As a community and an organization Roots & Wings has committed to being a force for healing and support. We believe it is important to extend beyond our usual boundaries and expand ourselves, our ideas, and our hearts. "Nobody's free until everybody's free." -Fanny Lou Hamer
Over 10 years ago, friends of a very ill yoga student asked us if we could create a fundraiser and offer medical support. The doctors said Rebekah had little time left--all of her organs were shutting down. She would be leaving her two young boys. This was the start of Branching Out. Today Rebekah attends classes, joins other Branching Out fundraisers, and just recently walked her oldest son down the aisle at his wedding!
Through Branching Out, over 200 private sessions have been donated. In addition, between fundraising events and free classes for those in need, at least 400 students have come through our doors. This year, Roots & Wings Branching Out will be expanding our partnership with Boston Cancer Support. We welcome the Metrowest Worker Center community, providing as many free or discounted services we can. We continue to welcome anyone in need of healing arts services to reach out to us regardless of their ability to pay. We are committed to creating more equity in healing arts.
Thank you, each one of you, for contributing your skill and your heart to the ongoing evolution of our families, communities, and larger world. We need all of us to participate. Your contribution matters. Thank you for your presence this past year and for staying the course as we maintain trust in the future.
Please stay healthy, safe and connected.
Karen, Maggie and Annette