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Common Ground: Double Your Giving Power

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BENEFITING: New Haven Ecology Project

ORGANIZER: Common Ground

EVENT: Giving Tower Holiday Challenge

EVENT DATE: Dec 01, 2015

Wendy Battles-Plasse

THE STORY:

I support Common Ground because it treasures bringing people together  - students, adults and people from all over New Haven and all walks of life - to build a healthy, dynamic community committed to making our environment a safer, more just place.  In this crazy, uncertain, stressful world, Common Ground is a beautiful, calming presence. 

What do I love about Common Ground? As a Common Ground board member, I love that we have an amazing charter school of smart, inquisitive young people (a place where test scores continue to climb!) and dynamic, nurturing teachers who are inspired to make a difference in the environment and let their voices be heard in powerful ways. I love that we have an organic farm - beautiful, fresh healthy food is grown that's used for school lunches and that we sell in our local community.  I love that we bring pepople together for awesome learning experiences - from a workshop on fermenting to cool night time hikes.  Simply put, this place is a New Haven gem and simply rocks!

It's a wonderful place, a safe haven, a school, a learning center and farm all rolled up into one! Please join me in supporting this awesome organization that is all about creating positive change in New Haven.

Thank you so much for your support!

Wendy

PS - Here are some more details about Common Ground if it's new to you. :)

Common Ground is a high school, urban farm, and community environmental education center in New Haven. We work to bring our community together and share a love of learning, discovery, and the natural world. We cultivate habits of healthy living and sustainable environmental practice among a diverse community of children, young people, and adults. 

We want our place to be your place, too.

As a whole, Common Ground is a center for environmental learning and leadership located in New Haven, CT.   It is a place where all members of the community – young and elementary-aged children, middle and high school students, the general public, and environmental practitioners – can find connections to the local environment, each other, and opportunities for learning and engagement.

Common Ground connects farm, forest, and city.  Our working farm includes production and educational gardens, and a variety of animals.  Located at the base of West Rock Ridge, our site includes 20 acres of forest with hiking trails, wildlife, and diverse natural habitats.  Within New Haven city limits, Common Ground seeks to explore urban ecology and develop paths to urban sustainability.

$100

MONEY RAISED
  • Wendy Battles-Plasse

    $100

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40% Raised of $250 Goal

The Team: $26,360 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Common Ground Rules

Amount Raised

$12,426

 

124% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Betsy Sneath

Amount Raised

$2,085

 

209% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kimball Cartwright

Amount Raised

$1,926

 

385% Raised of $500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Claudia Merson

Amount Raised

$1,850

 

123% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Bob Parker

Amount Raised

$1,675

 

84% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Melissa Spear

Amount Raised

$1,670

 

167% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Beth Klingher

Amount Raised

$1,350

 

135% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kate Cebik

Amount Raised

$798

 

266% Raised of $300 Goal

Donor Comments

Wendy Battles-Plasse

Wendy Battles-Plasse

DONATION: $100

Because I LOVE Common Ground and am happy to contribute to our amazing community! 3 years ago