The giving of modern gadgetry is enticing, alluring, tempting, and at times even offers ease for everyday living. The excitement, however, soon fades and we move onto wishing for the next latest thing.
I will argue quite strenuously that it is the simple, yet profound, ordinary gifts of creativity, inspiration, respect, hope, listening presence, time, talent, and love, which supply a lifetime of positive benefits for both the giver and receiver.
May your New Year be filled with the peace and sustenance of simple gifts.
It is not too late to contribute to the DRC annual funding appeal. All donations sent by midnight December 31st qualify for the 2015 tax year.
If you have been touched by the stories in these blog posts, thank you for considering joining the folks who have already said, "yes", to supporting the youth in this community who are choosing a different kind of education and have taken the brave steps to seize control of their learning environment.
Deep Root Center does not receive funding from any governmental organization. We charge a fee based on a sliding scale, however, within that scale all families are eligible to ask for a fee reduction. Therefore, we rely on you, our community, to make all of this magic happen.
The After School Enrichment Program designed by our own 15 year old student, Leillah, begins on January 4th. Contact Maria if you would like to register your child for afternoon fun.
DRC is closed through January 4th. Maria will be in and out during the next week. If you would like to make an appointment, please get in touch through email, FB, or phone (315) 244-3034.