Our mission is to accomplish and inspire others to do as much good as possible.
By understanding that simple acts of humanity go a long way, we insure our future.
It is our job to take care of our planet as well as each other, not only for this generation, but for generations to come.
We believe Peace is attainable Through full hearted displays of Love, Kindness and Compassion. Together we create reality.
The Tiffany Project
Research is necessary to obtain the desired outcome. Once a need has been identified, research affords the best and most efficient way to implement change.
The Tiffany Project aspires to always verify and use cutting edge, scientific and empirically proven research to provide timely solutions. In other words, we like to create and/or use research that has been proven to work all the time.
Education is capable of inspiring and empowering anyone to make positive change.
Once research is proven viable, it needs to be shared with everyone.
By collaborating with others who have a similar vision of “Peace Through Love” we are all able to spread a message of hope.
Research has shown that people who work together toward a brighter outcome are consistently more happy and productive.
Social Action is for everyone, it has no age limits.
The Tiffany Project provides opportunities to support others in creating change.
Everyone can help make the world better, every effort of doing good makes a difference.
Whether you chose to create an organic garden, become vegan, recycle, or live a life reflective of kindness,
it all creates a ripple effect that is making and will continue to make a difference.
What We Do
In Loving Memory of
Tiffany Elisa Bevans
November 9, 1987 – January 28, 2013
The Tiffany Project is Dedicated In Loving Memory To:
Tiffany Bevans, her brother Jacob Emanuel Welter and children everywhere.
“There are some who bring a light so great into the world, that even after they are gone, the light remains.”
Tiffany, you are one of those individuals whose Light is so great, it continues to shine. Your extraordinary life and ability to love inspired the creation of The Tiffany Project. When you left the Earth, it was a profoundly life defining moment for me. G-d gave me a peace that defied understanding, because I knew you were in a better place. From that day forward a new chapter in my life began as I trusted that the One who created us would take what looked like a tragedy and turn it into something truly miraculous.
Tiffany, my gorgeous girl, when you entered this world on November 9th, 1987,in Kealakekua, Hawaii, it was a day, that if you listened carefully, you would hear the Angels singing. You had survived an ordeal, while fighting for your life. Medical complications, had made it difficult for you to breathe while inside the womb. After 42 hours of labor,, an emergency C-section, and recovery, I was able to see you. What imprinted deeply in my brain and heart was the love I felt, so strong, so deep, so pure, radiating from you, my beautiful, baby girl.
The way you entered this Earth set a distinct precedent for how you would live it: Passionately. You were a philanthropist, humanitarian, animal rights, environmental and social activist. At your Celebration of Life ceremony, at our synagogue, in Bellevue, WA we heard so many stories of your kindness, compassion, friendship and most of all your Love. Your brother and I fondly and, often remember how many people came up to us that day and told us you and they were best friends. You had touched so many lives.
In your honor we aspire to always promote programs that align with your interests and are part of the solution that creates Peace Through Love . Your interests ranged from sponsoring a impoverished child in Africa when you were 13, volunteering with the Humane Society and being a foster pet parent, to speaking out against and building awareness regarding Human Trafficking. One day you found out that you could send money, monthly, to help a child in Africa have a better life. You used money you earned from you successful pet sitting business, that you started at age 10. Our youngest volunteer, age 11, has asked The Tiffany Project to help her set up a program in Africa which will provide clean drinking water to school age children in Africa.
Your passion for animal rights started at a very young age, when you displayed a strong affinity and respect for all living creatures, contributing to your vegetarian/vegan lifestyle. As you relentlessly shared your PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) DVD on the inhumane treatment of animals, your activism helped many of your friends and classmates chose a healthier, plant based diet.
When you asked me to attend a seminar on Human Trafficking, several months before you transitioned from the Earth, my eyes were open to a world I was oblivious to. You explained to me that it was the fastest growing crime, globally and that we had to do something. The Tiffany Project is dedicated to improving the lives of young homeless children and teens, research labeling them as the most vulnerable to trafficking.
You believed everything happens for a reason. I agree and believe when you left this Earth, rather than it creating a void,
it has presented an opportunity to honor you by making the world a kinder place, by creating Peace Through Love.
Genesis of the Tiffany Project: A Mother's Personal Note
“IN LIFE THERE WILL BE PAIN. SUFFERING IS OPTIONAL.”
