I'm passionate about Nonprofit Wellness because, as a daily meditator, I know how important mindfulness skills are to the daily stress of life. For the past three decades I’ve worked with many indigenous, Latino, and climate grassroots efforts and seen how stressful the work can be. After leading some trainings for teachers and nonprofit staff with Susan Comfort, I became a Founding Board Member of Nonprofit Wellness to promote these skills in world-changing workplaces. Join me in raising money for the launch of this important organization. Currently we're working on developing more Spanish-language tools for teachers in D.C. and across the U.S.
Educators are in the midst of a perfect storm in fall 2021.
"I face a room full of unvaccinated, off-the-wall pre-schoolers every day. Masks, distancing, it don't mean much to them. Nor do they know how terrified I am I might infect my cancer survivor husband or my own daughter. I thought gun drills were bad but this is all new stress I never imagined for teaching." -- D.C. pre-K charter school teacher
In response to Covid-related turnover and burnout, Nonprofit Wellness is supporting "Team-care" at local schools, and sharing free resources with educators nationwide.
You can support teacher wellness with any amount; here are some ideas:
- $50 is in honor of Susan's 50th (or $39 in honor of Ty's, they are both Sagittarius) -- in return, we'll send you a batch of our awesome postcards and handmade Earthalopes that you can use to support educators in your life.
- $350 covers a Skill-shop, an online team-building session for staff of a school or nonprofit, with skills like: Mindfulness & Habit Change, 12 Immune Boosters, Juggling, Mindful Art or Latin Dance.
- $1,000 sponsors a teacher wellness event/sampler, starting in January 2022. This can be in-kind or financial support, to bring wellness goods and services directly to educators.
With your gift, you're also supporting the founding of Nonprofit Wellness as an actual nonprofit. It'll be official soon (EIN: 87-1866602) so your gift is tax-deductible.
Gratitude! Mil gracias!
-- Susan, Tyecia, Terri and Daniel (Founding board)