335 E. Linton Blvd., Suite 2219, Delray Beach, Florida info@rootsandwingsinc.org 561.265.1381

The Story of Roots and Wings

Our Mission

Roots and Wings is organized and shall be exclusively for charitable, religious, educational, scientific or literary purposes within the meaning of Section 501c3 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.

In particular, Roots and Wings shall serve children in need and their families and attempt to improve their access to education, healthcare, transportation and recreation, and to encourage strong, cohesive families.

The Establishment of the Charity

Ted Hoskinson was an elementary school teacher for a period of time at a very fine academic institution in Washington, DC. Years earlier, he was a student at the same school for nine years and was privileged to ultimately graduate from high school there.

Although Ted did not make teaching his life-long vocation, he always cared deeply about elementary education. His wife Anne and he decided that their joint legacy would be to establish and fund a charity that would focus on children in need, improving their lives through better education and by encouraging strong, cohesive families. As Ted became more involved in this idea, his initial focus became centered on public school elementary education. As a boy attending a private school Ted was privileged to receive great knowledge and caring from many teachers. He enjoyed experiences that he had once taken for granted, but understands now just how precious they were in so many ways.


Ted’s wife Anne passed away in April of 2016. As part of the grieving process, he decided the best way he could honor her was to begin the mission they conceived together! Anne wanted to call the Charity “Roots and Wings”. By luck, that name was still available in Florida, and it is now been formally established it as a 501(c)3 organization. By doing so, the organization can now accept contributions from others who believe in this cause and its mission. We are now able to begin the wonderfully fulfilling task of engaging others in the wonderful adventure of gifting in a meaningful way to enrich the future by strengthening the youth of tomorrow.