Get Social to Get Funded!!!
Recently we had a school raise all their funds ($1100.00) in almost less than one week! It was woolly great watching these donations come in one by one. Some were for only $5, others for $100, and a lot were right between $10-$25. We reached out to the school to ask them how they managed to get the funding so quickly. They were eager to share their secret with other schools and teachers, so they too, could have their very own Woolly School Garden. Here is what Naama Goldstein from Mission Hills School had to say:
” I reached out through our online school forum, as well as Facebook pages, including pages representing the school community and my own personal page. I also sent out group emails to family and friends, both from the school and outside it. I asked that school friends do the same. I have experience with online community organizing, and find that it is absolutely necessary to send thoughtfully written, emotionally engaging messages that are both as short and as informative as possible — and to send multiple times (though never the very same message.) Folks are inundated with information and online tasks, so it often takes several tries as well as a buildup of reports to gain and hold your recipient’s attention at just the point when they can and will offer support.”
We would like to send out a BIG WOOLLY THANKS to all the generous donations that have been received for any and all of our schools enrolled. Building a school garden can only bring good and sunny things to your community’s children. Pick a school today and see how far your $5 will go!