Hello to all of our faithful Growing Roots supporters!
We hope that you are all enjoying the beautiful colors, the crisp fall air and all of the other gifts that come with the change of the season. As you know, Growing Roots has transitioned into a new season of its own, marked by our big move to the north Grand Rapids/Comstock Park area!
While our location has changed, our purpose and our passion remains the same - to provide meaningful nature-based programming that enhances the quality of life of our community members with developmental disabilities and empowers them to reach greater independence!
As Growing Roots settles into our new home, we have identified a few needs that must be met in order to continue to provide exemplary services to this underserved and often under-estimated group of incredible individuals.
This Giving Tuesday, Growing Roots is working toward three main goals:
Creating an accessible pathway from the farm entrance to the future garden area to ensure that our participants with mobility aids are able to participate in ALL activities. Approximate cost = $4,500
Preparing our future garden area with new, enriched soil. The participants will grow food for the community in this garden beginning Spring 2022. Approximate cost = $3,200
Purchasing animal food to store for the winter. Approximate cost = $1,250
We would be so grateful if you would consider sharing our Giving Tuesday information on social media and/or inviting your friends and family to view our Giving Tuesday page! We know that, if we all work together, we can reach these goals!
From our Facebook page please share our Giving Tuesday posts from your page. Let your friends and family know how beneficial Growing Roots is to our community. You may also forward our email messages and share your own story about Growing Roots. We can all grow together!
No gift is too small! Thank you for making a difference!