2017 Seed Money Campaign

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Dear Friends of Garden Time,
Last year when we asked for your help to fund our programs and grow hope, confidence, and futures at the RI Adult Correctional Institutions, you blew us away with your generosity. Join us again this year as we use the Seed Money platform to grow Garden Time to new heights for the 2018 season.

Click HERE to make your annual gift of $20, $100, or more to Garden Time!

Your gift will ensure that Garden Time programs continue for another year. The Seed Money drive ends on Friday, December 15th, so please visit our Seed Money Campaign at https://donate.seedmoney.org/1439/garden-time-at-the-ri-adult-correctional-institutes to learn more about Garden Time and make your gift now. If you’d rather make a tax-deductible donation by check to Garden Time, send it to 286 Rochambeau Ave, Providence, RI 02906.

Your gift means the world to us and to the men and women gardening in our programs right now. Thanks always for your support!

Garden Time-To-Work

Garden Time has a $25,000 FUNDRAISING GOAL for 2017 to develop and pilot “Garden Time-To-Work”, a garden-based vocational training program at the Men’s Medium Security Facility. While acquiring expertise in horticulture, agriculture, and landscaping, students in the program will develop critical 21st-century learning skills and workforce readiness that will benefit them in a broad range of employment situations.

Contact kate@gardentime.us to learn more about supporting this project.

You Can Sow the Seeds of Education, Empowerment & Inspiration!

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Thanks to our generous donors, Garden Time was one of just 75 organizations to receive $400 in matching funds from Seed Money. Thank you!

We are less than $1,000 away from our $2,500 goal to fund transformative growing programs in the New Year. We’re a small organization run entirely by volunteers, so every dollar counts! If you haven’t yet made a donation, now’s your chance to support Garden Time by giving to the Seed Money fundraiser!

You can give men and women who have had limited success in their lives the chance to gain confidence, learn important life skills, and experience hope with a donation to Garden Time!

To understand the impact of your gift, listen to our gardeners at Max describe what the garden means to them on RI Public Radio’s story about our program: http://ripr.org/post/maximum-security-prison-gardening-gives-inmates-chance-grow

You can also support Garden Time through the Amazon Smile program where .5% of what you spend is donated. Click here to start supporting Garden Time with your Amazon purchases.

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Your gift means the world to us and to the men and women gardening in our programs right now. Thanks always for your support!

Kate Lacouture
Co-Founder & Executive Director
Garden Time, Inc.

Vera Bowen
Co-Founder & Board President
Garden Time, Inc.

P.S. If you’d rather make a tax-deductible donation by check, please make it out to “Garden Time” and send it to 286 Rochambeau Ave., Providence, RI 02906.

Garden Time’s 2016 Seed Money Campaign

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Dear Friend,
Last year, when we asked for your help raising money for our Garden Time prison garden program, you generously contributed more than $2,000 through the online Seed Money platform. You chose to give men and women who have had limited success in their lives the chance to gain confidence, learn important life skills, and experience hope.

Please join us again this year. Click here to make your gift of $20, $50, $100 or more to Garden Time!

You supported gardens at our three program facilities helping serve fresh produce to over 1800 inmates. You gave vocational training to men and women who will leave prison with job skills in a competitive market decreasing the chance they’ll wind up back behind bars.

You brought guests to Garden Time who spoke on permaculture, environmental justice, organic pest control, soil science, and medicinal herbs. You helped the men in Maximum Security set up a worm composter. You brought a new native plants garden to the women in the Minimum Security Facility. You encouraged the gardeners at the Medium Security Facility to turn their knowledge of herbs into a culinary herbs reference guide for kitchens at all the facilities.

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Help us meet our fundraising goal of $2,500 to keep gardening in Rhode Island prisons. A gift of $20, $50, $100 or more will ensure that Garden Time programs continue for another year. Once again, we’re participating in Seed Money, a granting program that matches $400 if we can raise $600 on our own. But only the first 75 organizations to achieve $600 will receive matching funds from Seed Money. The drive ends on Thursday, December 15th, so please make your gift now! Click here to go to our Seed Money Campaign (or paste the following link in your browser: https://www.seedmoney.org/campaign/351/garden-time-at-the-ri-adult-correctional-institutes)

There are plenty of other ways to support our program! If you’d rather make a tax-deductible donation by check, please make it out to “Garden Time” and send it to 286 Rochambeau Ave., Providence, RI 02906. We also love in-kind donations! For Rhode Islanders: Garden Time gets 1% back from East Side Market for collected receipts. So, if you shop there, please save your East Side Market receipts for us! Let us know and we’ll arrange to pick them up.

You can also spread the word! Share widely with friends who might be interested in supporting prison garden rehabilitation. Like us on Facebook and receive Garden Time updates.

And last, but not least, if you’d like to volunteer, we’d love to have you! We are accepting applications for volunteers for the 2017 growing season. Let us know if you would like to learn more about volunteering with Garden Time.

Your gift means the world to us and to the men and women gardening in our programs right now. Thanks always for your support!

Kate Lacouture
Co-Founder & Executive Director,                                                                                 Garden Time, Inc.

Vera Bowen
Co-Founder & Board President,                                                                                   Garden Time, Inc.

P.S. To understand the impact of your gift, please listen to our gardeners at Max describe what the garden means to them on RI Public Radio’s story about our program last year: http://ripr.org/post/maximum-security-prison-gardening-gives-inmates-chance-grow Then visit our Seed Money page and make a gift of $20, $50, $100 or more!

Thank you!

Garden Time’s Seed Money Funding Campaign was a HUGE SUCCESS! Thanks to everyone who donated. We are overwhelmed by your generosity and support!

If you missed the deadline for our Seed Money Campaign, don’t worry–It’s never too late to make a contribution to Garden Time. You can send a donation to: Garden Time, 286 Rochambeau Ave. Providence, RI 02906. Garden Time, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization. All contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Seed Money Campaign

Garden Time believes there is no better rehabilitation than gardening to instill in inmates a sense of hope for the future, as well to provide them with the practical knowledge to improve their lives.

We are so grateful for the generous donations made to Garden Time’s Seed Money campaign. We have raised over $1,800 so far and qualified for the $400 matching grant from Kitchen Gardeners International. KGI has offered another challenge: The project that has the most number of supporters by December 15th will win the People’s Choice Award, a $600 match.

Help support the 2016 growing season with a $10 minimum donation to our Seed Money page:
https://www.seedmoney.org/en/projects/25920-Garden-Time-at-the-RI-Adult-Correctional-Institutes.

If you would prefer to make a tax-deductible contribution directly to Garden Time or for more information, please contact Kate Lacouture at (401) 996-4922 or kate@gardentime.us or Vera Bowen at vera@gardentime.us or write to Garden Time, 286 Rochambeau Avenue, Providence, RI 02906. Garden Time is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt charitable organization. All contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.