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Thank you for helping me celebrate my 40th birthday with a donation to help fight climate change in New Haven!

Please give $40 or whatever you can to help me reach my goal of raising $2500! If you know me, you know how much I love this event and what it supports. Your support means a lot to me! 

Thank you for your donation big or small! I will be rewriting the lyrics to a song and including all my donors' names in the song as they are listed on my page (as long as they are kid-friendly names). 

All donations are 100% tax deductible and go toward URI's Greenspace and GreenSkills programs.

Why do I choose to support URI?  URI transforms communities and people through urban greening in New Haven, through the planting/creation and maintenance of:

  • green spaces (parks, vacant lot gardens, streetscapes);
  • bioswales (curbstrip gardens designed to capture and divert stormwater before it causes floods and massive pollution in our waterways); and 
  • street trees (providing beauty, clean air, and shade...reducing the urban heat island effect).

And it does so much more for people and communities... URI's Community Greenspace program brings neighbors together empowering 50 grassroots volunteer groups to do urban greening, which makes communities healthier and happier. Through GreenSkills, URI provides paid green jobs skills training to teens and to people with a history that includes incarceration. The GreenSkills crews plant trees requested by New Haven residents and build bioswales for the City. $2500 will support one season of tree planting for one of our EMERGE adult crew members.

Learn more: Urban Resources Initiative

Get inspired! Join our team!