Winter Wishes

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“King Winter is in the land. He reigns with a cold and freezing hand. He makes Jack Frost touch nose and toes and brings us white and shining snow.”

As we prepare to say good-bye to 2014 and welcome in 2015, all of us at Mariposa hope that your holidays have been festive and bright! We hope that as you usher in the New Year, you will take a moment to consider making an end of the year donation to the children and families of Mariposa.

This past year has been a year of growth, new energy and renewal for Mariposa and we eagerly anticipate what the New Year will hold.

Your support is helping Mariposa build a community of lifelong learners who are poised for success as they journey through school and life. With your generosity, we will continue to touch the lives of some of Providence’s most at-risk children and families with our transformative early childhood programs.

As always, thank you for your continued support, for believing in Mariposa and helping us achieve our vision!

With warm wishes for a peaceful and joyous New Year!

Feeling Grateful

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“I think a hero is any person really intent on making this a better place for all people.”
~Maya Angelou

As Thanksgiving nears, the seasons shift and darkness nimbly and imperceptibly lengthens the night’s stride, I find myself reflecting on the past year at Mariposa.


In September we saw the opening of our Community Preschool and the arrival of our new students and their families, October brought with it plenty of warm days for exploring in the meadow, and then there were the November days that just begged to be spent outdoors, soaking up the sun, raking the leaves and rolling down the hills. Now with the time change, cooler weather and the realization that the holiday season, New Year and future are coming toward us faster than ever, I find myself wanting to hold still for a moment and remember the past.

I want to stay in the warm embrace of autumn, listen to the children sing songs about the Autumn Tree, watch as they prepare the garden beds for sleep and enjoy the fragrance of freshly baked bread they kneaded with their hands.

But of course, time will not stand still, so neither will we. We will continue to move forward, dance with the future and create memories that become the stories of our past.  Here at Mariposa, when we think of those stories, we think of you, for you are all a part of the Mariposa Story.

Without you, there would be no Mariposa, and for this we are truly grateful!
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