A dollar can make a difference. But $1,000? Now that's some serious change.
It's been a week since the kickoff of Creative Loafing's Neighborhood Do Good campaigns, and the response has been tremendous. The contributions, on the other hand, have only been creeping in - until today.
Lo and behold, Studioplex Pavilion stepped to the plate with 1,000 greenbacks today to support its neighborhood project, the creation of Marie Cowser Memorial Park in Old Fourth Ward. The late Marie Cowser was a neighborhood activist in Old Fourth Ward who played a significant role in the creation of Studioplex, the arts community and live/work complex on Auburn Avenue, as well as the preservation of the community as a whole.
Studioplex's significant donation brings the O4W Do Good fundraising goal of $2,500 halfway within reach with 23 days left in the campaign. Cowser's daughter, Giovanni Daou, was excited to hear the news: "Wow, this is awesome! My family and I are truly honored and thankful for Studioplex's generous contribution toward my mother's park dedication."
We're encouraging other Old Fourth Ward businesses and residents to contribute, too. And that goes for the rest of the Do Good projects in Capitol View and Oakland Cemetery in Grant Park. These are all neighborhood-based projects initiated by nonprofits with the goal of beautifying and enriching their communities. So if you haven't donated yet, don't be shy. No amount is too small. The more money raised, the more the Home Depot Foundation is committed to donating through in-kind contributions.
Be sure to check out the full Neighborhood Guide and the Do Good project page, where we've made it easier to click through to each corresponding IndieGoGo campaign.
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