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Dear Friend of Wilderness Awareness School,

Recently, I came across a statistic that reinforces the critical need of our work. Each year our local school district does a Healthy Youth Survey. This is one of the recent findings:

More than 1 out of every 4 (28.2%) 8th graders in the Snoqualmie Valley reported that, in the past twelve months, they felt sad or hopeless almost every day for two weeks or more in a row.

Clearly, the modern, plugged-in and disconnected lifestyle is not working for our children. Now, more than ever, children need access to programs that get them outside and connected to nature, community and self.

With your support today, you can give more kids of all ages the hope and joy they desperately need!

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During our Fall Annual Fund campaign, you have a special opportunity to double your impact. A long-time passionate supporter has offered a $100,000 matching gift! Now, every dollar you give is worth two, helping more kids of all ages to connect with nature and feel “deep joy and connection”.


Kaveh found deep joy and connection being at WAS. The students are really able to pursue their passions and fall in love with the world.

--Aaron Swartzman, father of Kaveh (age 10), scholarship recipient


Our community of students needs your support. As we expand our reach and connect more students with nature, our need for scholarships and investments in infrastructure continues to grow.

Your generosity is deeply appreciated by our students and families.


Every week you could see the growth in her swelling, her confidence building, and her love of nature intensifying. If I had to sum it up, I’d say this program has helped us all to come ALIVE! A big and glorious THANK YOU to all the amazing people who have donated and given my daughter the opportunity to blossom into this beautiful human being.

--Rachel, Mother of Gwenevyre (age 4), scholarship recipient


Please help more kids of all ages come ALIVE by sending in your generous contribution today, and help us reach our goal of $200,000 during our Fall Annual Fund campaign.

With gratitude,

Warren Moon,
Executive Director

P.S. All donations you give by December 31st will be matched - doubling your impact! 

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All donations are 100% tax-deductable as provided by law.

Wilderness Awareness School is the official dba of The Awareness Society, a not-for-profit organization, recognized as Federal Tax Exempt Organization under IRS code section 501(c)(3). Tax ID # 22-3190778.

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