Losing a child is an incredibly, emotional journey, for a parent. It is counter intuitive, and the last thing on a parent's mind. Yet it happens, and when it does, it is surreal.
It is a journey filled with a plethora of emotions, each one a potential tidal wave that can create an agony in your heart and very being, like none you have ever known. You are presented with a choice to let the tidal wave come and envelop you, and carry you away, lost in a permanent sea of grief or you can chose to trust that everything will be okay. Once you realize that drowning in sorrow is not an option, you develop coping mechanisms. You start making the right cognitive choices and surrounding yourself with those who truly love and understand you. You learn to focus on the many joyful, happy, and love filled memories, knowing that your child would want this, and with G-d's help you begin to heal. You realize that moving forward feels better, and you move forward confidently knowing that, one day you will be whole again. You will never forget the loss, it is always there with you, but the pain, as I am witness to, dissipates.
For me, co-founding The Tiffany Project with Sam, Tiffany's brother, has been my greatest coping mechanism. It allows me to honor the life of a magnificent young woman while helping those in need. I gratefully present to everyone The Tiffany Project.
Thank you and Peace Through Love,
Sam Bevans: President & Co-Founder
Has been a social activist since he was 5 when he was made an honorary volunteer at Children’s Hospital,
Seattle. At age 17, Sam was a Running Start student at Bellevue College, where he completed college level work in lieu of
High School. He is a past winner of the Gussie Reinhardt national award for leadership. Sam’s keen business sense and his
passion for social justice adds cohesiveness to the team. In his spare time he plays rugby, enjoys vegetarian/vegan cooking,
researches and applies the best practices in permaculture, hangs out with his friends and travels as much as possible.
He currently resides on the Big Island of Hawai’i with his Russian tortoise, Kiwi and his part Bengal cat, Savina.
Elisa Jacobs: Vice President & Co-Founder Graduated Harvard University, cum laude. She has been a guest speaker at Harvard University,
Boston Children’s Hospital, at the home of Howard Shultz, CEO of Starbucks, with Tipper Gore, on NBC-TV and CBS radio.
Her passion to help children, who have sustained any type of trauma, recover, using non-invasive therapies, motivates her.
She is the owner/ jewelry designer of Heaven Sent Creations, teaches children with neurological impairments and advocates
for children whenever possible. A staunch vegan and health advocate, in her spare time she studies quantum physics, neuroscience,
travels, kayaks, hikes, gardens, volunteers and loves to learn. Her goal in life? To do as much good on this Earth as possible.
The Tiffany Project Farm Co-Op
Join the all organic farm co-op to feed the homeless as well as provide educational opportunities for the general public.
How the co-op works:
By setting up a network of local farmers, Ag. Land owner, as well as backyard gardeners, we will create The Tiffany Project farm co-op. All the food grown will then be made into wholesome, vegetarian, organic meals, which will then be distributed to the homeless community island wide.
The Tiffany Project will be setting up food forests around the island using sustainable organic farming methods,
as well as incorporating traditional Hawaiian agriculture practices.
On the food forests, as well as larger farms, we will offer educational programs covering various
organic agriculture methods geared for people with all levels of agriculture experience.
On farms that are able, we will provide jobs as well as basic dwellings for those who wish to get off the streets.
Along with farmers, we are seeking various logistic volunteer positions.
Drivers- Seeking drivers to deliver the harvests from the farms to the meal prep sites.
Meal Prep/Distribution Team: Seeking people who wish to volunteer their time to help make the meals, as well as distribute them on the streets.
Kitchens: Seeking kitchens that can be used for meal prep.
General Land Developing Team: Seeking a group of volunteers who are willing to volunteer their skills
to helping develop properties that are in need of assistance. All land developing will be done in your local area,
unless willing to travel.
How to Sign Up:
Signing up is a free commitment simply stating which type of program you wish to do, as well as what types of food you wish to
grow on your land, (all commitments include donating harvest to feeding program.) The Commitment Program options are:
1. Basic: Donate the harvest of designated area (partial or whole farm) to the feeding program.
2. Educational: Open to hosting scheduled, educational agricultural programs on your land. Programs will be open to the local community.
3. Forest: Using compatible planting methods, you are open to developing a full scale food forest on your land.
There is an endless list of people who have made this website a reality and The Tiffany Project viable. I would like to start by thanking my Creator, for without His guidance and love, none of this would be possible.
