Refugee Job Training Childcare

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Raised by 23 people in 7 months
Wow and Flutterville Playgardens has opened its' newest location, our Global Playgarden. In addition to being a Waldorf-inspired, nature and play-based childcare serving ages 6 weeks to Kindergarten our program has an added mission of providing meanigful work for refugee and imigrant women.  Our goal is to celebrate diversity and a promote a culture of inclusion.

When our new President was elected and anti-immigrant and refugee rhetoric was accelerating I felt dispair and outrage. I asked myself, as a woman, a mother, a business owner, what could I do? And then, I realized, plenty!

This project is responding to:

1. A hurried world that does not provide enough time in nature for children when they are in childcare.
2. A dedication to promoting kindess, inclusion, and the celebration of diversity, espically within the recent climate of post-election and anti-immigrant sentiment.

Your support will help us complete a beautiful outdoor space for the children of our playgarden which is located in an urban setting.  Equally important your donation will help train a refugee to become a childcare assistant and for the right candiates pay for their teacher training.  Finally, your support will help establish tuition assistance for these immigrant and refugee assistants and teachers to send their children to our playgarden.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
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Wonderful supporters! So sorry for the glitch in the acct. We are up and running again and able to receive your donations! Thank you for your kindness to the refugee and immigrant teachers of Wow and Flutterville and to their children. Thank you for spreading the word and modeling what it is to be American..caring for others, the vulnerable, "the other", inclusion, financial security and access to performing honorable work.

With love,
Deanna, Granddaughter of immigrants.
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My daughters, 88 year old mom and I met so many wonderful people at the PDX World Refugee Day yesterday. I wish you could have seen the faces of the women we spoke to as I invited them into meet about a job and told them to bring their children.. My mom told stories of what the experience of her Russian grandma coming to Canada was in escaping the pograms to a young woman form Iraq. This campaign and this work is priceless to me. Thank you for donating and spreading the word. #onelove #loveisloveislove #americaforall #standwithrefugees
PDX World Refugee Day!
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Come out to this wonderful event today in Ptown if you are here and bring your children! We'll be there meeting and hoping to find some immigrant and refugees to add to our workforce at Wow and Flutterville and let them know we'd love to have their children in our playgarden. It's thanks to you and your giving and sharing that this can happen!! #pdxworldrefugeeday
We'll be there hoping to meet and hire!
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Thank you so much to all who have donated and shared about our dream at Wow and Flutterville. Honestly, this is all so new to me, "the ask" and I am so touched. So many of you lovely hearts feel the same way..that we are a country of immigrants and we all need a leg up and a hand to reach for dreams. Surround children in love, bathe them in kindness, and see what you get.
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