OUR NATURE POSTINGS AMBASSADOR
There are no words to convey our sadness over the passing of our Nature Postings Ambassador, Ms. GG. Her passion for education and helping others has impacted every life she has touched. She was a mentor for many of us, and has taught us how to live, love and do math!
Ms. GG began her journey with Nature Postings before we had even started. She was there for the conception of Nature Postings, and has been with us ever since! Her dedication to our cause has brought us further than we would have ever expected. She has been with us for all the good times, and all the bad times as well, and we can confidently say that without Ms. GG, Nature Postings would not be where it is today.
Through her years of volunteering with us, Ms. GG has helped us in many of our educational programs, as well as outdoor adventures, parties, events and team buildings. Many of these programs she helped to both plan and execute. And every one of our students love her dearly, and not just for her cookies and nerds!
Ms. GG brought out the best in people, and helped us in more ways than we can possibly think. She was a blessing to all, full of love and life and joy. Her beacon of light will forever shine down upon us.
MEMORY OF MS. GG
“Only a moment you stayed, but what an imprint your footprints have left on our hearts.”
IN MEMORY OF DANERI GAY
In memory of Daneri Gay (Ms. GG) her son Ryan Gay has opened a fundraiser on behalf of Nature Postings. We are more than grateful for this incredible act of kindness from this amazing family!
Ms. GG always said that Nature Postings gave her purpose after she retired. But she gave us so much more than we could have ever asked for. She gave us hope, love, friendship, encouragement, motivation, peace and much more. And now, even after her passing, she still has found a way to provide us with more than we deserve.
With over 100 donors, and almost 700 shares, Ms. GG's influence is more apparent than ever. We were honored and blessed to have her with us for the time that we did. Keep scrolling to see how we will be using this fund to honor the legacy of Ms. GG!
“If there ever comes a day when we can't be together, keep me in your heart. I'll stay there forever.”
- A.A. Milne (Winnie-the-Pooh)
We want to thank all you for your donation and for keeping Ms. GG's legacy alive. Ms. GG had a passion for reaching those who needed it the most. For that reason, this fundraiser will be utilized to create Ms. GG’s S.M.A.R.T.I.E.S. Club, an elite and exclusive program for kids where they can come and participate in an 4-week nature and science based hands-on program. Ms. GG taught us that it is cool to be smart, and she always gave us smarties candies to remind us.
“Some people arrive and make such a beautiful impact on your life, you can barely remember what life was like without them.”
We would like to introduce you to the newest member of the Nature Postings SQUAD, Crunch!
Crunch is an adopted Goffin Parrot, named after a very special nickname between Ms. GG and her husband, Ben. Ben used to call her Crunch because she loved to chew on ice!
When Ben came to us to see how we could use Ms. GG's legacy to help others, we knew immediately what we had to do. At Nature Postings, we use exotic animals to create everlasting experiences with our participants. Ms. GG helped to care for these animals and loved to handle them with our students. Now with Crunch, we will be able to create even more everlasting memories in the honor of Ms. GG.
“Like a bird singing in the rain, let grateful memories survive in time of sorrow.”
– Robert Louis Stevenson
AN OPEN LETTER
My name is Yoelly “Ms Joy”, President of Nature Postings. I want to take a minute to express our gratefulness to all of you who has donated to the GO-FUND ME in Memory of Daneri “Ms. GG” Gay. I met Daneri in 2010 when she started volunteering at Deering Estate at Cutler when I was working there as part of the Environmental Education Department. Her name was difficult for me to pronounce, due my Spanish accent (I am from Puerto Rico) so asked her if she had a nickname to call her by, and she said “GG” for grandmother Gay, and that was it for both of us.
Ms. GG assisted me in many educational programs at Deering Estate at Cutler from 2010 to 2012, from Within the school programs, home school, events at the park, concert and more. Ms. GG even became Mrs. Claus during the Holidays event we celebrated at the park.
In 2012 Ms. GG started motivating me to continue my passion and to start my own company. At the beginning I didn’t even thought it was possible, but she gave me a challenge and I took it. In July 2013, I opened Nature Postings Inc. With Ms. GG’s advice by my side, we have created a small business with the main purpose of creating experiences using nature and science as our medium or classroom. From Educational programs, parties and events, outdoor adventures and team building programs, we expose all participants to the beauty and knowledge found in our natural resources around us. All of those programs were put together and developed from my one car garage in my house. And Ms. GG was always present in all of our crazy ideas, becoming the GREATEST MENTOR we could ever asked for.
In 2018, we finally could move out of my garage and we rented our first space. I did not allow anyone to see the space until Ms. GG was the first one opening with the key. She was there since all of this was just an idea and she deserved to be the first one opening the doors. From March to December 2018 we painted walls, bought and built furniture and step by step created our own Nature Postings little lab in Cutler Bay Florida. In December 2018 we had our first open house, that we called Critter Jingle. All of us in Nature Postings decided to dedicated our Open House to her and we named Ms. GG our NATURE POSTINGS AMBASSADOR. She cut the ribbon during that day and allowed all guests to enjoy all the hard work put into developing our small company.
Ms. GG taught us so many lesson, in the personal and professional level. We will always call or text her in weekly basis to see her point of view in different situations. All of our staff and volunteers acknowledge that in Nature Postings, God is always first, but in second place, Ms. GG had the spot. We loved and admired her beyond words. She became our STANDARD to LIVE by. We would always say “if Ms. GG can do it, why can’t we”. She was everything to us.
When we received the news of her passing, for a couple of hours, we felt that the world fell on us, we cried together, we were surprised and sad. But after putting together all the emotions and grieving, we realized the blessing we have had to count with such a special human being for all these years. We promised that day that we will continue her legacy throughout all of our programs and that her name will always be known as long as Nature Postings exists.
We are honored to have your support, in special during these difficult times for small business. Your donation will be used greatly and with the only purpose of enhance our community.
Ms. GG will always be ours, and we will always be hers.
God bless you and stay tuned to our social media and You Tube Channel to enjoy everything your donation is allowing us to keep doing.
From the bottom of our heart, there are not words that can describe the HONOR we feel for this amazing gift.
THANK YOU AND THANK YOU !!!!
Yoelly “Joy” Burgos-Muñoz
“If I had a flower for every time I thought of you, I could walk in my garden forever.”
– Alfred Lord Tennyson
Although Ms. GG preferred to be behind the camera, we made sure to capture as many memories as we could. Here we compiled some of the photos we have taken of Ms GG enjoying her programs at Nature Postings. Please feel free to send us any photos that you would like us to post here!