GeerCrest Farm, an educational nonprofit 501(c)(3) farmstead east of Salem, Oregon needs your support to make our outdoor education programs for elementary and middle school students possible for another amazing year! To help make it happen, an anonymous donor will match up to $500 of all single contributions! So, until the end of the year, your financial gifts will be doubled!
Empowering, engaged, and impactful -- our programs immerse students in the magic of farm-life on a very special, diverse, and historic piece of land. Students are able to gain perspective and appreciation for food, agriculture, natural craft, ecological stewardship, and history during field trips and overnight experiences with their schools, as well as week-long summer camps. We need your help in making needed updates to infrastructure, supplies, as well as supporting staff.
For local donors making gifts of over $50, we have a holiday gift offer for you: an evergreen window swag or garland for decorating your home! Local folks making contributions over $150 can receive two window swags or garland and as well as a little surprise farm gift.
Contributions at any level are so helpful! Here are some of the impacts of your generous contributions:
Donations of $1000 would make possible:
-- needed updates to current bathroom and hand washing systems.
-- updates to pasture fencing and gates
-- allows hire of part time support staff during the busiest overnight program season
At the $500 level
-- provides full week scholarship for a child to attend summer camp
-- assists us in producing extra vegetables for our local food pantry
-- purchase of needed greenhouse supplies for garden, orchard, and native plant propagation
At a $275 level
-- operates the entire homestead classroom for a day!
-- purchases next year's seeds for the garden
-- purchase a cord of heating firewood to heat the historic farmhouse
At a $60 level
-- provides food and care for all the animals for a day
-- purchase of art and craft supplies for elementary school programs
-- purchase of new kitchenware
Recurring monthly donations are another amazing way to support GeerCrest. A gift of $5-20 /month makes a difference! Setup recurring donations in this campaign or on our website.