I thank Tiffany for the immense blessing her life has been to me and the many people she has touched. She was one of a kind and this projects intent is to reflect the person she was.
Her brother Sam for his unwavering faith that The Tiffany Project would come into fruition. Standing firm, that it had to be a reflection of his sisters life.
To my mom for teaching me to read at age four, and giving me a deep love for research.
Our board member and my best friend Michele Zukor. You have played such an immense role, there are no words to thank you! Many thanks to your husband and daughter for all the hours they have shared you with me as you helped make this dream a reality.
Our web and graphic designers: Karisma Kulkarni, you saw my vision for a website and did everything to make it happen. Jozias our webmaster, you are a gift from Heaven, your commitment to this project is unsurpassed. Michael O’Neal, you let me test your patience repeatedly as we worked on the logo for months, the end result was worth it. Eddie Buendia, my Oxford buddy, for all your advice and consulations.
My nonprofit business mentor John Kogan, who taught me about CPM algorithms, you spoke my language and I listened. You believed in my dream.
My academic advisor at Harvard, Lynn Rublee, who saw my potential and constantly spoke positive words over my life.
My wonderful friends Sam and Debbie Savage and Dr. George and Mrs. Holly Flesh who hosted The Tiffany Project while I was in Massachusetts.
There are others, you know who you are and that I love you. This would not have been possible without your prayers and love.
Let’s all go out and do as much good as possible today!
Peace Through Love,
How To Contact Us
The Tiffany Project would love to hear from you. We welcome comments, questions, ideas and suggestions.
Thank you for helping us to create a better world.
Tiffany had envisioned a world where all life is sacred,
and we live peacefully and lovingly with each other.
Peace Through Love,
The Tiffany Project
Projects in 2014
West Coast and Southwest:
The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation
Tiffany’s passion and love for fruit, especially apples motivated us to work with the Fruit Tree Planting Foundation.
TTP was personally invited, in April and May, to collaborate on a special project, where founder,
David Wolfe joined us, planting over 1000 fruit trees in Arizona and New Mexico on the Hopi, Navajo,
Zia and Sandia reservations.At the Zia Pueblo in New Mexico, close to where her grandparents reside,
an apple tree, her favorite, was dedicated and planted in her memory under a beautiful New Mexico sky.
Our co-founder, Sam Bevans, had the opportunity to volunteer at their new international headquarters in Napiko,
Hawaii. He learned valuable information, instilling a deeper passion for the environment, sustainability and organic farming.
Tent City is a homeless encampment and collaboration of different churches, synagogues and mosques.
These various groups host the cities homeless for a 90 day rotation period, giving them an opportunity to have a stable home.
With the help of our volunteers, The Tiffany Project was able to donate, food(mostly organic), clean drinking water,
gently used clothing and shoes and offer financial assistance to the residents when Temple B’nai Torah in Bellevue,
Washington hosted them.
Tiffany was a member of this synagogue and through out her life had a deep compassion for the less fortunate.
Cross of Christ Lutheran Church Feeding Program- May 2014
The Tiffany Project was there for its second year, helping during a feeding program with Temple B’nai Torah,
serving, freshly cooked meals to homeless adult men. These men are provided meals each evening and a healthy sack
lunch on a daily basis. Tiffany believed collaborating with others acts as a catalyst to effectively get more done while
creating a better world.
Owners Steve and Helen have created a loving, and peaceful forever home for animals that have been rescued from abusive situations.
These animals thrive in a beautiful country environment where they are fed an organic plant based diet.
From a very young child Tiffany displayed an extraordinary love of all living creatures and animal welfare. She rescued animals, worked as a foster dog parent, volunteered at the Seattle Humane Society and raised her beloved German miniature schnauzer, Dexter. She was also an active Peta member. While at Bellevue College, a presentation she did on animal rights turned several of her classmates into vegetarians, and seriously influenced others.
Kennebunk: The New School Kennebunk, is an alternative High School offering students the opportunity to excel.
Students design their own academic program which includes a strong emphasis on social activism.
The Tiffany Project has been collecting and taking reusable items to their resale shop Outta the Box.
All proceeds are donated to The New School.
Tiffany was a strong advocate of education and learning. She started college at 16, and aspired to study medicine.
The Dimock Center Mary Eliza Mahoney Family Shelter was the recipient of The Tiffany Project’s Annual Holiday Gift
and Clothing Event. The smile on the faces of the children and family members says it all.
