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2013 Spring Appeal
Help create a more peaceful mealtime environment
Thanks to our community's generous response to our Spring appeals, we've been able to consistently improve our facilities over the years so that they better support the retreat experience.
The focus of this year's Spring Appeal is an expansion of our Retreat Center dining room. This is increasingly needed – with so many full retreats, there simply isn't enough space during many meals for everyone to have a seat.
Our overall vision for the dining room includes three major elements:
- an additional space to provide sufficient seating at tables for every meal
- a deck with tables and seating for up to 30 people that can be used during the warmer months
- an acoustical ceiling treatment to reduce the sounds of conversation on opening and closing days
We are seeking to raise $140,000 over a two-year period to cover the estimated cost. Please give as generously as you can to help us make changes that will allow greater quiet and ease of movement during meals.
May your generosity benefit all!
"Generosity enacts the quality of nongreed; it is a willingness to give, to share, to let go." ~ Joseph Goldstein
"Generosity has tremendous force because it arises from an inner quality of letting go." ~ Sharon Salzberg