Camden Children’s Garden ~ The 8th Annual Fundraiser Garden Party was June 6, 2013
Questions: call 856-365-8733 (TREE)
Please return completed form with payment made to “Camden City Garden Club, Inc.” and mail to:
Camden Children’s Garden, ATTN. Fundraiser, 3 Riverside Drive, Camden, NJ 08103.
How Can You Help: Donation Form (Any Donation, Sponsor, Tickets to Event, Advertise, Auction Donation)
The Garden Party Fundraiser was a highlight of the 2013 season. VIP guests, gardeners, and food enthusiasts enjoyed the Camden Children’s Garden in all its seasonal splendor. Guests explored the Garden’s education, horticultural exhibits under the stars, and browsed the Silent Auction while enjoying an enchanted evening. In 2013, our theme was CAMDEN GROWS TO FIGHT HUNGER to address the continued mission and to celebrate our new USDA Entrepreneurial Agriculture Program CAMDEN GROWS and Fresh Mobile Market that launched Spring 2013. The Fundraiser Garden Party featured Mexican-influenced appetizers, cocktails, buffet dinner, followed by delicious deserts. “The Tortilla Press” Chef and owner, Mark Smith and wife Lydia Cipriani, are known for fighting hunger, featuring South Jersey grown produce. The Silent Auction was a highlight of the Garden Party Fundraiser, with guests invited to bid on a wide variety of donated items from regional attractions and merchants – highest bid by the end of the night , wins! Download Event Flyer and Donation Form!
The Champions of Children Awards honored notable individuals, foundations and corporations who work tirelessly on behalf of children and Camden, NJ. The Awardees are: Honorable Governor Christine Todd Whitman, Congressman Robert E. Andrews, NJ Senator Diane Allen, Camden Councilwoman Dana Burley, Camden Councilwoman Deborah Person-Polk, 1st Colonial Bank President Gerard M. Banmiller and Whole Foods Market.
THE ANNUAL FUNDRAISER SUPPORTS ALL CAMDEN CITY GARDEN CLUB PROGRAMS
The Camden City Garden Club (CCGC) is continuing to Fight Hunger and Obesity in Camden, NJ, which is the one of the poorest, most dangerous US cities and also “Top 9 Food Deserts”, according to the USDA. The CCGC’s Community Gardening Program is “perhaps the fastest growing in the US” (according to University of Pennsylvania Study). Since then, CCGC has tripled the number of gardens: 120 community gardens, 100 family gardens, and 12 school gardens. Now, the CCGC is helping at least 12% of Camden residents who eat fresh food from the gardens, producing an estimated $2.3 million in fresh produce each year, according a report by Domenic Vitiello, a University of Pennsylvania professor who has researched urban agriculture in several cities. In 2013, we are planning to continue this important work!
This year, we celebrate: 29 Years of Community Gardening in Camden—your contributions, helped residents to grow their own fresh produce, on Camden’s thousands of vacant city-owned lots. Your support enabled 24 years of the GrowLab Program in Camden schools, and 19 years of serving at-risk Camden youth through the Youth Employment & Training Program. Your donations also help support the Camden Children’s Garden, now in its 14th year of providing a place for families to explore and discover the natural world. The Camden Children’s Garden, the center of educational programs and the hub of CCGC, is a place where FOOD EVENTS are growing: Food Security Advisory Board, Family Festivals, “Ground to Grill” Events, Cooking Demonstrations by partner Whole Foods Market, nutrition education and environmental stewardship.
We depend on the many individuals, leaders, foundations and corporations that support our efforts. You can help! We offer several donation opportunities – see the next page for details and form to complete. Proceeds from this event go directly to CCGC’s programs and operations. The CCGC is a (501)(c)(3) environmental and educational non-profit organization. Your contribution may be tax-deductible. Please consult your accountant regarding advertising and charitable gifts. Thank You for your Support!
2012 FUNDRAISER EVENT PHOTOS
HOW CAN YOU HELP:
SPONSOR: $1000 for 2 tickets, Full Page Ad & Sponsor Listing
Underwriting Event Sponsorsips Also Available (Call to discuss)
TICKETS TO EVENT: Complete form for credit or send check. (Purchase tickets thru May 20th).
$125/guest ~ $225/couple ~ $35/child (3-12 years)
: Send Your Own Ad Copy for Program Book
~ Back Cover (Color) $1000
~ Inside Back/Front Cover (Color) $ 750
~ Inside Front/Back Cover Page (Color) $ 750
~ Full Page (8 H x 5W) (B&W) $ 500
~ Half Page (3.8 H x 4.75 W) (B&W) $ 250
~ Quarter Page (1.75 H x 4.5 W) (B&W) $ 125
~ Best Wishes Listing (One Line) $ 50
AUCTION: Donate Auction Item (e.g. new household/garden items, memorabilia, certificates for services/ goods at Delaware Valley stores, restaurants, attractions, sporting events, family activities, etc.) For Ad Book credit, be sure to complete the description on the Auction Form.
ANY $ DONATION: CCG appreciates any monetary donation. Enclosed check or credit card information on form. Note: Donations $50+ are listed in the program book.
PROMOTIONAL PARTNER: Trade agreement cross-promote the Fundraiser Garden Party. Call for details or email email@example.com.
Thank You for Your Support!
To Be included in the Program Book Deadline: May 1, 2013
Please return completed donation form (links above) with check made to “Camden City Garden Club, Inc” and mail to:
Send Ad copy digitally (high resolution in WORD, JPEG, PDF, or Publisher)
Send Forms via firstname.lastname@example.org, Fax 856-365-9750, or Call 856-365-8733.
MAIL FORM/$: Camden Children’s Garden, ATTN. Fundraiser, 3 Riverside Drive, Camden, NJ 08103.