Connecting with a PEARL is a way to "gift" ourselves with a moment of peace... and good medicine for healing.  Thanks to all who are supporting this work." ~ Mary O

In good times and bad, what matters most is the love and connection we feel in our lives.  If you feel uplifted by any of our "tiny films," we have done our job.  This is the gift we offer ~ to you and to those you love.  Thank you for helping us create and share these gifts! 




Linda McLean

Executive & Creative Director

Little Pearls


Little Pearls • PO Box 8641 • Asheville, NC 28814

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