Peace and Joy from Cairn Guidance

 

Dear School & Community Health Partners,
Happy Holidays & Happy New Year from the Cairn Guidance Team! As exciting as it is to grow our team, it means increased hours, more meetings, and of course, more stress. 2017 will be an exciting year for us as we have internally committed to participating in two team wellness events and individually, three personal balance goals.

Our team is working on how we take care of ourselves so that we can continue to be present, commit the time and energy to fulfill our mission of creating places of health and well-being where all youth are healthy, connected, educated and achieving their full potential.

We also believe that helping others is incredibly important. Below, we share three organizations that are near and dear to each of our hearts. We encourage you to check them out, donate to them or just become aware of their social cause.

Jess-
American Refugee Committee Providing opportunities and expertise to refugees, displaced people and host communities.
350.org is building a global grassroots climate movement that can hold our leaders accountable to the realities of science and the principles of justice.
Representation 20/20 working to level the playing field for women candidates across the racial, political, and geographic spectrum so that our nation's rich diversity is reflected in our elected bodies.

Liz-
Momentum Alliance a youth-led organization that inspires young people to realize their individual and collective power to create social change
Pixie Project a non-profit animal adoption and rescue center
Women’s Foundation of Oregon focuses on improving the lives of women and girls.

Samantha-
The True Colors Fund The True Colors Fund is working to end homelessness among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth, creating a world in which all young people can be their true selves.
Planned Parenthood a nonprofit organization that provides reproductive health services both in the United States and globally.
The Appalachian Community Fund is a publicly supported, non-profit grant-making organization that provides resources and support to grassroots organizations working to overcome the underlying causes of poverty and injustice in Central Appalachia (East Tennessee, Eastern Kentucky, Southwest Virginia and West Virginia). 

In health,
Liz, Jess & Samantha