Wellspring Joins Connecticut Community Foundation’s Give Local Challenge

On May 3rd and 4th 2016 Wellspring and the Arch Bridge School will join other nonprofits in the Connecticut Community Foundation’s Give Local online giving event. This 36-hour online giving challenge provides community members a platform to invest in and celebrate the work of local nonprofit organizations across Greater Waterbury and the Litchfield Hills.

We are excited to share that their participation in Give Local 2016 will be further amplified through the generous pledge of a $40,000 gift of matching funds provided by members of Wellspring’s board of directors and alum parents.

Donations made between 7 a.m. May 3rd and 7 p.m. May 4th will be enhanced with bonus funds provided by the Connecticut Community Foundation and their sponsors. To learn more, or to make your online donation during the campaign, please visit www.wellspring.org/givelocal.

 

Contests Wellspring is eligible to win through Give Local 2016:

 

Tuesday, May 3

 

7:00 am – 10:00 am

$1000 awarded to the organization raising the most money between 7:00 and 10:00 the morning of May 3

 

9:30 am – 10:30 am

$500 awarded to the organization with the most unique donors between 9:30 and 10:30 the morning of May 3

 

10:30 am – 11:30 am

$500 awarded to the organization with the most unique donors between 10:30 and 11:30 the morning of May 3

 

11:30 am – 12:30 pm

$500 awarded to the organization with the most unique donors between 11:30 and 12:30 on May 3

 

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

$1,000 awarded to the Bethlehem, Goshen, Litchfield, Morris, Thomaston, or Watertown based organization with the most unique donors between 1:00 and 4:00 the afternoon of May 3

 

4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

$1,000 awarded to the health organization with the most unique donors between 4:00 and 7:00 the evening of May 3

 

Most Unique Donors the First Day

$1,000 awarded to the organization with the most unique donors prior to midnight on May 3

 

Wednesday, May 4

 

Night Owl

$250 awarded to the first organization to receive a gift after midnight on May 4

 

Sunrise

$1,000 awarded to the organization that receives a donation closest to sunrise in Waterbury (5:45 am)

 

Most Unique Donors of Give Local

$2,000 awarded to the organization with the most unique donors during Give Local 2016

 

Grand Prize for Most Money Raised

$2,000 awarded to the organization that raises the most money during Give Local 2016

 

 

MARI Workshop with Michele Murelli

MARI® Mandala Assessment Research Instrument Workshop

A Jungian based art therapy assessment

Saturday May 14, 2016

9:30 am to 4:00 pm

at Promisek, 694 Skyline Ridge Road Bridgewater, CT

$75 (catered lunch included)

Join Michele Murelli, MA, Art Therapist and Certified MARI practitioner for this experiential workshop that provides an overview of this powerful therapeutic tool for evaluating personal problems and gaining insight and a better understanding of self integrating meditation, art making and mandalas.

About MARI: MARI is a non-verbal and non-threatening assessment tool that can be used working with individuals ages 14 and up. This new approach to psychological healing accesses Jung’s four functions of consciousness (sensation, intuition, thinking, and feeling) through an intuitive process that serves as a powerful therapeutic tool. Learn more at: http://www.maricreativeresources.com/

About Michele Murelli, MA: Michele works as an art therapist and art teacher at Wellspring in Bethlehem, Connecticut. A certified as a MARI Practitioner, Michele earned her BA in Psychology with a certificate in Art Therapy from Albertus Magnus College and an MA in Art Psychotherapy from Lesley University. Michele is a talented painter and mixed media artist she enjoys spending time in her garden and cooking.

Registration Information:

Please visit http://tinyurl.com/mariworkshoppromisek

or call Caren at 203-947-4214 to register for this workshop

Guests rooms available, please email events@promisek.org to reserve or inquire.

 

Wellspring Opens New Arts & Athletics Center

Dodds Family Center for Arts & Athletics at Wellspring's Arch Bridge School

Isabella Dodds is greeted by Arch Bridge School Director of Education Ralph Scafariello and Wellspring CEO Dan Murray.

Over 170 members of Wellspring’s community of staff, board members, clients, students, families, and friends (old and new) gathered together to celebrate the opening of the newly completed Dodds Family Center for Arts & Athletics on September 19, 2015. The day’s events centered around a celebration of Arch Bridge School’s 25th Birthday and honoring the school’s founder Susan Scott Schoenbach.

