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2021 HBC Annual Appeal Letter and a Letter from our President

Below, you can learn about what we accomplished together in 2021 and how you can make a tax deductible donation to support our scholarships and programming.

Hello Dear Supporters and Friends,

Big Changes kept coming for so many of us in 2021. We hope you are finding your way connecting to the things that inspire you, to the Land that you love, taking time to be still and listen, and finding ways to be creative and expressive.

The HeARTbeat Collective has moved. Our new home address is at The Montague Retreat Center at 177 Ripley Rd, Montague, MA 01351.

It is an honor to be involved with stewarding the Land, caretaking the facilities, and carrying on the rich legacy. The place is quite magical, abutting the Robert Frost trail, and surrounded by water on two sides.

Our first offering there will be December 18th, at our 2nd annual Winter Solstice Bonfire.

Our focus has always been to create uniquely artful gatherings inspired by nature and culture. 2021 has certainly been like no other for us.

This letter, our annual appeal, is going out to all of you who are the core supporters of the HeARTbeat Collective, Forestdance and Unifier family. Together we are entering our 19th year of creating these inspiring gatherings.

We are so thankful for every one of you who has joined us over the years and contributed your knowledge, care and service to our circles. For those of you who are new here, welcome, and we hope you will join our incredible community of supporters.

For culture creators and carriers, and so many arts organizations, 2021, as well as 2020 certainly has provided a unique set of challenges.

Each year we raise a complimentary percentage of our programming costs from our community to help us meet our annual operating budget. If Unifier, Forestdance or another of our events has touched your life in a profound way, then please donate today.

In 2021 we:

  • We completed our second year operating as a recognized 501c3 organization.
  • Offered our 37th Forestdance Gathering
  • Raised over $4k and counting to help steward 417 acres knows as Camp Timber Trails, in Tolland, MA
  • Hosted a volunteer work weekend at Camp Timber Trails.
  • Offered scholarships to our Forestdance Gathering
  • Ran our 1st Winter Solstice Bonfire in Montague, MA
  • Co-hosted the Thank You Bonfire event at Camp Timber Trails, along with members of Dance New England and CTT itself. 

Together in 2021 we offered many meaningful experiences, shared many healthy lessons, and inspired and cultivated leadership from so many in our community. With your support, we will offer an even brighter vision in 2021.

Please send your tax deductible donation to:
The HeARTbeat Collective, Inc.
177 Ripley Rd.
Montague, MA 01351

You can also donate via PayPal or with a bank or debit card through our portal by clicking the “Donate” button.

Being in service to you, our community is a great honor and your support truly makes it possible.

Please Hear Us Say Thank You.

Sincerely,

Ult Mundane, Emmanni Martine Persico, Steve Young, and Jason Cohen.
Board of Directors,
The HeARTbeat Collective Inc. is a non-profit 501c(3) organization.

Our 2021 programs were made possible through grants and donations from:

Mass Cultural Council
The Blackbaud Giving Fund
CJP: Combined Jewish Philanthropists
And Contributions from over 110 individuals like you.

A message from our President, Ult Mundane

The HeARTbeat Collective sponsors transformational expressive arts events year-round. We keep our entry fees low because it’s important that everybody has access. We offer work-exchanges and scholarships to further reduce costs for those who are called to join us.

In order to keep making these beautiful offerings, from time to time we ask our community for some support. We ask you to donate your time at the Camp Timber Trails work weekends. We ask you to volunteer your skills and efforts. We invite you to consider becoming a board member. And sometimes, we ask you to donate your money.

This is one of those times. We are raising $5000 to donate to Camp Timber Trails to repair and improve the roof at the West Wind dining hall, and we are looking to bolster our own programming and stay ahead of the wave as we prepare to bring our gifts to other gatherings. 

If you feel like you have benefited from our offerings and can afford to give back, please click the Donate button now.

With love and gratitude,

Ult Mundane
President of the Board of Directors,
HeARTbeat Collective