It’s that time of the year when we gather with friends and family to celebrate the joys of life – and begin looking forward to the New Year. It is also the season of giving. Now is an important time for the Friends of the GardenAerial to reach out to our donors and friends.

Just as we’ve depended on you in the past, we will continue to depend on you in the years to come.

Only you can make the impossible, possible. We all have special roles and obligations in transforming our community and creating a legacy for future generations to enjoy. During this holiday season, we are challenging the community to help us match a recent $100,000 gift by an anonymous donor whose support was provided because of the organization’s visionary leadership and its goals for the community.

Whether you choose to donate $5, $25 or $100, by making a tax-deductible donation by December 31,2014, your gift will help meet this community challenge and go twice as far towards making 2014 extraordinary.

There are ambitious plans for the year ahead. As we work to complete the first phase of the GardenAerial project, the FlourGarden, in the early summer of 2015, we will also advance our Green Visions youth workforce development program in the JOSANA neighborhood, and undertake the planning of the first EcoDistrict in the State of New York.

We want to make sure that the Friends of the GardenAerial has the operating support it needs to thrive in 2015. You can help us do just that, by making your most generous tax-deductible gift right now.

The past year has truly been an incredible journey for the Friends of the GardenAerial; a year filled with recognition and immeasurable rewards. This would not have been possible without the support from you – and our diverse community of friends and neighbors. We hope that you will be part of this continuous journey.

With best wishes for a wonderful holiday season,

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