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GROW MORE GOOD PRIDE GRANT
PFLAG co-wrote a grant application with Natural Wisdom Counseling
and the Mount Horeb Area School District to kidsgardening.org.
We were 1 of 5 awardees in the whole country to receive the Grow More Good Pride grant. Grant funds will be used to contribute towards a healing garden and a school sanctioned planting day for Straight and Gay Alliance students to complete the Pride section of the garden.
Why did we apply?
The mental health and well-being of children, families, and educators in our community are challenged like never before.
The pandemic has incited fear, grief, and isolation along with increased stress on family resources. This has caused an unprecedented need for mental health support and a sense of connection and belonging.
Research shows that individuals who spend time in nature, report higher life satisfaction, happiness, self-esteem and lower stress, loneliness, and depression. We know that physical contact with the earth and plants heals.
Half of LGBT youth in Wisconsin public high schools reported depression and LGBT youth are 3 times more likely than their heterosexual peers to have considered suicide.
What are the mission and learning objectives of the grant?
The Mission of the Healing Garden is to promote health and well-being through connection to the Earth and to one another.
The learning objectives are:
To assure that students understand ways that the land can be a partner in student well-being and mental health.
To provide experiential learning opportunities for students to understand the connection between nature and mental health and well-being.
To learn the history of the land and how we as a community can promote reciprocal healing by restoring native species, promoting pollinator species and planting species that nurture healthy bodies.
To promote creative partnerships between MHASD and community organizations that promote the overall health and resilience of the Mount Horeb Community.
Although the planting of the Pride section will be done by the students, there are other ways to be involved! We will be having 2 garden prep days to prepare the land for the garden on May 7 and May 15. Contact Elizabeth Seeliger to sign up to help prepare the garden for for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org
We plan to co-sposor, along with Natural Wisdom Counseling, LLC a Gay Garden Days this summer. Let's combat loneliness and isolation by working alongside LGBTQIA+ community members and allies to help weed and continue planting the healing garden. Watch FB for updates and announcements.
Although a very competitive process, the grant allocation itself is very small ($500 base grant and $1000 Pride grant supplement) so we are hoping this will be Year 1 seed money for a bigger ongoing project to create a wellness and healing garden. Click below if you would like to donate to PFLAG to contribute to the Healing Garden Project.
PFLAG MOUNT HOREB MEMBERSHIP
PFLAG is a not-for-profit corporation with a 501(c)(3) status. We provide support, education, and advocacy for members of the LGBTQ community and their friends, family, and allies. In an effort to make this organization as open and accessible as possible, we have chosen to keep our dues low:
Individual - $30 ($15 of this goes to PFLAG National)
Household - $45 ($15 of this goes to PFLAG National)
Dues and donations may be tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
Your contribution, at whatever level, will help us continue to offer support, education, and advocacy to LGBT persons, their family and friends. Our goals for 2019 include expanding chapter outreach, nurturing chapter health and supporting one another, and growing PFLAG’s involvement with other organizations through collaboration and partnerships.
What does joining the chapter or renewing your membership do for you? It makes you a vital part of PFLAG’s continuing effort to provide support to, education about, and advocacy on behalf of LGBT individuals, their families and friends.
What does your dues payment do for the chapter? It helps us maintain a stable financial base so that the board of directors can focus on responding to community needs. It pays for publications, program costs, community outreach, and more.
If you'd like to join our chapter, please print the Membership Form and return it with a check made payable to PFLAG Mount Horeb to the address listed on the form.