Throughout the year Birth Roots alumni share with us that they consider the friends they gained through their involvement with Birth Roots among their most cherished gifts of becoming a parent. It is our intention that when new parents meet each other through time spent together in our classes and groups that they will continue to support each other well beyond the gatherings we facilitate. Many families report staying connected for months or even years afterward. If it has been a while since your Flock has gotten together maybe now is the time for putting something on the calendar for January? We’d love an update on the ways your Birth Roots group has continued to be a source of perspective and connection during the first 1000 days of new parenthood!

December is the month to pause and reflect on the important organizations that make our community and our world kinder, safer, more beautiful, and more human. It is a special month of generosity through donations and charitable giving. In more recent years the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (following Black Friday & Cyber Monday), on what has become known as GivingTuesday, signals the beginning of the charitable giving season.
If Birth Roots has had a meaningful impact on your transition into parenthood, 
please join an essential collection of families 
making a $14 donation this month in honor of Birth Roots’ 14th year. 

Tuition to Birth Roots’ classes generate only enough to revenue to cover the cost of delivering that class. In order to fuel a nonprofit community center with free drop-in space, a free Resource Guide, ongoing community education/outreach, offer scholarships to classes, and pay administrative salaries, Birth Roots counts on significant private donor contributions to generate 50% of our annual operating budgetYour tax deductible donation to Birth Roots Center for Community Supported Parenting propels meaningful support beginning in early pregnancy and extending through early parenthood, deepening the Community Roots that strengthen Family Trees. 

Birth Roots alumni represent diverse birth experiences, parenting styles, lifestyles and financial resources and many are not personally in a position to make larger donations, however, you may be connected to someone who has the resources, such as a family foundation, to assign a tax-deductible contribution to a 501(c)3 organization. Please take this opportunity to invest in our fundraising efforts by considering who you might ask to make a donation to a nonprofit that has been significant to you. An investment at this time will ensure that many more families can access the resources, community, and compassion – so desperately needed during the vulnerable perinatal transition. 
“The root system nourishes the family tree 
…and fastens the tree to the earth.”
With much Gratitude & a boost of Oxytocin,
Leah, Emily & Sarah