May Update – Mental Health Awareness Month

Dear Friends and Supporters,

We are delighted to provide you with an update on our recent fundraising efforts and impact at Hayward Twin Oaks Montessori School. As May marks Mental Health Awareness month nationwide, it presents the perfect opportunity to check in and share our progress.

Throughout the month, Hayward Twin Oak Montessori’s dedicated clinicians from the Mental Health Department hosted a booth for all students twice a week during recess, creating a safe space for them to seek support and guidance. Additionally, the secondary campus courtyard was adorned with positive affirmation posters, fostering an environment of positivity and well-being.

We are thrilled to announce that our Together for Mental Health campaign has seen remarkable growth since January. Initially, we received donations totaling just below $17,000. However, thanks to the arrival of fulfilled pledges, grants, and company matches, we have now reached an incredible milestone of $37,350. This significant contribution sets a strong foundation for the construction of a much-needed Wellness Center. We extend our deepest gratitude for your unwavering support, as this endeavor will enable us to create a space where connections can be made, hope will grow, and healthy outcomes can flourish.

As part of our Together for Mental Health outreach, in March, we sponsored mindfulness crafts for families at the event, Hayward’s Birthday Bash. It was a wonderful opportunity to engage with our community and share valuable local and national mental health and suicide prevention resources.

In April, we began preparations to feature Xander’s story on a national platform through an upcoming podcast. In this conversation, we will shed light on the crucial topic of the economic impacts public schools face when prioritizing mental health. We will provide further updates once the recording process commences.

Moreover, in May, we had the pleasure of hosting esteemed community leaders at Hayward Twin Oak Montessori School’s annual dinner auction. During this event, we had insightful discussions on how we can expand our Together for Mental Health campaign and acknowledged their invaluable contributions to improving the greater Hayward community. Taking the time to foster relationships with our local change-makers is important to us.

We sincerely appreciate each and every one of you for joining the circle of friends supporting Hayward Twin Oaks Montessori. Together, we can achieve so much more!

With heartfelt thanks,
Friends of Hayward Public Montessori