Flo Ware Park
28th & S. Jackson, Seattle WA

How You can Help Flo Ware Park
(Here's How We Did It!)

Donation Form Volunteer Grants
Save your Red Apple Receipts

After more than a year of planning and consultation with the neighborhood, we have an approved plan, and are moving into the next phase: finding the money to pay for the renovation.  Friends of Flo Ware Park have begun raising the needed funds, which are estimated to total about $500,000.    The committee has applied for several grants. See how we're doing with grants!

Success in attracting grants will be gauged by the level of community participation in giving towards this project.  Than means that every $5, $10 or $20 gift or more is counted as participation by the community.  Whatever amount of giving you can do will make a big difference!  Let's make Leschi an even better neighborhood for children.  Please participate in this project.

We need to raise $27,000 of the budget from our community.  So far, we have had the following fund raisers:

  • Turkey Raffle
  • Slide show on Historical Leschi
  • December insert in the Leschi News.
  • Flo Ware Day donations and baked goods
  • April insert in the Leschi News
  • Red Apple Receipts
  • Summer Flo Ware Park Celebration
  • Summer Raffle
  • October Flo Ware Park Benefit Party

As of November 18, 2002, we have contributions for all of our $27,000 matching funds from the community!  We still need $14,000 to make the dream of Flo Ware Park a reality.

Here are some things you can do to help:

Donation Form Volunteer Grants
Save your Red Apple Receipts

Grants

We have a great Grants team headed up by Kimberly Bowen and Helen Idore Anschell.  This is the final funding arrangement for Flo Ware Park:

Funding Sources for Flo Ware Park Renovation Project  Updated 01/28/03

Total Budget (per DON app)                                            $497,000

A.  Public Funding

Neighborhood Matching Fund                                             $107,800

ProParks Levy Opportunity Fund                                        $250,000

King Cty Youth Sports Facility Grant                                   $  43,403

TOTAL CITY FUNDS RAISED                                         $401,203

B.  Foundations & Public/Private Corporations.                

Have received funding from:

The Seattle Foundation                                                        $5,000

McEachern Trust.                                                                  $4,000

Safeco                                                                                    $30,000

Starbucks                                                                               $10,000

Nesholm                                                                                 $10,000

Washington Insurance Council                                            $20,000

Seattle Parks Foundation                                                    $     225

TOTAL PRIVATE FUNDS RAISED                                 $79,225

C. Neighborhood Match: $26,950 Required from Leschi Neighborhood

Cash                                                                                      $  9,462

In-Kind goods/labor                                                              $20,262

TOTAL NEIGHBORHOOD MATCH RAISED                $29,724

TOTAL CASH RAISED FOR PHASE I                           $489,890

Just a note:  Flo Ware Park was originally purchased with Federal Funds as part of "The Great Society" in the 1970s. 


Save your Red Apple receipts and donate them to the Flo Ware Park renovation effort.

This is a painless way to donate to the park.  Save your Red Apple receipts.  When you have a bunch, contact Cynthia Davenport cyndav@worldnet.att.net to donate your receipts.

As of November 18th, we have received over $500 from Red Apple by collecting receipts.  Keep those receipts coming.

The Red Apple stores donate to any community group 1% of the cash register receipts turned in by that group. The Leschi Community Council voted earlier this year to earmark for Flo Ware Park any funds it receives from this Red Apple program.

One percent may seem like a small amount when you look at your individual receipts, but when combined with those of your friends and neighbors, they add up.  

No receipt is too small! Even an 11-cent receipt for the copy machine helps.

Receipts from ANY Red Apple store in the state of Washington are accepted. So whether you shop at Bertís in Madison Park, Hilltop on Beacon Hill, Promenade on Jackson, Union Street (formerly Rogerís), or a Red Apple anywhere else in the state, save your receipts and give them to Cynthia Davenport.  Email her at cyndav@worldnet.att.net and she will arrange to pick up your receipts. Or you can bring them to the monthly Community Council meetings.


Volunteer

This has been a grassroots project from the beginning.  We are looking for more volunteers to work on the renovation of Flo Ware Park.  We need people to do a variety of things including fund raising activities, fliers, newsletter articles, art projects, ideas and many other tasks.  Please contact John Barber barber-osa@attbi.com if you are interested in helping.

 
Donation Form Volunteer Grants
Save your Red Apple Receipts

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Contact us:  John Barber info@FloWarePark.org

Friends of Flo Ware Park - www.FloWarePark.org
P.O. Box 22391
Seattle, WA 98122-0319

 

 

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