Boxerwood Newsleaf

November / December 2018

Small, Mighty Boxerwood
It’s not easy being small!

Now in our 19th year, Boxerwood, continues to serve the community with:

  • Dedicated staff and volunteers that deliver top-notch programs to children and adults.
  • Programs that connect with nearly every child in Rockbridge County
  • Accolades from state and federal agencies for the quality and depth of our programs.
  • Track record of securing over 1.3 million external dollars for local school districts
    Learn more…

Trailblazers Hiking Club
The club’s culminating adventure will be a hike on the Appalachian Trail in November!

Trailblazers Hiking Club is a girls after school program offered to students at Parry McCluer Middle School in Buena Vista. With additional funding (donors welcome), Boxerwood hopes to continue this project in the spring. Learn more…


Upcoming Events:
Wreath-Making and Nature Crafting at Boxerwood

Boxerwood is hosting two seasonal workshops that have become Boxerwood traditions

Gifts of Nature Workshop
Craft gifts for birds in the wild
Saturday, Dec. 1 from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Rain/snow or shine!
More info…

Wreath-Making Workshop
Weave wreaths with Boxerwood evergreens to festoon your home
(adults, children age 12 and up)
Sunday, Dec. 2 from 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
(limited to 30 people)
More info…


The American Chestnut Tree
Fighting Back From “Functionally Extinct”

Decades of research and breeding are helping to bring back the American Chestnut tree. Beginning in 1904, a blight killed more than three to four billion trees. With a generous gift from the Virginia Chapter of the American Chestnut Foundation (AFC), Boxerwood has planted two trees. Learn more…


Support Boxerwood with Community Rewards Programs from Kroger, Amazon and others
Earn money for Boxerwood just by shopping at Kroger or Amazon at no cost to you!

With only a handful of Boxerwood supporters registered for these programs, we received over $200 in donations this year. Think how many donations we would receive if more supporters signed up! Learn more…


Pumpkin Totem Pole Winner!

As darkness descended on the Fairy Forest, the lighted pumpkins created an enchanting walkway through the forest. bBoxerwood’s Third Annual Pumpkin Walk was a success with over 150 Jack-O-Lanterns lining the walkway tthrough the Fairy Forest. Visitors voted for their favorite Pumpkin Totem. Want to know the winner? Read more…


Support Education Programs at Boxerwood!
Help us reach our goal of $12,000 for education programs!

Fall leaves, kids’ laughter, budding scientists and naturalists…the joy of Boxerwood educational programs only happen through your help.

We are approaching the end of our education appeal. Thank you to all who have already sent in donations to support Boxerwood education programs.

So far, donors have given us close to $8,140 to help close the gap between program costs and what schools can afford to pay. But we still need more help! If you received an appeal letter, but haven’t sent in a donation yet, there is still time to send in a check or click the button below to give online. Donate Today

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