Roots & Wings Branching Out is our new nonprofit, 501(c)3, branching out to bring healing arts, wellness and empowerment services to those who may not otherwise receive them.
Over the past several years we have provided fundraising for nonprofit organizations (The Peace Abbey, Yoga Reaches Out, and Partners in Health) as well as individuals in need (specifically two mothers in medical crisis). We have donated space, funded advertising and provided a meeting place for support groups and services in our Metrowest community. Examples include Beacon Hospice (motherless mothers support group), BenSpeaks (empowerment groups for girls), and the Multicultural Villiage (staff development and retreat). Our yoga classes raised money for Toys for Tots, Haiti relief, New Orleans relief, Parmenter Food Pantry, the Autism Alliance of Metrowest, and more.
Many times, people walk into our building and tell us their story: a story of trauma, financial upset, grief, and more. We have provided free and reduced fee classes and healing arts services to help these people find relief, relaxation, and healing. We've learned from the stories, where somehow it becomes clear that we are all in this together, and it is from here that our nonprofit organization was birthed: Roots & Wings' Branching Out.
Roots & Wings Branching Out has a mission to provide support for not-for-profit groups that are serving the needs of local Metrowest families and individuals in areas such as anti-bullying, teen empowerment, stress-management, and self-esteem. We offer scholarships to expand the availability of these programs to more people, particularly those who might not be able to afford the cost of attending. In addition, we provide scholarships for individuals to take part in health and wellness classes and services offered by practitioners affiliated with Roots & Wings Branching Out. Roots & Wings Branching Out raises money for these purposes and promotes community outreach, especially through our annual Branching Out fundraiser, as well as other fundraising activities throughout the year. To learn more about our annual Branching Out fundraiser, click here: Artisan Market Benefit.
Vision: To educate and increase awareness of holistic approaches to well-being and create ease of access to these services, especially for youth, in Natick and the Metrowest area.
Mission: The Mission of Roots & Wings Branching Out is to expand the access to wellness services in the Natick and Metrowest community through individual sessions, classes, workshops, community events and support for community initiatives in health and wellness with a primary focus on youth.