Snohomish Park Project has a new partner! The East King County Chapter of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans has approved up to $1,000 in 1:1 matching funds for our project. We are so very close to our final goal and we cannot thank you enough for your support. So, while our team of entrepreneurs keep making (and selling out of) bracelets, keep on giving words of encouragement - and feel free to make any donation you feel you can. As we all know, every dollar does make a difference. Let’s see how quickly $500 can turn into $1,000! You can visit our GoFundMe page or mail donations to City Hall c/o Jonah Urie Park Project 116 Union Ave, Snohomish WA 98290
Snohomish County Executive, John Lovick, made a donation to the park project and gave great words of encouragement! Thank you to our friend Emily, who made the bracelet given to Mr. Lovick.
John Lovick, Snohomish County Executive
Last Thursday, Jonah had the opportunity to meet Senator Steve Hobbs (44th Leg. District). Jonah made a special bracelet just for Mr. Hobbs and was very excited to give it to him. Thank you, Sen. Hobbs for taking some time to talk with us.
Jonah with State Senator Steven Hobbs
We wanted to give an update to all our supporters that we are updating our GoFundMe page with more accurate information. We've received donation through the City of Snohomish (thank you!) and Jonah has collected money offline but we haven't been able to post to the site as we've wanted to. So, we apologize if anyone gets confused. The good thing is, the amount is going up, so at least we are counting in the right direction! We changed our final amount Goal to reflect the $3.500 needed, instead of Jonah's personal Goal. Again, thank you for all the support and encouragement.
Jonah received a letter from a 'fan' in support of his park project. Inside the letter was an order for 7 bracelets and a donation! Thank you to our fan, "Helen" in Oak Harbor. Jonah is making your bracelets and will send them this weekend! Remember you can make an online donation right here on our GoFundMe page or through the City of Snohomish: Jonah Urie Park Project
Thank you, Monroe Rotary club for inviting Jonah to your luncheon on May 7th to talk about the Park Project. We raised $60 in bracelet sales plus another $50 donation - awesome! Monroe Rotary has also graciously offered to help with a work-crew to help with installation and materials so we can get to having fun on the Vortex!
Coming soon - an update on our project in the Snohomish Tribune. We are still working hard and orders for bracelets keep coming in! Today, a friend gave us $2 in nickels and pennies in a small sandwich bag. Yep, we will take your donations any way you give it to us!
We reached our goal of $1,000! We have come so far in our project. When we put our first $36 donation in the box, we thought, 'maybe we could get $100'. After getting $200, we said, 'Well, why not $500?' We thought we would go big with $1,000 and today it is official, Snohomish Park Project has reached $1,000! Thank you to all our friends, family, teachers, community members, service clubs. It is because of YOU we have come this far. Donations can still be made towards our fund but we needed to celebrate a huge milestone for our park project. Be sure to tell your friends, neighbors, co-workers all about our project!
The City of Snohomish has established an account for our Park Project! Donations can be sent to: City Hall 116 Union Ave, Snohomish WA 98290 Simply write: 'Jonah Urie Playground Donation'. Our GoFundMe page is still up and we will continue to take donations this way but we understand some feel uncomfortable making donations online. This provides another method of contributing. We have some exciting news to share but we have to wait until tomorrow - stay tuned!
You read that right - $900! The only word that came to our mouths this morning was, "Amazing."
Thank you to the Kiwanis Club of Snohomish Charitable Foundation for your $150 donation to the Snohomish Park Project! We are so thankful for your support and commitment to the kids of Snohomish.
Are you ready for another fun challenge? We thought so! We have an anonymous donor who will match up to $125, on our way to our goal of $1,000. So start looking for your pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, half-dollars, bills. Every single donation makes a huge difference! $125 can turn into $250 and we can reach our goal in no time. Just click on our GoFundMe.com page, make your donation online (you can be anonymous) or we can take a donation offline too.
This morning, Jonah received an email from the Snohomish Lion's Club and a donation totaling $150.00! From the email: "We are celebrating 85 years in the community and we are proud to support our young and future leaders. We are excited to support Snohomish Park Project."
A big thank you to Snohomish Lions!
We are so excited that we have officially hit the $600 mark - on our way to our goal of $1,000. We cannot thank our friends, family and community members enough for your love and support. What started out as a simple dinner conversation has turned into something so much more than our household. You can still make a donation through our GoFundMe page. Every amount - any amount - makes a huge difference!
We received an exciting email today! It was full of equipment ideas that are colorful and fun. As we thought, the hardest part may be making a decision! We'll post some of the pictures and maybe our fans can help us out! We are approaching $600 (amazing!). We appreciate every donation and any amount is appreciated.
Super Bowl Sunday and we're right at $555? We think it's a good sign for everyone. Thank you to all our friends and fans for the continued support and contributions. We are more than half way to our goal and we couldn't do it without you! Please help us get the word out by passing on our GoFundMe page to your friends and others. The more we spread the word, the more support we can gain and the closer to our goal we can get.
We are so excited to see that we are getting closer and closer to our goal. We have the best friends, family and community members. We have nearly reached $500! Who will be the one to put us over the halfway mark?
We had an anonymous donor offer $100 if we could get 100 'Likes' on our facebook fan page by today...We did it! We even surpassed 100 'Likes'.
Thank you for your donations and all the support for the kids in our Snohomish community.
We are starting a community-minded effort to raise money to update park equipment for kids of all ages to enjoy for years to come in our community.
What started as a dinner conversation by an 8 year old has become a great community-effort. His desire to have an updated park located near the local Boys & Girls Club has received publicity and community involvement. His wishes are for updated swings and climbing equipment, new slides and a water park for the summertime and an outdoor basketball court. This young boy started making friendship bracelets and baking cookies to raise money. Local businesses have donated materials for these projects and word is getting out. There is a club at his local elementary school where kids have joined in the efforts to help raise funds too. Snohomish is a wonderful community!