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The Friends of Leicester Library are excited to announce the Leicester Library Giving Garden project. We need your help to reach our target of groundbreaking and first planting by summer 2021. 

The entire garden vision is a multi-phase project to develop an open-access food forest, located at the beautiful, hill-top Leicester Library property. Phase One is focused on the installation of an enclosed annual garden, where volunteers will grow food and share knowledge

The Giving Garden Committee of the Friends of Leicester Library aim to encourage community building, lifelong learning and environmental stewardship. This project is by the community for the community.

We invite you to join us in establishing the Leicester Library Community Giving through an in-kind gift of supplies or financial support toward our Phase One goal of $10,000. Given the library’s location and our altruistic aims for the garden, your sponsorship will support a highly visible and visited community project.

Individual Donations

If this is a project that means something to you, then please consider making a small (or large!) donation to the garden. Cash or Checks can be left with Leicester Library staff in an envelope clearly marked ‘Leicester Library Giving Garden.’ Please make checks payable to ‘Friends of Leicester Library’ memo line: Giving Garden. Please leave a name and contact so we can be sure to thank you! You can also mail check to the library at 1561 Alexander Rd, Leicester, NC 28748.

We encourage everyone to become a Friend of Leicester Library. It costs $15 per year and supports the organization that is supporting this garden! Supporting the Friends is also a way to support all sorts of other library-related activities. You can become a friend at the Leicester Branch, when you fill out the form ask for a green sticker to show that you are a Giving Garden Friend, and consider doubling your $15 to support the garden! 

Lastly, perhaps you can donate any old tools you may have and don’t use. We are starting from scratch and every little helps! Email us at community@leicestergarden.org to discuss our needs. We also have many people donating their time, learn more about how to get involved.

Garden Sponsorship

Thank you for considering sponsorship of Leicester Library Giving Garden. Your sponsorship, through an in-kind donation or financial contribution, will be greatly appreciated by the wider Leicester community. All sponsorships are tax-deductible through the Friends of Leicester Library.

To become a Garden Sponsor (via a cash or in-kind donation), please email community@leicestergarden.org and a volunteer will reach out to discuss the details. 

$100 – Garden Seed 

We will publicly thank you in our giving garden newsletter and on social media. Your business name will be listed as a Garden Seed sponsor on our website. Your business name will be listed on our garden-located, highly visible ‘thank-you’ poster.

$250 – Garden Sprout 

We will publicly thank you in our giving garden newsletter and on social media. Your business name and small logo will be listed as a Garden Sprout sponsor on our website. Your business name and small logo will be listed on our garden-located, highly visible ‘thank-you’ poster.

$500 – Garden Leaf 

We will publicly thank you in our giving garden newsletter and twice on social media. Your business name and medium logo will be listed as a Garden Leaf sponsor on our website. Your business name and medium logo will be listed on our garden-located, highly visible ‘thank-you’ poster. Your logo will also be included on our Grand-Opening garden invitation.

$1000 – Garden Flower 

We will publicly thank you in our giving garden newsletter and on social media. Your business name and large logo will be listed as a Garden Flower sponsor on our website. Your business name and large logo will be listed on our garden-located, highly visible ‘thank-you’ poster. Your logo will also be included on our Grand-Opening garden invitation. For larger in-kind donations, a special sign will be mounted i.e. ‘This soil was donated by awesome-soil-people llc.’

$2500 – Garden Fruit 

We will publicly thank you in our giving garden newsletter and on social media. Your business name and large logo will be listed as a Garden Fruit sponsor on our website. Your business name and large logo will be listed on our garden-located, highly visible ‘thank-you’ poster. Your logo will also be included on our Grand-Opening garden invitation. For larger in-kind donations, a special sign will be mounted i.e. ‘This shed was donated by incredible-shed-people llc.’ The Garden Fruit level offers the naming rights to one of our deep raised beds, which will be at the front of the annual garden area. One of our raised beds could forever be known as your business name!

Got Questions?

 

This garden is run by volunteers. We will do our best to reply to questions within 48 hours, but ask forgiveness if that doesn’t happen!

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