in lieu of gratuities, please consider donating to the following organizations I support:

The Underground Center (UGC)

The Underground Center (UGC) is a charitable 501(c)(3) grassroots non-profit dedicated to researching, practicing and sharing ways of living that are sustainable and socially just. Some examples of what we practice and teach are organic food growing, natural building techniques, off grid infrastructure like rain catches and solar electric, and economic models of sharing labor and resources.


We touch people affected by illness. We teach massage therapists how to provide care safely and effectively. We advocate for access to that care and for a broader role for massage therapists in healthcare.

Boys & Girls Club - Saugerties Unit

The Saugerties Unit has been welcoming youth since its opened its doors in April of 2006. Located in the Village of Saugerties this traditional Boys & Girls Club Drop-in program services youth between the ages of 6 to 18 years of age, with specialized programming opportunities. 

Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women

Your donation helps make it possible for us to cultivate and strengthen our ability to advocate for Native women and children and breaking of cycles of violence.

Planned Parenthood of Greater New York

For 100 years, Planned Parenthood has promoted a commonsense approach to sexual and reproductive health and well-being, based on respect for each individual's right to make informed, independent decisions about health, sex, and family planning.

The Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services

At RAICES, we believe that all people have the right to seek a safe and secure future for their families. We open over 10,000 affirmative and removal defense cases annually to preserve that right.

service providers i recommend

Ben Brown, massage therapist

HND+TMPL, NYC, New Paltz, & Rhinebeck NY

Minya DeJohnette, acupunturist

Kingston Acupuncture, Kingston NY

Jen Costa, craniosacral therapist

Eldermoon School of Herbal Medicine, Woodstock, NY

Sarah Johnson, chiropractor

Center of Health, Saugerties, NY