Marygrace and Peter's Bird-a-thon Fundraising Page
Thank you for visiting our fundraising page!
In two weeks we will be participating in our 11th Massachusetts Audubon Bird-a-thon. From May 11th at 6:00 PM until Saturday May 12th at 5:59 PM, we will be joining our "team" from the Boston Nature Center to see how many bird species we can see in that period and also how much money we can raise for the summer camp scholarship program at BNC. The camp as many of you know is an all inclusive, full day program that provides urban kids the opportunity to spend a week or two enjoying the trails, meadows, forests, wetlands, gardens and state of the art green building in a 67 acre urban oasis.
This year the Boston Nature Center has been fortunate enough to receive a matching fund grant from a generous donor. All new and increased donations will be matched dollar for dollar up to $25,000! All of the funds raised will go to summer camp scholarships.
Both Peter and I believe that experience with the natural world is a very important part of growing up healthy and aware. The fee for this camp is on a sliding scale which assures that every child who wants the experience can have it regardless of family income. All the money raised during Bird-a-thon goes to this program. Last summer over 1,000 children between the ages of 5 and 14 attended camp here. Most of the campers come from Mattapan, Dorchester and Roxbury.
Donating through this website is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to support my fundraising efforts. If you do not feel comfortable with this option please make out a check to Mass Audubon and mail it to us at; 70 Pond Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130. We will get it to The BNC. Any amount you can donate is greatly appreciated!!
Many thanks for your past and future support -- and don't forget to forward this to anyone who you think might want to donate too!