29 November 2013
Circle of Support
We are so grateful to be a part of this growing wise woman community. The beauty of each woman radiates outward, forming this web, including women of all shapes and sizes, from different backgrounds and walks of life. We get to share in our moments of strength and joy, and offer support to one another in times of need.
As the scholarship applications came pouring in, representing women who would love to attend the conference but are unable to participate in the work exchange program or afford the registration fees, we knew the amount of scholarship requests would quickly surpass the amount of money in the fund.
The call for donations to support the scholarship fund has been answered by this community. Countless women added a small donation to their registration fees, contributing a little at a time to a steadily increasing fund. When a few women came forth with larger donations, we watched the fund double, just like that. Over a hundred businesses, organizations, and craftspeople donated their goods and services to the scholarship raffle. And, in turn, hundreds of women purchased raffle tickets at the conference for a chance to win.
The scholarship program would not be possible without these generous donations, large and small. So we shout "Thank You" to every last one of you, for being part of this community and for your support.
Asha, a recipient of scholarship funds at the 2013 conference, says "The Herbal Conference made me realize that I am not alone in my commitment to live a wholly, sensual, grounded and natural life! The women I met here inspired me to take these experiences and carry them forth in my daily life. I was immensely blessed and filled from the experience."
If you are finding yourself in a place of financial abundance this season, please consider donating any amount to the Conference Scholarship Fund.