$18,560 Raised to Date!
Over the summer, we were busy planning, designing, meeting with interested parties, and writing grant applications to a variety of local and national organizations. We are pleased to report that through these efforts we have raised $18,560 for our playground project to date! As a result, we are now in a position to move forward with the purchase and installation of the swings!
In order to maximize the funds we have raised, we are planning on doing a community build for the swings. In the coming weeks, we will be seeking volunteers to help with the site prep and installation of them. Please e-mail us if you would like to help: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you to the Frances Hurst Neighborhood Fund, (a component fund of the Madison Community Foundation) and the Madison Area Music Association for their generous financial contributions toward our project. Our dream of creating an accessible, inclusive play space for all Emerson children to be able to use and enjoy together will become a reality only through community partnerships like these.
Many other grants and donor opportunities have been identified and will be applied for in the coming weeks and months ahead. We are hopeful that we will be in a position to make additional improvements to our playground in 2015.