Throughout the day Wellspring employees and leaders expressed their gratitude to the many individuals who helped make our dream of the new building a reality.

Dan Murray, Wellspring’s CEO, shared the following quote, reminding those gathered of the amazing shared accomplishment of opening the Dodds Family Center:

Start by doing what’s necessary; then do whats possible;
and suddenly you’re doing the impossible.
- Saint Francis

The new building provides Wellspring with much needed spaces – a gymnasium/event center for large groups to come together, an exercise room, classrooms for Arch Bridge School’s Lower School (previously housed in temporary trailers), and a conference room for trainings and art exhibits that will serve double duty as a dining room for the Arch Bridge day students.

Over the past few weeks our campus has been buzzing with activity as we move into the classroom wing of the building and explore the new spaces available for recreational activities. Stay tuned for more photos this fall as we settle in, but in the meantime click here to see some photographs of the new building and our event in September.

 

 

Amplify Your Donation to Wellspring with Give Local Tuesday and Wednesday!

Amplify Your Donation to Wellspring with Give Local Tuesday and Wednesday!

Amplify your donation to Wellspring through the Connecticut Community Foundation’s Give Local online event and help us win additional prizes!

On May 5th & 6th, Wellspring is participating in Connecticut Community Foundation’s 3rd annual Give Local online giving event to help us fill our new building. The construction of the Art & Athletics Center here at Wellspring is almost complete! Many of our donors have responded generously, assisting in raising $1,145,000 toward our $1,500,000 goal of construction costs. We are excited to share that the building will open this summer and we need your assistance to add the finishing touches.

We need your help to fill the building with necessary items such as a portable stage, exercise equipment, IT equipment, and classroom furniture to meet the needs of those we serve. We anticipate that we will need in excess of $150,000 to properly furnish the new space.

 

Here’s How You Can Help:

1. Go to www.wellspring.org/givelocal anytime between 7am on Tuesday, May 5th and 7pm on Wednesday, May 6th and use your credit or debit card to make a gift of $10 or more (sorry, their minimum not ours).

2. Share this email with friends and family.

3. Become a fan on facebook at www.facebook.com/wellspring.

 

All donations made through Wellspring’s Give Local Web Portal between 7:00 am on Tuesday, May 5th and 7:00 pm on Wednesday, May 6th will be AMPLIFIED by the Connecticut Community Foundation

Wellspring’s participation in previous Give Local campaigns meant that every dollar donated to Wellspring was amplified by about 20% – so if you gave a dollar to Wellspring, it was worth $1.23 when it arrived! 

Your online gift through Give Local can also help Wellspring win cash prizes throughout the online campaign!

 

Best Times to Donate:

Tuesday, May 5:

7am – 10am $1000 awarded to the organization raising the most money between 7-10 a.m. on May 5th

7am – 10am $750 awarded to the Litchfield County organization with the most unique donors between 7-10 am on May 5th

11am – Noon $1,000 awarded to the organization with the most unique donors between 11 am – 12 pm on May 5th

Early Bird! $1,000 awarded to the first Health organization to receive a single donation of $1,000 or more 

Before Midnight $1,000 awarded to the organization that raises the most money prior to Midnight on May 5th

7pm – 9pm $1,000 awarded to the Health organization with the most unique donors between 7-9 pm on May 5th

 

Wednesday, May 6:

After Midnight $200 awarded to the first organization to receive a donation after midnight on May 6th

5:49am Sunrise Prize $500 awarded to the organization that receives a donation closest to sunrise (5:49 am)

7am – 10am $1000 awarded to the organization that raises the most money between 7-10 a.m. on May 6th

11am – 1pm $1,000 awarded to the Health organization that raises the most money between 11 am – 1 pm on May 6th

1pm – 3pm $250 awarded randomly to an organization based in Litchfield County that receives a donation between 1-3 pm on May 6th

2pm – 4pm $500 awarded randomly to a Health organization with a budget over $250,000 that receives a donation between 2-4 pm on May 6th

3pm – 5pm $1000 awarded to the organization with the most unique donors between 3-5 p.m. on May 6th

3pm – 5pm $1000 awarded to the Litchfield County organization that raises the most money between 3-5 pm on May 6th

5pm – 7pm $1,000 awarded to the Health organization that raises the most money between 5-7 pm on May 6th

 

Thank you for all of your help and support!

 

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