August has come and gone and here we are facing September head on. How on earth did we get here and where in the world has 2022 gone? Whew. I am just shaking my head. But you know that the beginning of the month is always fun here on It’s Just Life because we bring out the new Comments for a Cause recipient.
But first of all –thanks to all who visited this month and commented. I had a few comment issues this month with Word Press and wasn’t always able to reply but I value each and every comment that you have taken time to make. Thank you. Our recipient this past month has been the local charity, The Augustine Literacy Project, that helps local kids with reading. It’s a great program and so many children are helped by it that it is one of the favorites around our county.
Thanks to your faithful reading and commenting Chris and I will be making a donation of $75 to The Augustine Literacy Project to help their efforts in promoting literacy in our area. YOU are part of the effort to help children in Transylvania County.
Another wonderful organization in our area is the Muddy Sneakers Program. I had to do a little bit of research about this great group — I have heard of them but didn’t know a lot about their programs but after a little looking around I realize that this is the perfect recipient for Comments for a Cause.
To awaken in children a deeply felt connection with the natural world — one that inspires curiosity, stimulates learning, and brings new life to classroom performance.”
Vision: Muddy Sneakers envisions a world where every child has the opportunity to form a connection to nature and benefit from the wellness it provides. We are committed to becoming a national model for closingthe science literacy gap, inviting diversity into the outdoors, and instilling an understanding of one’s role in the greater ecosystem. In doing so, we cultivate healthier generations committed to the stewardship of our natural resources.
Core Values: Access: We believe children of all backgrounds, cultures, and abilities benefit from and have a right to meaningful experiences in the outdoors that foster a connection to nature.
Belonging: We have a responsibility as outdoor educators to introduce nature as an equitable, inclusive,and empowering space for all people.
Experiential Learning: Hands-on instruction, via the outdoor classroom, can deeply impact a child’s formal education. We are committed to small group, place-based learning that reimagines the traditional classroom. We cultivate curiosity, observation, inquiry, and relationships that fosters scientifically literate future generations.
Conservation: We know that healthy human and natural communities are interconnected. To create amore sustainable world, youth must have opportunities, at a formative age, to connect with nature andcome to understand how we each play a role in preserving the natural world.
Well-being: We promote an inclusive culture of integrity, passion, collaboration, accountability, and individuality that inspires enjoyment and fulfillment for the individuals who fulfill our mission.
The local program serves fifth grade students and allows them the opportunity to experience nature at its best. It is a really fabulous program and is truly a gift to these students. This is a great place to support and I am thrilled to be able to give them a little bit of attention here on It’s Just Life.
So this month please take time to comment often. For each comment made on any post Chris and I will make a 50 cent donation to the Muddy Sneakers Program to help support their efforts in our area. Please feel free to check out. the following links to learn more about this fabulous program.