Dear Barnacles & Bees Families and Friends, During this season of “Thanks” and “Giving" we fervently believe in the importance of honoring the Indigenous communities who have, since time immemorial, stewarded the forests, beaches and wetlands on the Salish Sea where we learn, play and teach. We are thankful to have the support of the Suquamish Tribe as funders of our free Family Nature Play Class and have sincere gratitude for the Native communities, including the Suquamish, S’klallum, Coast Salish, and Twana Peoples on whose traditional homelands and customary territories we hold our classes. We are eager to explore, learn from, honor and protect these lands alongside our greater community – now and for future generations. We encourage our families to learn more about our local tribal nations as we celebrate Native American Heritage Month and the spirit of giving and sharing abundance throughout the month of November: https://www.ala.org/aboutala/indigenous-tribes-seattle-and-washington https://www.washingtontribes.org/the-tribes-of-washington/
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Additionally, we would also like to give thanks to everyone who continues to make Barnacles & Bees what it is today including our Volunteers, Staff, Board and Supporters. What started as an idea during an outdoor play date in the middle of winter – has sprouted into a bustling organization serving hundreds of families since its inception. We are honored to be part of this community and to share our vision for inspiring families and children to build deep connections to nature. Giving Tuesday~ We ask that you consider Barnacles & Bees in your year-end giving: https://givebutter.com/barnaclesandbees
Help us meet our goal of raising $5,000- which would provide greater access to our programs for the community. If each family reached out to 5 people for a $10 donation, we could reach our goal! No donation is too big or too small and we appreciate all the ways in which our families and greater community contribute to the health and vibrancy of our organization!
There is no small donation! 30 days to raise $5000
Our mission is to build an inclusive learning community that fosters a rich connection with nature, inspires confidence and creativity, and leads to the development of curious leaders, connected to each other and the planet that we share.
We teach that, no matter how small you are, from the tiniest barnacle to the busiest bee, you can have a meaningful and positive impact in your community.