The Greenhouse Project – Sustainability 2021
Through these tenuous times, The Greenhouse Project is now donating more than 4,500 pounds per year of organically grown produce to the food insecure, has grown an Ag Sciences program at Carson High School to 200 students with two full-time instructors, and through fundraising and grants built an Outdoor Classroom to accommodate larger classes. The Greenhouse Project continues its sponsorship and nurturing program for the 80 flower baskets that beautify our downtown each summer, collaborated with Chamber Leadership and Carson City Parks and Recreation on the completion of the Serenity Trail at our Foothill Garden site on the Carson Tahoe Health campus, plus expanded outdoor beds to meet increased produce donation needs and provided virtual gardening classes all with a three person staff, AmeriCorps members, ag students, CLS/special needs youth, and volunteers making it happen.
Lessons learned from 2020 are that our annual fundraiser, “Concert Under the Stars,” is no longer viable in an unpredictable world. Therefore, we ask for your help in launching a Sustainability 2021 Campaign to ensure financial security in perpetuity with a two-pronged approach. As a GuideStar Silver rated non-profit, a “Friends of The Greenhouse Project” endowment fund will encourage donations of all kinds so as to minimize fundraising and concentrate on “friendraising,” emphasizing the good your donor gifts can support and the positive difference your money can make now and in the future. A $1 million goal provides an average investment return of $80,000 in dividends annually, supporting The Greenhouse Project’s financial security to continue our mission and allowing the expansion of our vermiculture program and the development of a wholesale crop program to subsidize The Greenhouse Project’s operations while also opening new learning opportunities for students. We are also expanding our plant sales offerings.
Donations in any amount help The Greenhouse Project reach this goal. The Greenhouse Project greatly appreciates your past generosity and hopes you will support our Sustainability 2021 Campaign. Please mail a check to the address below or click on the PayPal Giving Fund button below to donate now. If mailing a check, you may specify in the memo line whether you prefer your donation to go towards the endowment fund or the crop program. Contact Board President Karen Abowd at 775-232-8626 or email@example.com if you would like more information.
Legacy giving can also make a lasting impact! If you’re interested in considering a legacy gift in your Will to The Greenhouse Project, please let us know, and be sure to consult with your attorney or financial planner.
Thank you for your consideration.
Checks may be mailed to:
The Greenhouse Project
PO Box 2024
Carson City, NV 89702
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