Head, Heart, Hands spring auction
Thank you 2023 auction-goers, for a record-setting event!
Ticket sales exceeded expectations by 25 percent – 198 participants contributed a record-setting $44,775 toward Winterberry's Play Yard Improvements. This first WPG-hosted auction since 2019 filled the Alaska Native Heritage Center. Dozens of new volunteers and stalwarts rolled up their sleeves to organize the event and spirits were as high as the lofty bids. Phase I of II of the Play Yard Improvement Plan began this summer with plenty of families racking up volunteer hours. This means children will enjoy a less muddy, safer, more suitable outdoor space that foments social, imaginative and natural interaction for years to come.
2024 auction details coming February
Meanwhile, Winterberry kids thank you for play yard enhancements made possible by a generous 2023 auction.
Outdoor play amid the rhythms of nature are cornerstones of Waldorf education. Through rain, shine and snow – more than 250 K-8 children have maximized the daily use of our little play yard. Since 2018, parents have engaged into the legwork, the planning and the relationship-building required to transform the play yard. In 2023, auction helped raise the money.
Finally, funds raised by WPG made it possible to break ground. Work has begun to improve drainage, prepare surfaces for play equipment and build accessible, inclusive pathways. Handy parents built sandboxes, garden boxes, a pretend-play boat, raised decked walkways and constructed a wildly popular mud kitchen. Grade 7 students planted a rain garden, Grade 3 harvested the vegetable garden! Dream it. Build it. Care for it. Learn more about Winterberry Play Yard Improvements.