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Thank you so much for your support in 2020!

Tending to our students’ social and emotional needs has never been more important.  Thanks to the generous support of over 130 individual donors, including many new donors who came to us through the Catalogue for Philanthropy, 3 new corporate supporters, and foundation grant renewals,  we were able adapt our resources to support Peace of Mind educators and students nationwide in 2020.  Our Annual Report sums up our accomplishments in 2020, and you can find more about our programs here, too:

Peace of Mind Overview    *  Peace of Mind Response to Covid and Social Justice

Peace of Mind’s Social Justice Resources

“Trust me, if every school in the world had Peace of Mind class, then the world would be a better place.” –Molly, Peace of Mind 5th grader

Our Donors

We are grateful for the financial support,  volunteer time and expertise, and in-kind donations from so many.  Without you, we simply would not be able to do what we do.  Thank you.  Read more about our donors here.

Why Support Peace of Mind?

Peace Teacher Linda Ryden, founder of Peace of Mind, talks about the increased importance of our work now for our kids.

Peace of Mind Inc. is a small but mighty educational nonprofit based in Washington DC dedicated to encouraging and supporting mindfulness-based social emotional learning, conflict resolution and social justice teaching in our schools.  Our extensively classroom-tested resources equip educators to meet the needs of students in early childhood through Grade 8.  Peace of Mind skills support children’s social and emotional well-being and foster their development  into peaceful, effective change-makers.

Our work has never been more important! Your generous contributions enable us to continue to develop and share at low or no cost the highest quality, cutting-edge curricula, training, and community of practice support with our students, educators and families, when and where they are needed most. Thank you!

I am astounded by this beautiful curriculum… a brilliantly practical guide for teachers, one that understands kids – both how they think, and their imaginative capacities. This is a model for the classroom of the future. – Jeff Warren, Mindfulness Teacher; Co-author with Dan Harris of Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics.

Financial Contributions

We welcome financial contributions through our website here or by checks made out to Peace of Mind Inc.   If you are interested in donating appreciated securities, please contact our Executive Director Cheryl Dodwell.

We are committed to taking care of our donors with integrity and appreciation.  We do not share our donors’ contact information with anyone outside of our organization.  We will only publicly announce your support with your permission.

Our EIN # is 47-1449614.  Our address is Peace of Mind Inc, 5540 Nevada Ave NW, Washington DC 20015.   Here is our 501(c)(3) Determination letter.

In-Kind Contributions

We welcome donations of food, drink, and materials for Peace of Mind events, and gladly offer recognition of your support in return.   Our in-kind sponsors include Bullfrog Bagels, KIND Inc, and Squeaky Pops.

Volunteer time

We welcome volunteers to take part in our Parent Advisory Board, our Student Ambassador Corps (for middle and high schoolers), and by helping with Peace of Mind Events.

If you would like to know more about supporting Peace of Mind Inc in any of these areas, please contact our Executive Director, Cheryl Dodwell.

Thank you!