Dear Greenways friends,
I have great news. All your enthusiasm and hard work has made a real impact AND has inspired one of our volunteers to make a significant year-end challenge match to help fund our continued work.
You can help build on this momentum by making your first tax-deductible financial gift to Seattle Neighborhood Greenways.
Every gift made by December 31st (up to $10,000!) will be matched!!!
My $1,500 gift = $3,000
My $500 gift = $1,000
My $150 gift = $300
My $50 gift = $100
My $25 gift = $50
Was it just a year ago that we first started to imagine a city connected by safe, family-friendly streets where our children and families could walk and bike to school – and live happy, healthy lives?
And what an incredible year it has been! Through everyone’s hard work, this dream is now being cemented as Seattle’s actual transportation policy. The transformation we’ve brought about is unprecedented, and has received national recognition. I am grateful and inspired by every one of you.
Personally, I became involved in bicycle advocacy in 2008 when my son Akiva was 10. I wondered whether he would be able to experience the freedom of bicycling from our home in Wallingford to Roosevelt High School. Akiva is now a high school freshman, and he still can’t bike to school safely.
But next year, kids and families all over Delridge and Ballard will be the first to have networks of safe, healthy streets. These streets will make it possible to people of all ages, incomes and abilities to get around their neighborhoods.
Make no mistake: Seattle Neighborhood Greenways is at a crossroads. We’ve accomplished so much in our first year – you’ll find just a sampling at the end of this e-mail.
But we can do so much more as a sustainable, funded organization. Right now, our main financial support has come from a single, generous donor. I know many of you are passionate about Greenways, but haven’t yet had a chance to contribute your time or money.
If you support the dream of a Seattle where our families and loved ones can safely walk and bike: please make a end-of-year donation to Seattle Neighborhood Greenways. No matter the amount – whether $25 or $2500 – we value your participation.
Our steering committee’s ambitious plans for 2013 (link) and beyond will only be possible with your broad financial support. You can make a tax-deductible donation today through our fiscal sponsor Seattle Parks Foundation. And for a limited time, your donation will be matched. DONATE TODAY! for a future of safe, healthy streets.