Thank you so much to all those who have made donations to Berkeley Parents Network, especially those who contribute monthly, indicated by ► . We really appreciate it. BPN's Tax ID is 46-4347971
Quotes from some of our donors
"Just made another small donation and wanted to leave a comment. I discovered BPN as a clueless new mom who'd just adopted a baby. I didn't have the faintest idea of what parenting was all about, didn't have parents or other family to consult with, and had what turned out to be a particularly challenging child. I can't tell you how important BPN was to me in the early years and even now that my child is in high school. The moderators make it a very special community--the ability to ask for advice anonymously is a huge benefit, and knowing that civility will be maintained in responses is also wonderful. Great job! I suggest you let members know periodically how your fundraising is going, and especially let us know if you need an influx of cash. Reminders are helpful! Thanks so much. "
"I wish I could donate more, you are an awesome resource that I have used so many times."
"Thank you, BPN, for providing ten years of priceless guidance, advice and suggestions. I hope you receive as much financial help as you need. All Best,"
"You've been a great help to us throughout the years. Thanks!"
"I moved to Berkeley at the end of August and found my way to Berkeley Parent Network and find it very useful and often touching.....so nice to know that there's a group out there in this interesting and engaging community that thinks and feels and helps deeply."
"Thanks for doing such great work. I don't know what I would have done, being a new parent, without this fabulous resource! "
"I'm so grateful for your work over the years. My last child just started college, but I'm not quite ready to say good bye to BPN."
"THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL YOU DO. YOU HAVE HELPED ME ENORMOUSLY."
"Good luck, you guys! Appreciative of your aid all these years."
"Thank you so much for the wonderful job you've been doing for all these years. You are a magnificent tool. "
"I donated because this was such a great resource for me before my daughter was born through now. I checked references for her day care provider through y'all, so I owe my happy and well-adjusted toddler at least in part to your services! Thanks!"
"BPN is an amazing resource, happy to support its professionalization."
"bpn is like having my grandmothers, mother, aunts, friends and neighbors over for a weekly visit (without having to clean-up before or after.) thank you so much!"
"BPN is the only "community" I pay attention to, and I credit the moderators for making it so useful and smooth. "
"I am very pleased to contribute in a small way. I have subscribed from the beginning and even though our kids have aged out of the BPN demographic, I still tune in. The subjects are relevant, the questions and answers are sincere, empathetic, and practical and it's just one more reason I'm so glad to be part of the community. Good luck with the fundraising. "
"It's a small price to pay for everything I get out of BPN. I really appreciate everything you do. "
"Happy to support all the work you've done over the years. I've benefited from it tremendously. "
"Thanks for being a wonderful, lifesaving resource."
"I really appreciate this newsletter. You are my go-to source for so much."
"Thank you SO much for all your do. This newsletter has been a fantastic source for us as parents and we really appreciate all your hard work. Sorry we can only do so little. When we can, we will do more!"
"Thank you for being such a great resource for our community!"
"Best of luck with the non-profit and transferring the website. BPN is a valued resource I just had to donate. "
"I'm proud to support BPN. I subscribed when I was pregnant with my first daughter 9 years ago. Since then I've posted on and replied to and most importantly read each of the different kinds of newsletters except for Parents of Teens (but I'll get there in a few years). BPN represents all that is awesome about living and raising kids in the East Bay. Thanks for all you do!"
"glad to help support such a valuable resource!"
"Thank you for all of your work on BPN. It is an incredibly valuable resource in so many ways for the Bay Area. I am so appreciative to all who keep it up and running, and moving forward. "
"Enclosed please find my check in support of the wonderful work you have done for many years - and that all of us hope you will continue to do for years to come - to be a lifeline and an impartial source of invaluable information for parents in the S. F. East Bay, all of California, and beyond. You have been instrumental in helping me to grow and keep my business thriving. Very simply put: my business definitely would not be where it is today were it not for your online network. There is no way that I can truly repay you. The enclosed check is sent with my deepest gratitude and thanks for all that you do!"
"Love to help. Have relied on BPN for advice, recommendations- very helpful for us and I like it that it's all local also."
"It's my pleasure to contribute to BPN. Can't imagine how I would have navigated the bay area without it!"
"I wish I could give more, BPN has been a lifeline more times than I can tell you!"
"BPN has been there for us all for so many years!"
"I appreciate what you guys do. My kids are now 16 and 14. I used the list a lot when they were infants and toddlers. After all this time, I still find helpful advice. Keep up the good work. "
"I rely on BPN and am so happy for your future."
"Since having my son in 2010 (and not knowing practically ANYthing about parenting prior to that), BPN has been an invaluable resource for our family. I've bought items, sold items, gotten great advice, contributed advice to others, found a great nanny, found a great daycare, found a great preschool, and am now reading reviews for prospective public schools for our son's upcoming transition into kindergarten! I can't thank you all enough for your hard work and dedication. "
"I'm excited to see how BPN evolves. I do love it and think it's a fantastic resource. "
"We've used BPN for free for a while, so I am happy to contribute. "
"Thank you for your wonderful important work!"
"Please continue to remind us to donate every now and then, because I certainly want to contribute more in the future (when my childcare expenses aren't eating up my whole budget!). I also wanted to use this opportunity to tell you how much I appreciate all of the hard work that the moderators put into BPN. The BPN community is so thoughtful, wise and helpful, and without your tremendous efforts I wouldn't have the opportunity to seek their guidance and support. I can't tell you how many times this service has helped me!"
"hi! my pleasure- thanks for all you do!! bpn has made so many things in our life better it's hard to list them all!"
"Happy to support a group that's given me so much by its existence!"
"BPN has been an invaluable resource through the years, and it is really nice to be able to return the favor. As my husband and I are both very involved volunteers in other things, we really appreciate that a lot of unpaid work has been responsible behind the scenes. I am so glad that you will all be able to take this to the next level and help that work be more sustainable!"
"BPN creates an intimate community where we can connect with others about things that are sometimes too personal or scary to us to share with those we know. Thank you for creating, nurturing and growing BPN!!"
"Thank you for being such an essential resource for the community!"
"BPN is one of my favorite social media, established long before that term became popular."
"I am proud to be part of this great community and am deeply grateful to the volunteers for all that you do. And it is very exciting to see BPN go to the next level! I was one of the earliest members to BPN - when I joined I was member #296! (If that does not date me, I don't know what does! :))"
"Thank you for all of your hard work - high quality, creative, devoted - helping to connect parents and improve parenting throughout the Bay."
"Mother of two boys, ages 18 and 15. Very thankful to the members of the BPN for their pearls of wisdom and their companionship while I try to figure out some of the most challenging parts of parenting. "
"We're huge fans and evangelists for the site. thanks for doing it"