Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Dispense with disposables. Restore with reusables. #GivingTuesday

Dispense with disposables. Restore with reusables.

What gets dumped on our streets and parks in just a short time ends up in our streams and rivers forever...unless there's a lot of time, effort and money expended to remove it.
With just a little money, the Four Mile Run Conservatory Foundation hopes to pilot the promotion of bottle filler stations at Alexandria's most heavily used parks to help 'Kick the Habit'.

You contribution through Facebook today on #GivingTuesday will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $1k!! 
Coupled with a seed grant from the ActionAlexandria Green Ideas Challenge and the new Alexandria Park Community Matching grant program, we are all quickly heading in on the goal. Help tap the ball in!
(And if you can't get into position right now, please help find an opening to pass it on).

About this Fundraiser
In partnership with the Alexandria Soccer Association, The Four Mile Run Conservatory Foundation is working 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 fill them.

Contributions to 'Kick the Habit' will be matched dollar-for-dollar through a Community Matching Fund grant we have been awarded through the Department of Recreation, Parks, and Cultural Activities. Our fundraising goal for this campaign is $3,000. With the matching funds and existing commitments, this amount will bring us to the $10,000 project budget.

In honor of #GivingTuesday, the Gates Foundation will match donations to this fundraiser up to $1,000. Facebook is waiving all fees.

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