Greening Lea – Close the Gap!
Update 9/2/15 – Thank you to all who have pledged and contributed to the Greening Lea Close the Gap campaign so far! We are excited to share that we met last week’s challenge grant, bringing in an additional $1,000! Please continue to help spread the word! And remember, Naming Campaign brick and paver orders are due this Friday, September 4th.
Original 8/24/15 – The West Philly Coalition for Neighborhood Schools and its Greening Lea committee have spent the summer hard at work towards the 2015 project phase groundbreaking! We are very close to achieving our vision of a new shady tree bosque, lush rain gardens, and a new entrance into the play yard at 47th and Spruce. We have bid out the project, found a contractor, ThinkGreen LLC, and planned a timeline for 2015 construction.
We are grateful for the many community businesses and individuals who contributed to the Greening Lea Naming Campaign as well as to our many donors to the 2015 project phase, including the Philadelphia Water Department, the McLean Contributionship, the Schuylkill River Restoration Fund, TD Bank, Recyclebank, TreePhilly, Lea faculty and staff, Lea families, and community members. The Naming Campaign order process remains open with bricks, pavers, and clusters available for purchase until Friday, September 4th.
Even with all this wonderful progress, we have a funding gap that we must close and are asking for your assistance. Our goal for the Greening Lea Gap Campaign is $15,000 by Sunday, September 27th. Donations of any amount will make a difference! To kick things off, an anonymous donor has offered us $1,000 if we are able to raise $2,500 by Friday August 28th at midnight.
Please consider contributing today to help make this phase of Greening Lea a reality in 2015! Remember, West Philly Coalition for Neighborhood Schools is an all-volunteer organization- every dollar you donate will go directly toward this project and enhance a vital piece of our West Philly neighborhood.