Whether you contributed time and energy, a financial gift, or both, you helped us build a strong Farm Discovery community in 2016. Because of people like you, we had a successful year including a summer farm camp season where half of the 111 campers received financial aid!
Want to give the gift of community and provide kids with transformative, hands-on summer camp experiences in 2017? We are excited to share some news with you: Farm Discovery at Live Earth was picked for the 2nd annual Santa Cruz Gives campaign. From now until Dec. 31, you can help us raise money for camp scholarships by donating at santacruzgives.org/nonprofit/farm-discovery-live-earth/
Your gift through Santa Cruz Gives makes an even bigger impact because the more money we raise from individuals, the more matching funds we receive. The SCG matching fund will be distributed proportionally and there are $1000 prizes!
During a recent field trip Director, Jessica took a group of kids to our flower field. “The group was so excited to simply pick some flowers to bring home,” she shared. “They quickly learned which ones were easy to pull by hand, and which ones had stems that wouldn’t break. They put beautiful little bouquets together. It made me smile when one of the girls, Yasmin, started talking about how she would like to carry a bouquet like this for her quinceañera. She is 9.”
Help us bring more kids like Yasmin into our flower fields during farm camps next summer. Donate today and please share the site, with friends, family and your community.