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It takes a village…
A culture based on "going it alone" is one of the greatest social lies. People need people. As an ad-free magazine, regular readers are the lifeblood that flows through our veins. To connect with new readers, we find partners who help us reach out to their communities, and let us offer support in return. Please visit here regularly for updates on the list of those schools, groups and organizations that are meeting their own fundraising needs while helping to spread the word about The Polishing Stone as we continue to grow.

If you would like to assist one of our Fundraising Partners in their good work, you may contribute a portion of your own purchase or donation to benefit them. There are two ways:

  • Select from the Fundraising Partner drop-down list on our Order page.
  • Or, if your organization is a New Fundraising Partner which has not yet been linked to our list below, please enter the name of your organization in the Special Instructions and Comments box on the Check Out page. We will let them know of your generosity.

This village thanks you…

Our Fundraising Partners:

Cascade Harvest Coalition
The Clearwater School
Foundation for Sustainable Community
Gaia's Temple
Green Everett
Hand in Hand
Morganstown Neighborhood Park Assoc.
Phinney Neighborhood Association
Stilly-Snohomish Fisheries Enhancement Task Force
The Tim Noah Thumbnail Theater
The Wise Woman Center
Wilderness Awareness School

Cascade Harvest Coalition: Building healthy food and farm systems by cultivating common ground among farming and non-farming communities., (206) 632-0606,

The Clearwater School: a 501c3 nonprofit organization in Bothell, Washington, is part of an international network of Sudbury schools, all of which are based on the 39-year-old Sudbury Valley School in Massachusetts. The concepts of Freedom, Trust and Responsibility are at the heart of the Sudbury model. Sudbury schools are run democratically, ensuring that students have the freedom to direct their own education. Sudbury graduates move into their adult lives as self-confident, articulate, resourceful and motivated citizens. See for more.

Foundation for Sustainable Community is a non-profit community organization dedicated to strengthening and enlivening local culture. We offer community-building events, workshops and cooperatives, as well as other educational and experiential events focused on topics such as green technology, permanent agriculture (permaculture) and living authentic and meaningful lives. , (425) 770-1700.

Gaia's Temple is a 501c3 nonprofit organization offering Goddess worship services. The themes of the services follow the cycles of Nature, and our seasonal journey through time. They address the common events and experiences that touch our lives, with food for thought on the qualities we wish to embody: love, peace, compassion, healing, devotion and faith. Within sacred space we learn about the Goddess, and spend time in introspection and prayer. Gaia's Temple is a place to replenish our souls and gather in like-minded community. Goddess worship is inclusive. Respect for both the Divine Masculine and Feminine is inherent on the spiral path. Rev. Judith Laxer: 206.529.8085 or

Green Everett is a grassroots organization that invites all people, organizations and businesses of the community to come together. We are dedicated to empowering people, protecting the environment, and respecting cultural diversity. We accomplish this through informing community leaders about sustainability, getting to know our neighbors, educating each other, sharing our ideas, networking - and having fun! One of the ways we can make a difference is to 'Think globally, act locally.' For more info go to

Hand in Hand (formerly Parents Leadership Institute) is a non-profit organization that fosters healthy parent-child relationships that will last a lifetime. We give parents simple, concrete tools to build and rebuild a close relationship with their children, and to lead their families well. We promote parent-to-parent support founded on mutual respect, listening, and the desire of parents to love their children well., 650-322-5323, is herbal medicine made simple. We make the Herbal Medicine Making Kit as well as the cooperative board game, Wildcraft! An Herbal Adventure Game. Learning about plants and making remedies can be seem overwhelming to the beginner, and we exist to mentor people in the joys and simplicity of using herbs in our daily lives. We encourage herbalists of all skill levels to join our free newsletter as well as enjoy our free courses on

Morganstown Neighborhood Park Association: A member of the Adopt-A-Park program in Snohomish, Washington.

Phinney Neighborhood Association (PNA) is a non-profit community organization that provides and promotes programs, services and activities aimed at encouraging connections between neighbors and fostering civic involvement in our diverse community. The PNA has developed an active community center that not only serves as a focus of Seattle's Phinney/Greenwood neighborhood, but offers a wide variety of programs and activities open to anyone in the Puget Sound region., 206-783-2244,

The Stilly-Snohomish Fisheries Enhancement Task Force is a nonprofit organization that works to ensure the future of salmon in the Stillaguamish and Snohomish River basins, and Island County watersheds, through public education and habitat restoration. The Task Force specializes in integrating salmon habitat restoration with community involvement and education. The Task Force plans and implements multiple habitat restoration projects each year. In addition, the Task Force partners with other organizations and agencies on many other habitat restoration and education projects and activities. Go to their website for more information:

The Tim Noah Thumbnail Theater a nonprofit organization, is a home for the performing arts, located in Snohomish, Washington. We teach children and adults music and theater arts. The Theater provides opportunities for amateur and professional performers to present their skills and talents in a comfortable, intimate setting. We endeavor to be a community asset by providing quality entertainment and experiences, as well as a meeting place for people of all ages.

The Tim Noah Thumbnail Theater is supported by: tuition from classes, revenues from events such as performances, speakers, cultural events and films, fees from space rental, donations and grants. For further information:, 360.568.9412.

The Wise Woman Center: Located in Woodstock, New York, our unique educational center was founded by renowned herbalist, author and educator Susun S. Weed — the voice of the Wise Woman tradition — whose goal is to help women rediscover these ancient Wise Woman ways, passed down through countless generations. The Wise Woman tradition empowers you to use your innate wisdom when gathering information and making informed decisions about your health care-options. Natural healing and healthy living is simple, safe, and fun! Improve your health and personal wellbeing as you begin to use complementary medicine confidently and effectively. On our website you will find an extensive body of healthful information: articles, interviews, and information about herbal medicine books, workshops and correspondence courses. While there, sign-up for our Free Monthly E-zine/newsletter. Green blessings... , 845-246-8081.

Wilderness Awareness School: is a not-for-profit outdoor nature education organization established in 1983 and based in Duvall, Washington. We offer dynamic programs for adults and children of all ages in nature awareness, edible and medicinal plants, wildlife tracking, survival skills, mentoring and more. We are dedicated to caring for the earth and our children by fostering understanding and appreciation of nature, community and self. Our programs combine ancient and modern ecological wisdom, and empower people of all ages to become stewards, mentors and leaders. , 425-788-1301.

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