Emily’s Grandma Donates to WISE in Her Honor

Emily’s grandma donated to WISE in her honor.
“WISE leads the Upper Valley to end gender-based violence through survivor-centered advocacy, prevention, education and mobilization for social change.
WISE Vision
A world of freedom, justice, equality and dignity where all thrive.”
WISE partners with schools to give students the knowledge, confidence and tools to be safe and to have healthy relationships.”
We love you Grandma! You are the best!

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Sandall family donates to Make Way for Books in honor of Emily

Sandall family donates to Make Way for Books in honor of Emily.
“Make Way for books promotes early literacy in limited resource areas of Tucson and southern Arizona by providing young children an opportunity to engage in meaningful early literacy experiences and gain pre-reading skills before they enter kindergarten.
Through preschool and family literacy programs, Make Way for Books provides books and early literacy programming for children, families, preschools, home providers, and teachers throughout Tucson.”

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Foundation donates to Emily’s African Dance class for a scholarship

“The International Rescue Committee contacted Unity Dance & Drum recently to inquire about having Sifa, a 15 year old, attend weekly community African dance classes. This refugee resettlement organization has been working with Congolese families that have recently made their homes in Missoula. Sifa’s family is originally from the D.R. Congo, but all these families have been living in a refugee camps in East Africa for about 20 years. For most of them this move is a major shift in daily living—things like cookstoves, and running water, and refrigerators, language, AND the snow are all very new! With support from the Emily Sandall Foundation, Sifa will be able to attend weekly classes—a great way to connect with other people from the community (and lots of young people in the class right now!), as well as connect with her home continent in some small way.”

Tarn Ream, Emily’s African Dance teacher and dear friend

Wouldn’t Emily love this?!

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Sandall family donates to Bellingham Giving Circle in honor of Em

In honor of Emily and the ten year anniversary the Sandall family donated to the Bellingham Giving Circle that provides food and support to homeless teens that are registered high school students. The teachers and counselors comment on how much it has improved their focus. I think Em would really like this.

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Foundation donates to Center for Music by People with Disabilities in Missoula

“The Emily Sandall Foundation will once again support the work of the Center for Music by People with Disabilities (CMPD), through summer music and dance programs for disabled adults at Opportunity Resources, Inc. (ORI) in Missoula, Montana. Tarn Ream and Roger Moquin offer open African music and dance sessions to everyone in the ORI building, sometimes drawing up to 30 people who join in singing, playing drums and other instruments, and participating in creative movement activities. Due to the nature of this continuing program, the participants are always excited to see Tarn and Roger, often requesting specific songs and movement, happy to learn something new, and always asking when they will be back!

CMPD is a 501 (c) 3 organization, with 509 (a) (2) status, and a mission statement that sums the work nicely: “striving to make music-related activities – music learning, music making, composing, performing, and recording – accessible to children, teenagers, and adults with disabilities in the county of Missoula so that the vision of Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 of full inclusion of people with disabilities in the educational, social, and cultural life of the community can be transformed into a reality.”

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