- Not-for-profit charity fundraising since the Spring of 2007 that started as a youth-centered fundraising group supporting efforts to end homelessness in Calgary, Alberta.
- Tamara was close to a family who experienced homelessness in 2006 and seeing this family’s struggle aroused her empathetic, sensitive nature. It was tough to personally know a family who used the services of "Inn From the Cold" before once again obtaining safe, affordable accommodation.
- With her natural artistic talent and flair, combined with compassion for the less fortunate, Tamara's efforts and determination opened a pathway for her to make a difference and to be moved to inspire others with her cause.
- On May 26, 2007 she sold her wares (handmade jewelry) and collected donations at the Calgary Farmer’s Market for her Grade 7 “Pay It Forward” assignment.
- In winding up her school project "Pay it Forward", on June 4, 2007, Tamara met with representatives of her chosen charities to present the money raised to The Mustard Seed and to the Drop-In & Rehab Centre.
- Tamara's voice* in a December 6, 2007 Radio Spot for the Mustard Seed hosted by Shine FM. (*Click on link to hear)
- After completing her "Pay It Forward" assignment, Tamara has continued her fundraising efforts in partnership with her mom, Bev. She hopes you will help make a difference by supporting her efforts to make "Big Change Possible"!
January 27, 2015 Dare Boldly Article "Acts of grace make the world a better place", Louise Gallagher
- As of October 31, 2018, total monies raised since inception reached just over $11,771.00 (just over $7,684.00 has been donated to charities, with balance covering operating costs and supplies). All net sales proceeds have been donated to organizations chosen by Tamara for the programs they each run to help homeless people, including the working poor and, especially, for their focus on achieving affordable housing (Calgary Drop-In and Rehab Centre, Mustard Seed Ministry, Calgary Homeless Foundation, Inn From the Cold Society, Rowan House Emergency Shelter, and the Alpha House).