Friday, March 2013
Care to Share is a school wide committee that connects our community with other Waldorf schools and other education and social services support initiatives around the globe. We nurture this connection through correspondence between CWS students and other students throughout the world, and by contributing funds to Waldorf schools and other teacher and class-chosen initiatives. It is amazing how strong an impact our donations can have. Our funds are raised with the help of CWS parents, teachers, staff and students creating handcrafted goods in workshops and classrooms or donating their handwork for sale in the Care to Share room at the Holiday Fair and May Fair. Also look for the "silks for sale" table outside Early Childhood this Spring!
The Care to Share Committee would like to thank everyone who supported our international outreach efforts at the Holiday Fair in December and to those individuals who came to various crafting workshops and knitting circles to create toys and handwork pieces to sell as fundraising for Care To Share initiatives. With your help and the generous CWS community support,
Care To Share was able to
raise over $3,600 in 2011-12
That amount will be donated to support initiatives with our partner institutions. Here are some updates on those CTS partner projects:
CWS received recent correspondence from the McGregor Waldorf School in South Africa. The 5th & 6th grade students are now learning about Ancient Greek History, decimals and fractions, measurement and money just as many Waldorf middle school classes do traditionally. Our funds for McGregor are managed through Waldorf for Africa. As part of their correspondence the McGregor students sent us thank you notes and beautiful handdrawn artworks from their block curriculum and lesson plans.
Additional CTS support will go to the Kibera Social Circus, an NGO in Africa co-founded and supported by Meshu Tamarat (of CWS Circus Club fame!) and the Escuela Caracol, a Waldorf school in Guatemala, South America.
You can still support Care To Share initiatives by buying beautiful handcrafted goods. CTS fundraising goods are still for sale down the street at Tibble Square, 1228 W. Loyola, hrs: Wed – Sat 12noon – 7pm
Where you can purchase these fundraiser goods:
- Play silks in all the rainbow colors
- Silk dress-up capes
- Baby Blankets
- Children's bibs and aprons
As always, if you have any questions or would like to donate directly to the CWS Care To Share Initiatives, please contact Laura Donkel or Margaret McGuire and thanks for supporting Waldorf Education throughout the world!