Help the National Capital Region's first bilingual nature based preschool grow and impact the lives of hundreds of more children and families! Our rain or shine outdoor learning environment needs to be accessible to as many children as possible and your donation can make this a reality!!!!
Little Tree Huggers Preschool https://www.littletreehuggersllc.com
My husband and I founded Little Tree Huggers (LTH) Eco-Green preschool just over five years ago in Leesburg, Virginia and, as early as 2016, started to be recognized by the community for our dedication and commitment to environmental education and innovative sustainability practices. In addition to implementing a comprehensive nature-based, bilingual curriculum, we have established a Wildlife sanctuary, recognized by the Loudoun Nature Conservancy, the Audubon Society, and the National Wildlife Federation. We have also set the example by installing geothermal heating and cooling, an extensive 32 panel solar array, and various other energy efficiency solutions over the years! LTH was a Loudoun County Sustainable Business Challenge Platinum Award Winner in 2016 and in 2017 we received the County’s top award: the Loudoun Sustainable Business Excellence Award!
Recognizing the need for more environmental awareness, we became founding members of the Virginia Green Initiative (VGI) in 2018. https://www.vgi.green VGI is a statewide initiative to encourage and promote a healthy and sustainable quality of life for all Virginians. We assist families and businesses in improving and becoming more sustainable and recognize their efforts to use sustainable best practices to positively impact their bottom lines! 2019 saw us recognized yet again, this time at the state level with First Place Platinum and Innovation Awards from VGI!
With more and more families becoming interested in what we were doing, it was inevitable that we would need to expand from our 12-student population. In early 2020, at the urging of parents and community leaders, we incorporated Little Tree Huggers Preschool, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the next phase of LTH’s growth.
With your support, we will fund payroll and operating expenses for the next three months in the face of the Coronavirus pandemic as well as cover the costs of critical infrastructure like a new septic system, an insulated roof, additional classroom and bathroom space, 16 additional solar panels, a fire escape, as well as application fees for a Loudoun County Department of Planning and Zoning Special Exception permit, that would allow us to convert our 150 year old bank barn into a facility that could accommodate up to three classes of 15 children! That would represent a substantial increase in family population and allow more children in this area to reap the benefits of learning and growing in communion with nature.
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May God Bless you!
- Joanne Kinzy
- Monika Sethi
- Erica Strauss
Fundraising team: Friends of Little Tree Huggers (8)
Lia D Johnson
Raised $275 from 4 donations
George H Johnson IV
Raised $155 from 3 donations
Raised $25 from 1 donation