Happy New Year!
In 2016, our wonderful community helped us to fund a successful campaign to purchase materials and supplies to help the garden grow and improve. There was an incredible outpouring of support, and we reached our fundraising goal much sooner than anticipated. With that money, we've been able to put in a shiny new shed, a beautiful koi pond, and even more vegetable planting beds.
While the garden is looking better than ever, we're facing another big hurdle in this new year: the garden is still under threat of illegal closure, and we need immediate funding to help us pay for legal counsel in the fight to keep our doors open. In short, we are attempting to reach our emergency fundraising goal of $3,000 before our January 11th court date. We are also raising funds to become a 501c3 nonprofit, which will allow us more long-term rights and give the garden access to more grants and partnerships.
Click here for the link to the campaign. (a note: If you wish to make a tax-deductible donation, please click here to donate through 596 acres. Follow the form instructions to earmark the money for the Eldert Street Garden campaign. You will receive acknowledgement of your donation in the mail from 596 acres.)
And if you live in the Brooklyn area, please come join us at our January 11th court date at the Brooklyn Supreme Courthouse at 360 Adams street in downtown Brooklyn. We need to show the judge that the garden has a strong community behind it! For details, please reach out to us by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Every dollar counts. We can win the case, if we can stay in court. We need all donations, great and small. And whether you feel you are able to donate or not, please share our campaign via facebook, email, twitter, or any other social media platform that you are able to. We can reach our goal quickly if people share our campaign. If 200 people donate just $15, we will succeed!
Thank you for your time, and your support at this late hour.