Dear Friends of Baobab Community,
Baobab has made some important and energizing changes, and we are now halfway through our two-year transitional time. Our organizational restructuring in 2012, as well as our sole programming focus on youth and children, has resulted in a very positive impact within Baobab and our surrounding community. More of our resources are spent on artistic projects and guest artists; and youth initiatives such as our mentoring opportunities and subsidized spots have been increased.
Last month we held our AGM, which included a brainstorming session with many members of the public, as well as the youth in Baobab towards our next three-year Strategic Plan, which will be released in January. We are excited about the direction we are moving in, and the energy that is gathering towards our 20th Anniversary year in 2015 is palpable!
A recent note from a parent following the AGM:“[My daughter] was so energized after the meeting that she got inspired to discuss matters even more. We continued our conversation until we got home, with her really examining her feelings about Baobab. It was very touching to hear her express her feelings about you and the group. My goal has always been to surround my children with wonderful role models who are passionate and who want to share their love of music and art with them. And I feel that we found that. You have made such a huge positive impact on [her] and all of us that we definitely feel a strong connection. We look forward to sharing our music with everyone!”
The response last year to our donor campaign was very encouraging! It seems that many of you also realize the value of our unique programming and wish to support us in our efforts to stay viable as well as keeping the integrity, vibrancy and joy in what do.
We would be thrilled if you felt you could support us this year.
There are currently two ways that you can make a donation to Baobab:
- Choose “Donate!” on our website to donate online through Canada Helps.org
- Mail a cheque to us in the office: 323 Clifton Rd Ottawa K1Z 5V1, along with your contact information to facilitate receipts
Baobab is a registered charity with Revenue Canada (Canadian Charity Registration Number 86158 7095 RR0001), and tax receipts will be issued promptly for all contributions of $10 or more.
Erica Sher, Board Chair & Kathy Armstrong, Artistic Director