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Donate to the 2023 Circle of R.E.S.T.E.

About Us

The Circle of R.E.S.T.E – Restorative and Energizing Support for Teachers and other Educators,

is a collaborative initiative by community stakeholders to provide an opportunity for educators on all levels, daycare through university level, to enjoy a chance to rest and learn strategies for mental, physical and emotional wellness. A caring community contributes to a more stable and satisfied workforce among those who are teaching our future citizens.

We are now planning our third annual event to be held:

Saturday, April 22, 2023, 10:00 – 3:00PM, at Columbia International University, Columbia, SC.


To introduce resources, strategies and support for educators and others leading to the reduction of mental and physical stress in diverse environments


The Circle of R.E.S.T.E. coordinates, shares and provides services to educators and others through informational workshops, retreats and counseling sessions with certified and licensed professionals.

The purpose of this letter is to solicit donations for:

1. Scholarships for educators to attend this restorative event at an affordable fee of $75.00 per person. 2. Donations to cover the cost for 150 participants, approximately $11,250.00.

3. Promotional items from your business to be placed in gift bags for the participants.

4. An opportunity to promote your business as a vendor.

5. Donations are tax deductible.

Checks for tax deductible donations can be written to our 501c3 fiscal sponsor:

SERCO, South East Rural Community Outreach, #20-2847013

The retreat will offer workshops and activities based on the seven features from the Circle of Wellness: (1) mind & body (2) rest (3) exercise (4) nutrition (5) environment (6) community and (7) spirituality. Sessions include mental health informational sessions with licensed therapists, massage therapy, facials, art therapy, yoga, inspirational speeches and music to soothe the soul. Dante Lewis, nationally known musician, will provide smooth jazz sounds for the participants.

Videos and pictures from previous events can be found here or on our FaceBook page.

Thanks so much for your time and support. Please contact us for more information.

Veronica Primus, Director, 803-719-1871,

Mrs. Dorothy Stewart, Donations Coordinator, 803-237-9235

Erin Thomas, Registration,

Sponsored by

The Stronger Thread Network

P. O. Box 90314, Columbia, SC 29209, 803-567-1296

Contact Us

Please select your donation type(s). If you would like to donate towards both the event budget and scholarships, you will be asked to specify those amounts below.
Donors will be promoted on the Circle of R.E.S.T.E website, handouts, program, social media, etc. Please select whether you would like to be promoted or remain anonymous:

Thank you for your donation!

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