Prior to joining Green Team, Sam says she wasn’t sure how to harness her love for Lawrence and the environment. “With Groundwork, I’ve done things I never imagined, like trail building in the White Mountains. Green Team showed me how to make my own path."
When Sam graduates next spring, she will join an alumni network of almost 200 Lawrence environmental leaders who decided to make a difference in their community, and whose work you have supported with your generosity.
Green Team members weave through the entire Groundwork Lawrence tapestry, as active park stewards improving open spaces, as fresh food advocates growing food at Costello Urban Farm and selling produce at farmers markets, as engaged youth in our workforce development and environmental education, and as youth leaders playing a large role at community-wide volunteer events.
While no one is quite like Sam, all members of Green Team bring a burning passion for making their city a great place to live, work, play, and thrive. Our role is to give them the tools, skills, and opportunities to turn their passion into power. Your support makes sure we can meet their drive and provide the environmental skills training, workforce development, and public health experience they will use for the rest of their lives.
Please donate today so we can continue supporting Lawrence youth changing places, changing lives. You can donate any time of year, but all donations received before December 31, 2017 ensure you maximize your deductions for your tax returns in the spring.
You have the opportunity to invest in our work through the Community Investment Tax Credit Program. The credit enables you to invest in GWL while receiving a substantial tax benefit. With a contribution to Groundwork Lawrence of over $1,000, you will receive a 50% refundable state tax credit—which means you can recover 50% of your donation.
Yours in Gratitude,
Heather McMann, Executive Director
P.S. Sam, just like you, cares deeply about Lawrence’s future. Please support Sam and the Green Team today!