My daughter, Angie, and I have registered a non-profit business to rebuild parks and green spaces in New Orleans. Our project is NOLA Groundswell. 10% of the profits of Gator Girl Art go into the project.
We just received permission from Annie at the New Orleans Park Commission to start a Booster Club for Samuel Square Park! We are finalizing our non-profit status with the federal government this week. The next step will be going to our neighborhood meetings and the park commission meetings and letting them know our plans. I already have a few leads for grants. Wish us luck.
Samuel Square Park is well used by the neighborhood. It is large and has nice trees. We just need some better play equipment, a community garden, re-pave the basketball court, improve the football field, and add a water feature for those really hot days. There, I have said it, which is the first step to having it.
Stay tuned to nolagroundswell.org for developing dreams.
You can write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We would love to have you involved if this is where you would like to put your money, time or physical effort.