“Passion is the path to abundance”.
As a new, local, female-owned, East Mountain-based business with a small budget & incredibly BIG dreams, we will graciously & gratefully accept a variety of gifts from our community & beyond!
Clothing: We are always in need of high-quality children’s clothing that can hold up to rugged outdoor play in all weather. Hiking boots, snow boots, rain boots, wool socks, sun hats, fleece jackets, raincoats & suits, winter coats & non-cotton “first layers” to wear under clothing in cooler weather, would all be put to good use (ages / sizes 3-8 years). Used clothing passed down from former Sol Treeschoolers is great, too.
Books: We love reading books in the forest & have a lengthy wish-list of titles. Books make wonderful gifts for our teachers (hint, hint) & a book donated in your child’s name for their birthday is a nice way of honoring their time learning & exploring at Sol Forest School.
Gift cards & gift certificates: Donated gift cards & gift certificates can be given as tokens of gratitude to our volunteers & parent helpers. Larger denominations can be raffled & the proceeds can be added to our tuition scholarship fund.
Scholarship fund: Sol aims to increase access to nature for all children but sadly, Forest School remains out of reach for many children at this point in time. This will change when the system embraces this way of educating young children, as state & national funding can then be applied to forest programming. Until then, please think about donating to our tuition scholarship fund!
Donate to the SOL Foundation: SOL LLC. has a business plan with an eventual dream of purchasing land to expand our program options. We envision the building of a basic school site with yurts to warm up during the cold East Mountain winters, access to running water (with these two things we can approach the state to pilot an early childhood program), a “forest of hammocks” for Treeschooler afternoon nap time, an outdoor nature-scaped “adventure” playground & a school garden &/or food forest that will provide us with some ingredients for healthy snacks & community potlucks, while also teaching us about where food comes from. In addition, we envision a small multi-purpose Eco-constructed building that can be used for workshops, teacher trainings & as a retreat center. Having our own land would allow us to root our Forest School in place, increase our Forest School hours & days per week & expand our reach. We would be able to explore the possibility of interfacing with local preschools, Pre-Ks & K- 2nd grade programs to bring the wonder of learning & playing outside through an adapted forest school program model, under the bright blue New Mexican sky, to a multitude of young children living in the Albuquerque Metro area. We believe the work we are doing is sacred & needed more than ever at this time, as it not only grows capable & creative learners, but it also grows compassionate stewards who will want to care for the Earth as adults. We welcome support from large donors & investors & would feel especially honored to have our work supported by folks who fondly recall a time when children played freely outside from sun up to sun
Donations of clothes, books & supplies can be given directly to any Sol Forest School staff. Monetary donations to our Scholarship Fund or Foundation can be shared via check or through our Pay Pal site at the top of the page. THANK YOU for your support!