12.8.2022 Matching Event Update
|10 for 10 Matching Event Update|
In celebration of 10 years GROWing together, a group of our founding members, supporters, and past and present board members created a matching fund. The first $5,000 donated to GROW will be matched – that means your gift and impact will be doubled!
If you have already given to this event, Thank You! If you haven’t we invite you to donate to help us finish this milestone year in a way that will launch us into a new decade of connecting youth to healthy food and nature.
When we first piloted our school garden program at one school in 2012, we had a goal of eventually reaching more children. Now in our 10th year, to have 10 schools partner with us for hands-on school garden lessons is truly remarkable. Our greenhouse and farm field trip experiences have taken off, allowing our programming to reach youth year-round. Thank you for being a part of growing our mission! Please consider donating again to support quality hands-on garden based learning to positively impact the health of the youth we serve.
Remember, the first $5,000 donated to GROW will be matched – that means your gift and impact will be doubled. Help us reach our total year-end fundraising goal of $10,000 in honor of 10 years of impact and in anticipation of what can be accomplished in the next 10! We are still $2,905 away from reaching our goal.
Your donation will make a positive impact on the lives of the youth we serve. Thank you from all of us at GROW and the students who will experience a connection to healthy food and nature because of your generosity.
|Thank You For Giving!|
Giving Tuesday is a global generosity movement started in 2012. Thank you to all who chose to support the mission of connecting youth to healthy food and nature with your donations. Your generosity brought us closer to our year end goal and will do so much good for the youth in our community!
|Thankful for a full year|
We are thankful this 10th year of GROWing for the relationships we have built across the region to bring seed to table garden education to so many youth. Thank you for supporting this important work!
In celebration of a full and wonderful year of connecting youth to healthy food and nature we want to share with you the impact of our programs by looking at the numbers from 2022:• 10 School garden partner schools
• 122 Farm camp participants
• 175 Kids Cooking Challenge individual & team participants
• 334 Open Garden visits were made
• 497 Greenhouse or farm field trip attendants
• 600+ Pounds of produce were harvested
• 655 Garden lessons were taught
• 3452 Students experienced healthy food and nature!