We will do several events for them during 2016 to support the way they are making a difference in the lives of many.
Saturday, January 2nd, 2016, Team Tiffany, walked through Harvard Square distributing warm clothing to the Homeless.
Pictured in the center, is “Johnny Boy”, Melissa Mancini, volunteer and Sam Bevans co-founder of The Tiffany Project
assisting Johnny Boy. When Sam and I offered him clothing, he looked at us and said, “Who are you people?”
I responded “We are The Tiffany Project, a nonprofit dedicated to doing as much good as possible.”
His eyes teared up as he told us how cold he was and how grateful he was that we appeared to help him.
January 27, 2016-Hawai’i:
The Tiffany Project will relocate their permanent headquarters to the Big Island of Hawai’i, where Tiffany was born.
One of our first programs will be to establish a feeding program for homeless children.
This will be a collaborative effort with local farmers, schools and the communities to help those in need.
Our research has shown that healthy, organic, non-gmo food is instrumental in strong brain functioning.
For children who are homeless and suffering from trauma, having healthy food will be our immediate contribution to improving
their lives. A therapeutic, educational, art, music, gardening and movement program will also be implemented as the project grows.
December 3rd and 4th , 2016
- The Beacon Project: Volunteers will once again go onto the streets of Harvard Square and Greater Boston to
help the underserved community. We will be distributing warm clothing, (jackets, hats, scarves gloves, and socks)
for Homeless teens and adults.
-Fundraiser: Will be held at a private home, in Cambridge, MA and open to the community. Joyful Bliss,
handcrafted, organic, raw, vegan chocolates and Heaven Sent Creations, handcrafted and repurposed jewelry will
be donating 100% of all sales to The Tiffany Project's organic food forests for the underserved community in Hawai'i.
Please join us for food, refreshments and festivities while supporting a good cause and various artists.
December 5th, 2016
The Dimock Center: Join us in bringing joy to the precious face of a Homeless child and their family, again this holiday season.
We will hold our holiday event at the nationally recognized Dimock Center's Mary Eliza Mahoney home from 4- 6p.m.
December 10th and 11th, 2016
-The Beacon Project: The Tiffany Project volunteers will go onto the streets of Seattle distributing goods to those in need,
while filming a documentary exploring the unprecedented rise in Homelessness in Seattle.
This year your donations of a new unopened educational toy, book, or clothing for a homeless child, birth to 12 years old
and/or new or gently used warm clothing for homeless teens and adults will be greatly appreciated.
Happy New Year from The Tiffany Project(TTP) Waipi’o Valley, Hawai’i!
Epic 2016 in review
Events and Projects helping the Underserved:Boston -Hawai'i-Seattle
Pictures Left to Right:
1. Beacon Project Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA.Providing warm clothing to the Homeless, a grateful recipient, “Johnny Boy’.
2. Big Island, Hawai’i. Happily returning home to Tiffany’s birthplace and her brother, Sam.
Aloha Ke Akua, Tikkun Olam, The Tiffany Project Hawai’i, established.
3 The Tiffany Project collaborating with Project Hawai’i. SummerCamp for Homeless keikis.
4. Sam, our President-elect in the garden. Organic Kalo and Moringa.Thanks to Rob and Pam Decker for donating the use of their
beautiful land and homes in Waipio Valley to establish an Organic Food Forest for the Underserved, Grateful-Aloha Waipio-Valley of the Kings.
5. Team Tiffany Hawai’i. Our first official volunteer work party, preparing the Aina many thanks to our awesome volunteers,
planting seeds, growing a Food Forest, Aloha Aina
6. Working The Aina, clearing the old, making room for the new.
7. TTP Annual Holiday Gift and Clothing Party for Homeless Children and their Families @ The Dimock Center Mary Eliza Mahoney
Home, happy, grateful hearts.
8. Beacon Project Boston:Direct distribution of new, warm clothing and sleeping bags*Volunteer Michael (L) and two grateful
recipients,it’s cold outside
9.Team Tiffany Seattle:Spreadin’ The Love @ First Annual Beacon Project Seattle”s Direct distribution of warm clothing to the
Homeless in downtown Seattle
Gratitude to our Creator, amazingly generous donors and volunteers!
Onward to an Exponentially Epic 2017!
Peace Through Love
The Tiffany Project