Fundraising Inspiration: Whittier Mill Parktoberfest

While it’s no small task, the community group of Whittier Mill Village has built a wildly successful and fun annual fall family festival: Parktoberfest. What started out as a neighborhood potluck now attracts a minimum of three bands, more than 650 adults, and an estimated 200 children to the park, raising a net of about … Continue Reading →

Fundraising Inspiration for Your Park: Jennie Drake Park’s Brick Sale

The most commonly used donor recognition program is the brick sale. Donors purchase a brick for the park which will be engraved as per their request and placed in a designated area (walkway, recognition wall, courtyard, etc.). The fundraising committee must determine the best price for bricks ($50 and $100 are the most commonly used … Continue Reading →

Fundraising Inspiration: Lang-Carson Park Cornhole Tournament

The Friends of Lang-Carson Park was keen on hosting an event to bring positive energy into the park and raise awareness within the neighborhood. In order to reach Reynoldstown’s growing demographic of young families, the group decided to organize an event that would speak to this generation: a cornhole tournament!   For $20, a team … Continue Reading →

Fundraising Inspiration for Your Park

Attention Friends of the Park groups! The Garden Hills Neighborhood Foundation has discovered THE way to fund raise for their neighborhood parks, all while eating, drinking, and being merry. The secret? House parties. Yes, house parties. The formula is simple: Volunteers sign up to be a party host. As a party host, the volunteer agrees … Continue Reading →

Lessons from the Garden Hills Pool House Project

At our June PARC meeting (that’s Parks Atlanta Rescue Coalition), we visited with Jeff Clark at the Garden Hills Pool House. Jeff is the President of the pool’s volunteer board of directors, and under his leadership they built a BEAUTIFUL new pool house … all with money raised through 36 months of painstaking fundraising. Fundraising … Continue Reading →

Challenge Grant Goal Reached!

With your help and unwavering support, Park Pride reached the $25,000 fundraising goal to fulfill the terms of the 2013 Challenge Grant! This grant, issued by an anonymous donor, stipulated that each dollar donated to Park Pride would be matched, up to a total of $25K!        And we did it! YOU did it! THANK … Continue Reading →