Your Donations Are Needed
Created on Thursday, 23 October 2008 14:11
Last Updated on Saturday, 16 November 2013 20:47
Written by Administrator
A Message from ANA President Noah Schuchman
Financial times are tough for you, your neighbors, and, unfortunately, your neighborhood group. Another fundraiser for the Armatage Neighborhood Association is a sign of the times. Please consider the Armatage Neighborhood Association in your annual giving. Donating to the Armatage Neighborhood Association is easy. You can simply mail a donation, donate via Paypal, or explore whether or not your workplace has an annual charitable campaign through the United Way. All you have to do is designate the Armatage Neighborhood Association for your annual contributions and the United Way will do the rest. The staff, board and volunteers of the ANA are committed to the future of the Armatage neighborhood, and the ANA is working to make sure that we have enough financial wherewithal to keep your neighborhood group alive for many years. While the ANA has been careful in budgeting for our future, all that we’ve done is secure a basic level of functionality as an organization. In addition to funding basic services, historically, the ANA has been able to use discretionary funding to help pay for neighborhood amenities, like $3.5 million for the community center, park and school, including a new gym, two new playgrounds, new classrooms; the Gateway art sculpture; Armatage Neighborhood signs at boundary entrances; welcome packets for new residents; improvements to the Washburn Tot Lot on 58th and Washburn; $400,000 in Home Improvement Loans; $34,000 in matching grants to business owners for building improvements; lighting improvements, rebates and graffiti removal to strengthen the safety of the neighborhood; over 100 trees planted at Armatage Park and School in 2005; Youthstart Work Program at Armatage Park for 12- to 15-year-olds and an after-school educational scholarship program at Armatage School and 750 “Slow Down – We Live Here” yard signs to Armatage residents to coincide with Crosstown reconstruction from 2007 to 2010. But spending money is not what makes the ANA an important part of the community. We are fortunate to have a talented and dedicated coordinator for the ANA, Jennifer Swanson, who makes sure that the ANA serves all residents as capably as possible. Our goal as a board is to guarantee that Jennifer (or someone like her) is around to make the ANA a vital part of the Armatage community for many years. A donation to the ANA is a gift to your community; you will reap the benefits right here in Armatage. Donations will be used to continue to sponsor the Armatage festival, the publication of the Armatage newsletter and other future community projects. If you have enjoyed the Armatage Summer Festival, have attended a neighborhood meeting, or just appreciate knowing that you have a dedicated group of staff and volunteers in your neighborhood, take a moment to contribute to the future of the ANA and the Armatage community. The ANA is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. Your contribution is tax deductible to the furthest extent of the law.