I’m on the Board of Directors for local non-profit and am raising funds to help adolescents struggling with anxiety and depression through an outdoor therapy program called Dunegrass Healing. This program creates an opportunity for kids to come together and see that they are not alone. Utilizing challenges through nature based experiences, Dunegrass Healing creates the environment and opportunities to build self-awareness and acceptance. The insight and skills learned can have lifelong impacts resulting in confidence that promotes personal growth, emotional regulation, better decision making, and minimization of anxiety and depression.
Dunegrass Healing’s goal is to ensure no adolescent is turned away because of financial concerns. As such, we are raising dollars to help struggling families cover the cost of the program for their child. Will you help me reach my goal of raising $1,000? Donations are tax deductible!
Here’s why your donation will make a difference. Dunegrass Healing has conducted programs the past three summer and had great success. Through the awareness gained from Dunegrass Healing’s program, survey responses show participants feel:
- An 87% average increase understanding why they feel certain strong emotions
- An average 76% increase in their ability to manage their emotions.
And here is what parents had to say about their child’s participation:
“She always got in the car with a great attitude and a smile. She laughed at her own mistakes and was proud of herself for completing the day’s event.” Parent
“She was happier and more energetic. Her mood was not as touchy. She was more talkative rather than isolating.” Parent
“Yes the difference was very pronounced. She was calm and happy. Able to deal with many good and challenging things.” Parent
Thank you for checking out my fundraising page! Please consider donating and help me raise $1K to help this summer’s participants. To learn more about Dunegrass Healing, check out our website at www.dunegrasshealing.com.