The children, veterans, and vulnerable seniors that Arcadia serves are going to need your support more than ever in the coming year.
Your tax-deductible year-end donation to Arcadia will make 2017 just as productive and effective as 2016 has been – from veteran training, field trips, and Mobile Markets, to farm camp, healthy soils and food – you are the reason Arcadia exists, and you give us the reason (and the means) to get it all done. (And if you are really feeling generous – like $5,000+ generous – let’s talk offline. One of our members is hosting a cocktail party for 20 donors with a special guest on Dec. 1. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are intrigued!)
Feel the impact of your donation! Please indicate which program you would like your donation to support and see examples of what make happen below. Or ask us to apply it where the funding is needed the most.
Sustainable Agriculture: Funding Goal: $25,000
Support our sustainable vegetable farm! The food we grow is used in our field trip programs to make veggie lovers out of the pickiest eaters, and sold by our Mobile Market at discounted prices to families who otherwise lack access to affordable, fresh, local food. Here’s what your gift invests in:
$25 – gardening gloves and hand tools for volunteers
$75 – a high-quality hoe for hand cultivation, the best for building healthy soil
$100 – 20 crates for harvesting
$1000 supports our greenhouse rain catchment system
$5000 – buys 1000 feet of deer fencing to protect our crops!
$10000 – Helps us dig a well on George Washington’s old Dogue Run farm. And saves Farmer Katherine from having to walk through the scary woods and all that poison ivy to irrigate via our pump!
Veteran Farmer Program: Funding Goal $100,000
$100 buys lunch for 20 veterans working up an appetite learning farm skills
$165 buys a complete set of textbooks for a veteran farmer on scholarship
$250 buys a training hive of honeybees
$1000 buys trellising for 200 feet of hops plants for the new training hop yard
$1995 pays the tuition for one Veteran Reserve Member’s year-long training program
$22,000 pays the salary of a Veteran Farm Fellow’s year-long apprenticeship on Arcadia Farm!
Farm Education: Funding Goal $32,000
Field Trips Funding Goal: $20,000
$25 covers printing costs for one week of field trips
$50 covers the healthy salad bar
$100 buys sun hats for our little farmers
$400 funds a field trip for a low-income school
$800 rents a bus for a field trip to Arcadia Farm
Farm Camp Funding Goal: $12,000
Arcadia’s acclaimed Farm Camp reserves one-quarter of its slots for children from low-income families who otherwise couldn’t afford to come to camp. You can help make camp a reality for these kids!
$25 funds a camp shirt for a scholarship camper
$100 donation to the scholarship fund
$300 fully funds a farm camp scholarship
$1000 funds three farm camp scholarships with t shirts and reusable water bottles for the kiddos!
Arcadia Mobile Markets: Funding goal $60,000
$10 matches the purchase of wholesome food by SNAP, WIC and Senior FMNP customers dollar for dollar up to $10
$100 matches the purchase of wholesome food by SNAP, WIC and Senior FMNP customers dollar for dollar up to $100
$1000 pays for 5000 outreach fliers and coupons
$6,000 matches all WIC mothers’ purchases of healthy fruits and veggies for their children from the Arcadia Mobile Market next season
$7,000 matches the purchases of fruits and veggies by low-income senior citizens.
$40,000 supports our distribution network and reefer truck so we can move food from local farms to the city.
thank you for your support!