Tuesday, June 11, 2013

The Hugging Tree Giveaway!

Hi Friends!  Today I have a special gift to share.  As many of you know, I am a champion for the expansion of Mary Gordon's international program Roots of Empathy.  It is a program that brings babies and their parents into school classrooms to teach the language of feelings and empathy for all.  Because I love this program and would be thrilled to see it come to my community, I'm reaching out, writing letters, emails, talking to people, and praying.  As it sometimes happens when I'm inspired by something good, it manifests into a creative project.  The Hugging Trees are new items I'm showcasing this week in the shop, with 100% of the profits to benefit the expansion of ROE.  Today, I'd like to share a Hugging Tree with one of you!

The Hugging Tree

New for 2013! It's The Hugging Tree! 

*****Special Announcement: Starting this month, 100% of the profits from the sale of The Hugging Tree will be donated to the expansion of Roots of Empathy in the United States. Roots of Empathy is an award winning international program which teaches the literacy of emotion and empathy through nine classroom visits by a new parent and a baby. Creator Mary Gordon believes that babies are the best teachers of empathy because they have not yet learned to hide their emotions. By involving children in the unfolding story of the parent-child relationship, Roots of Empathy is engaging students in a world of social and emotional learning

Mary writes: "Roots of Empathy places babies in the role of teachers because babies love without borders or definition."

"This program puts relationships at the center of what creates a civil society, whether that society is a small classroom, the whole school, the community, the country, or our ever shrinking globe."

******In every instance of child abuse and neglect, empathy is the missing element.

*******Studies have proven a 50% reduction of aggression in the classroom. It is changing the world, child by child.

About The Hugging Tree:

Made with all new materials and filled with soft poly fill, this item simply feels good to hug when you're having a rough day. 

* The Hugging Tree helps with posture; the canopy and trunk support the shoulders and spine while seated upright.

* Excellent for relaxing yoga meditations

* Fits well with woodland or nature themed decor

* Supportive to the neck and head while reclining; excellent reading pillow for home, office or classroom.

* Teddy bears love to sit under it.

* Custom colors available, please convo with requests Patterns may vary depending upon availability. 

About the giveaway:

In the comments, please share a true story about a time when someone's compassionate kindness healed a hurt inside.  I will choose the winner using a random number generator.  Please notify me of your Hugging Tree color choice and include how you would like to be contacted if you are the winner.  I will not publish personal information or email addresses.   


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