Statement of Purpose
"A great elm tree spread its broad branches over it, at the foot of which bubbled up a spring of the softest and sweetest water, in a little well formed of a barrel, and then stole sparkling away through the grass, to a neighboring brook that babbled along among alders and dwarf willows. Hard by the farm-house was a vast barn, that might have served for a church, every window and crevice of which seemed bursting forth with the treasures of the farm; the flail was busily resounding within it from morning to night; swallows and martins skimmed twittering about the eaves; a row of pigeons, some with one eye turned up, as if watching the weather, some with their heads under their wings or buried in their bosoms and others, swelling and cooing and bowing about their dames, were enjoying the sunshine on the roof. Sleek and unwieldy porkers were grunting in the repose and abundance of their pens, whence sallied forth, now and then, troops of sucking pigs, as if to sniff the air. A stately squadron of snowy geese were riding in an adjoining pond , convoying whole fleets of ducks; regiments of turkeys were gobbling through the farm-yard , and guinea fowls fretting about it, like ill-tempered housewives, with their peevish discontented cry. Before the barn-door strutted the gallant cock, that pattern of a husband, a warrior, and a fine gentleman, clapping his burnished wings, and crowing in the pride and gladness od his heart,--sometimes tearing up the earth with his feet , and generously calling his ever-hungry family of wives and children to enjoy the rich morsels he had discovered." Washington Irving
The specific purpose of Wellspring Educational Society is to establish a library and provide library material to the disabled and handicapped utilizing audio/video technology and distance learning; United States residents unable to utilize standard print media, due to visual, physical and /or reading disabilities, can listen to internet radio and hear the required and /or requested material; qualified teachers would provide ongoing General Education Development for rural areas to complete high school equivalency; books and other library resources, via cyberspace and radio, would be provided for the interest, information, and enlightment of all people, not just the disabled and no materials would be excluded because of the origin, backgroung, or other views of those contributing to their creation;
We would provide materials and information presenting all points of view on current and historical issues and materials would be not proscribed or removed because of partisan or doctrinal disapproval; we would challenge censorship in the fulfillment of responsibility to provide information and enlightment; we would cooperate with all persons and groups concerned with resisting abridgement of free expression and free access to ideas; a person's right to use the library would not be denied or abridged because of origin, age, background, or views and all information and resources would be available to the public on an equitable basis, regardless of belief or affiliation of the individual or group requesting use of them;
Offer practical information people need to improve their quality of life and to increase individual options in a complex society-information about health, education, business, childcare, computers, the environment, looking for a job; give the disabled community something less tangible, yet just as essential to a satisfying and productive life, nourishment for the spirit, since we would offer the humanities and the arts that encourage people to think and talk about ethics and values, history, art, poetry, and other cultures. Our programs help to illuminate the experiences, beliefs and values that unite us as human beings. They stimulate us to make connections where we noticed none before-between our ancestors and ourselves, between one culture and another, between the community and the individual.
Your generous contibutions will help support those channels we use to meet our stated purpose, please make your checks payable to Wellspring at the address above.
Thank you for your support,
M. Pyatt, Director