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A Message from the President of the Board

Talking Stick Has A Firm Foundation

"What are we doing tomorrow, mom?"

"Talking Stick!"

"Hooray!!!"

This has been a regular dialogue in my house for years.  The time my kids spend at Talking Stick is the anchor of the week, and the backbone of their social lives. Their most important friendships have been born and nurtured there.

I hope your family enjoys Talking Stick as much as we do, and I ask you to join us in helping this rich community to grow and thrive.

Talking Stick opened its doors in 2006 with a "class" of eight young homeschoolers in a room rented one day per week in a community center. In the time since, we have grown to offer two full days of programming to approximately 60 home educated youth. We not only offer day programs full of open-ended exploration, but advanced enrichment classes, including inquiry-based math, writing, and history programs.

We have even bigger ideas for the future. We plan to expand our offerings to make it easier for families to homeschool as their children enter middle school and high school. We would like to make this amazing education opportunity accessible to more families.

To do all this, we need your help. Talking Stick has a firm foundation, but we need to raise money to ensure our long-term growth. There is a simple thing you can do to help, especially this holiday season -- use GoodSearch for all your web searches, and GoodShop for all of your on-line shopping.

If 50 people each use GoodSearch to search just ten times per day, Talking Stick will get a donation of nearly $2,000.  If 50 of us each spend $50 a month on-line and earn an average donation of 2%, Talking Stick will receive another $600. We are hoping to raise $6,000 from GoodSearch and GoodShop this year, which will go a long way toward helping us meet our fundraising goals. So please make using GoodSearch and GoodShop a regular part of your day, especially as you shop this holiday! Ask spouses, friends, and grandparents to use GoodShop and GoodSearch, too. The more people who use this wonderful tool, the easier it will be for us to meet our goals.

Download this quick and easy “how-to” showing how you can get started with GoodSearch in just a few seconds.

We understand that not everyone is online, and if you prefer not to participate in our fundraising efforts by using GoodSearch, please consider contributing $120 this year. Donations are fully tax deductible, and can be made online or mailed to Talking Stick, PO Box 562, Flourtown, PA 19031.

Thank you very much for all of your support.

Sincerely,

Lisa Marchiano, LCSW, NCPsyA
President of the Board
Talking Stick Learning Center