Saturday, February 4, 2017

At the goal line: 'Kick the Habit' to protect parks & streams

Here's an update on our "Kick the Habit" campaign. And a way that you can help enlist others to help us to reach the goal line.

We just recently got the results from #GivingTuesday: The Gates Foundation was so successful in giving away money that they ran out of funds before all of our donations were matched. Thanks to all our donors, a full match would have concluded our fundraising efforts. But as it turns out a little more funding is needed to make single-use water bottles a thing of the past at Alexandria's athletic fields.
'Kick the Habit' is our effort to reduce a significant source of waste and litter--the reliance on single-use bottled water--by installing water-bottle and jug filling stations at the City's two highest-use fields, Simpson Stadium Park and Witter Fields. Alexandria Soccer already has water jugs/coolers, and its players have reusable bottles. Help us fill them.
Contributions to 'Kick the Habit' will still be matched dollar-for-dollar through a Community Matching Fund grant we have been awarded through the Department of Recreation, Parks, and Cultural Activities.
We are over 80% of the way to reaching our goal.. With the matching funds and existing commitments, any donation will be matched to close that gap. Less than $1,000 is needed still.
While we reach out to more corporate donors, we've reopened our crowd-funding effort as well. We'd appreciate your help in getting the word out. 

Tell folks that they can help "Kick the Habit" at our new fundraiser page: