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Friends of Cocoons

 

Friends of Cocoons Nonprofit
Supports Scholarships & Environmental Education

Friends of Cocoons is a nonprofit 501c3 that was formed to fund preschool scholarships for young children who would benefit from attending Cocoons during the academic year and Environmental Summer Camp, and to promote environmental education.

Friends of Cocoons sponsors both the annual  Fall Festival at Cocoons, and Grandparent’s Day. These amazing events not only enrich every family's experience at Cocoons, all of the proceeds are used to fund scholarships as well as the year round environmental program in the meadow, backwoods and barn!

Friends of Cocoons has partnered with the RSU21 Alternative Education students to facilitate the construction of environmental education projects like the new foot-bridge leading to the back 40. Friends of Cocoons also partners with the local Eagle Scout candidates who have built a mud kitchen or the playground and a “secret hideout” playhouse for our meadow. They also sponsor an online auction which has become an amazing fundraiser for both scholarships and environmental projects. An authentic Abenaki village is one of the projects FOC is currently fundraising to build. This village will become a year round outdoor classroom for all.

Over the past several years, FOC has experienced a 500% increase in financial aid applications! These young families have budgets that are stretched to the max. They are deeply committed to giving their children the best start they can! They know that quality early childhood education produces long-term improvements in school success and just need enough help to make Cocoons as affordable as another "day care". Friends of Cocoons funds approximately 10 academic scholarships each year but the board can not begin to meet the needs of the community.

All scholarship applications are reviewed by SSS in Princeton, NJ as well as the board.

100% of all donations to FOC benefit local families.The FOC board is comprised of only volunteers.

Please consider making  a contribution to Friends of Cocoons by either mailing a check to Friends of Cocoons, 35 Heath Road, Kennebunk, Maine 04043 or by using your credit card by clicking on the secure link above. All contributions are deductible to the full extent of the law.