Kentucky Derby Party 2021 – CANCELLED

White Birch Center has made the difficult yet, correct, decision to cancel this year’s Kentucky Derby Party. Although we would like nothing more than to have this unique and fun event this year, especially after the trying year we have all experienced, it just simply is not the right thing to do at this time. Planning and preparation for an event such as this takes months. We began planning in January, when it looked as though there was hope that by May 1st, we would be able to hold an in person event. Unfortunately, with COVID numbers trending the way that they are and the recent guidance from Dr. Chan stating to avoid gathering in large groups, it is evident that we are not where we thought we might be by this time. We appreciate all who have purchased tickets and signed up as sponsors. We apologize for the inconvenience and we will be issuing full refunds over the next week.

We now shift our focus to NH Gives 2021. NH Gives is an online day of giving for state of NH Non-Profit organizations and will be occurring on June 8, 2021. Please stay tuned for more information on this day of giving and how you can support White Birch Center with your very own NH Gives Fundraiser!

We apologize for the inconvenience of cancelling this event and we greatly appreciate your continued support of our organization. If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know!

Thank you,

White Birch Center Administration

WBC Extended Ed sells Cookbooks!

The Extended Education children love engaging in imaginary play, forming store fronts and retail exchanges, and selling their paper crafted goodies once they have created them. So naturally, when the opportunity arose to sell something real, with actual money, the children put on their sales hats and got to work. The White Birch Cookbook: Recipes from Cooks and Kids, served as a great opportunity to harness the children’s interests.  

First, we conducted “job” interviews where children were asked why they wanted to sell cookbooks and what their sales pitch would be. All applicants were hired for the job, but we used their individual strengths to determine which part of the sales process they would be involved in. After the interview process, the children got to work within the marketing department. They created flyers and posters that were hung up in the classroom, highlighting the information in the cookbooks. Our sales team then went to work, establishing ways on how they could politely ask people to buy the cookbooks. Then the sales began! The children set up a table with their flyers and a copy of the cookbook. They took turns greeting people when they entered the building, talking to them about the cookbooks, showing them examples of their own recipes, and taking money and recording cookbook sales.  

The cookbook sale has been a great opportunity for the children’s individual skills, knowledge, and interests to emerge and grow through a multi-step, multi-day project.