Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Boulder Waldorf Kindergarten Needs Our Help

The recent flooding in Colorado caused immense damage at the Boulder Waldorf Kindergarten (BWK) where the flood waters were four feet deep.

Although BWK has been able to salvage tables and chairs, everything else will need to be replaced. BWK has found a temporary home for its children nearby during the rebuilding phase, scheduled to last 4-5 months.

The structure of their permanent building seems to be integral, but the entire interior of the school has to be replaced and is being gutted for rebuilding.

They need "everything" to bring BWK back.

How to Help BWK:

Donate Waldorf/LifeWays Items: play cloths, silks, wool felt, dolls, crayons, paint brushes, puppets, wooden toys, play animals, gnomes, additional nature table supplies, candles, candlesticks, homemaking items needed for cooking, cleaning, nurturing care and all the necessary items for caring for toddlers, etc. may be donated through Suzanne Down, the school's mentor. Please email her for the address — suzanne@junipertreepuppets.com.  Send items you may already have and are willing to pass on.

Donate Cash: If you do not possess school items but wish to help, Boulder Waldorf Kindergarten (BWK) is also accepting cash donations via PayPal. Go to http://paypal.com, click Transfer then Send Someone Money. Use donate@boulderwaldorf.com for the TO email address.  If it is important to you that your cash donation be tax deductible, please email dave@boulderwaldorf.com for additional details.

Donate anonymously: If you wish to donate but remain anonymous, or if you have additional questions, please contact Suzanne Down at suzanne@junipertreepuppets.com.

Donate through Bella Luna Toys: Sarah Baldwin, owner of Bella Luna Toys, has offered that anyone wishing to donate to the Boulder Waldorf Kindergarten can purchase a gift certificate at Bella Luna at a 20% discount with the code BOULDER. Thus, someone purchases a $100 gift certificate for Boulder and pays $80.


“Boulder Waldorf is a beautiful, farm-type kindergarten with chickens, goats, bunnies, honey bees and big biodynamic garden plots. It is a real working farm / kindergarten. The goats get milked daily and they make goat cheese weekly, which the children have on their bread the following day. It has been and will be again a wonderful example of practical and artistic life in the Waldorf kindergarten. They are looking for space in a church or other location (they have a lead on a synagogue) where they can operate. It may take 4-5 months to get the building in shape. Seana Grady, the Boulder Waldorf Kindergarten Co-Director, is upbeat and optimistic that things will work out. We send our loving thoughts and prayers to this lovely program for children. ”

Seana’s family home adjacent to BWK was also flooded. They had to evacuate in the dark hours of the morning on Thursday. Thankfully all are safe. Seana wants everyone to know that BWK and her family are already receiving an outpouring of warmth and support. “We feel so grateful and held. It is truly amazing to experience how a community pulls together in times like these. We feel fortunate and blessed that we are safe and supported. Our hearts go out to all in Colorado that have experienced hardship and loss during this time.” —from Nancy Blanning