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Overwhelming Support For Expanding Wild Earth’s Impact

Published January 23rd, 2017

Dear Wild Earth Community,

On behalf of the Board of Directors, staff and volunteers of Wild Earth, I want to wish you a new year filled with peace, joy and connection.

As I am sure you are aware, Wild Earth is in the midst of a vitally important annual appeal to greatly expand the reach of our transformational nature connection programming throughout the Mid-Hudson Valley. I am pleased to report that your response has been overwhelmingly positive.

In the past four months, 195+ donors have stepped forward to contribute or pledge over $195,000+ to support this important work.

These funds are already hard at work. Your donations are:

1) Providing more than $110,000 of financial aid and discounts to ensure that families throughout our region can afford Wild Earth programs and camps.
2) Bringing Wild Earth into the Kingston City School District to offer a greatly expanded, character and confidence building, nature connection program to over 1,000 under-served 5th and 6th graders.
3) Helping high school teens from the city of Newburgh to trust their passion and reach toward their full potential.
4) Impacting children with severe emotional and behavioral struggles through a Wild Earth partnership with Astor Services for Children and Families.

Your generosity is making all of this possible.
Individual donors, family foundations, and business partners, YOU make this possible. Thank you!


PS: Haven’t made a gift yet, want to support this great work? You can donate now through our website.

David BrownsteinDavid BrownsteinDavid Brownstein, Executive Director

In 2004, David co-founded and, today, is the Executive Director of Wild Earth, where he seeks to help regenerate healthy community culture and create opportunities for people to connect with themselves, each other and the Earth. Prior to founding Wild Earth, David worked as a wealth advisor on Wall Street for twelve years before realizing a life dream – fully sharing in the care and parenting of his three children, and creating a small family farm. Today, the Brownsteins raise dairy cows, goats, chickens, bees and vegetables in season. David also maintains an active counseling practice called Root Connections, where he focuses on helping individuals, couples, groups and business leaders identify and manifest their unique vision. More about David's work.

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