OVER 400 MEMBERS AND COUNTING
Since 4/6/2017, there has been a steady flow of hundreds of people (we fondly refer to them as Village members) living our PERfect mission. Each and every conversation makes a difference for those involved in these discussions.
Sarah’s Village Foundation was created in 2021 with the focus of helping the Easton and Norton school systems to start.
We will utilize the funds we raise to strengthen the policies and programs within these school systems to promote wellness and eliminate the stigma associated with mental illness.
We’re collaborating with various organizations such as Epione Health and Wellness Center, KyleCares, the Jed Foundation, and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) to maximize the impact in the community.
Easton Public Schools
2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR
GRANTS PROVIDED ACROSS FOUR PROGRAMS IMPACTING 1,370 STUDENTS
WITH $8,795 IN FUNDING
Minding your Mind speakers participated in 7th and 10th grade Health classes with over 550 students to share their mental health and wellness journeys. They also spoke with 5th graders at Richardson/Olmsted.
Ivy Watts, author of "You're Worth Fighting For" will be speaking to over 800 students at Easton Middle School, sharing her story and sharing tools for students to help manage and improve their mental wellbeing.
The 97 Club is providing activities at Easton Middle School associated with May Mental Health Awareness month, such as pet therapy and a poster contest.
SVF founders Mark and Cynthia met with members of Oliver Ames High School's Active Minds Club, and are exploring ways to support and collaborate with them in the future.
SVF has pledged to support Easton Public Schools with a $20,000 grant for the 2023-2024 school year
Norton Public Schools
2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR
34 STUDENTS IMPACTED ACCROSS TWO CLASSES AND COUNSELING PROGRAMS THROUGH $15,800 IN GRANTS
SVF also partnered with Epione to offer the "Reduce Stress, Increase Success" stress management seminar to help support students with achieving a healthy balance as it relates to various stressors. 10 students from 7th and 8th grade participated in the 8 week course.
SVF has pledged to support Norton Public Schools with a $20,000 grant for the 2023-2024 school year
350 STUDENTS ATTENDED
350 students and advisors from 25 high school's Active Minds chapters attended the April 13th KyleCares conference to learn from experts, share ideas, inspire each other and engage in open and honest mental health conversations. SVF provided a $6,750 grant to fund keynote speaker Ivy Watts andsupply every attendee with a copy of her book focused on finding mental wellness and self love. The attendees, including our board members Tanya and Lisa, also got a surprise visit from Patriots players Mac Jones and Josh Uche!
SVF is proud to partner with KyleCares, a foundation whose mission aligns closely with our own.
SVF has pledged to support KyleCares with a $7,500 grant for the 2nd Annual KyleCares Conference on 4/04/2023
Samaritans of Boston
$1500 Donated in 2023
SVF provided a $1,500 grant in support of Samaritans 24/7 crisis call and text lines. This is our second year of providing support to this impactful mental health organization