In response to COVID-19, Barnacles & Bees has cancelled our Free Family Nature Play Classes for the remainder of 2020. Our Nature Immersion Program is currently in session with reduced capacity.
It has been a challenging year for all of us, yet we have so much to give thanks for. Trying to navigate how to run the program during Covid-19 would not have been possible without the tireless efforts from our team and volunteers. The amount of care, love, and positive support that we have received from the outdoor community, parents, board members, and staff has been immense; and for that we are eternally grateful. There has not been a more appropriate time than now to make sure all children have safe access to the outdoors.
Being such a young organization has presented its challenges this past year. Developing and maintaining programs that are viable is a necessity. Having to stop our classes, create a different plan for the Fall, reduce enrollment and start a month later than expected has definitely impacted the team and our cash flow (see Impact Report). We want to be able to continue to provide quality outdoor educational programming for our community and in order to do that we need your help. As a nonprofit organization and charity, your donations are tax deductible. All proceeds will go towards our annual funds to support the growth of our educational programs, materials, technology, training, and scholarships.
So in the spirit of Thanksgiving, we are campaigning for Giving Tuesday, a national day of giving back to the community. This year, Giving Tuesday falls on December 1st, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. Our goal to raise $5000 in 45 days. This is an annual day of giving that works to mobilize a global generosity movement. We wish you all a very safe and happy holiday season!