Leonardtown Rotary Club Partners with Greenwell Foundation to create the Mindful Meadow
Michael Blackwell, President of Leonardtown Rotary Club recently announced that the Club has awarded a gift of $2,500 towards the creation of Greenwell Foundation’s Mindful Meadow.
In Greenwell’s Mindful Meadow, goats, lambs, and mini horses will roam and play in a specially designed paddock. Human visitors will join them in their space, and experience the joy of having the animals approach them.
“There is abundant research that shows bringing people and animals together is beneficial for everybody, especially for our neighbors in the disability community,” explained Jolanda Campbell, Greenwell’s Executive Director. “Rotary’s gift of $2,500, will is an essential step in helping to create this wonderful space at Greenwell.”
“We are proud that Greenwell Foundation programming now serves all ages in our community – From our Nature Time Program in local Head Starts, Fire Within therapeutic weekends and Field Trips for at-risk teens, Tranquility for veterans and Watershed Heroes for adults with intellectual disabilities Every one of these groups will engage with animals in the Mindful Meadow, and all will benefit from the experience!”
You can get more information about Greenwell Foundation’s programs at the website www.greenwellfoundation.org or by calling the office at 301-373-9775.
Rotary is a worldwide network of Community Volunteers. It’s an organization of more than 1.2 million business, professional and community leaders. Members of Rotary clubs, known as Rotarians, provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations and help build goodwill and peace in the world. Learn more about the Rotary at http://www.leonardtownrotaryclub.org