Park Pride Gives Thanks

Park Pride has so much to be thankful for! 2014 was undoubtedly our best year yet, and it couldn’t have been done without our vast network of park enthusiasts and supporters. We must give recognition and thanks where it is due!

THANK YOU to the City of Atlanta and DeKalb County, for believing in our mission and allowing us to carry our torch forward in our work with your parks.

THANK YOU, Friends of the Park groups, for your dedication, motivation and commitment to parks! Your passion is the engine that keep this Park Pride train rolling!

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THANK YOU to all of our funders, for keeping Park Pride’s programs growing (The Woodruff Foundation, The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, The Home Depot Foundation, Cecil B. Day Foundation, Morgens West Foundation, the Waterfall Foundation, The Kendeda Fund, Zeist Foundation, Sara Giles Moore Foundation, Cox Conserves and Kaiser Permanent, among many others!)

THANK YOU, volunteers, for all of your time and effort in beautifying parks, even when it is uncomfortable to do so (rain, cold, poison ivy, and hard work!).

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THANK YOU, park advocates, for showing up to meetings wearing your green shirts, and showing state and city officials that parks have a constituency that cares and serves as a voice for parks!

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THANK YOU, Atlanta ToolBank, for keeping Park Pride Volunteer Manager and volunteers equipped for hard labor and all sorts of tasks!

THANK YOU, park conservancies, for each working towards specific goals in your parks, and striving to make the treasured greenspaces of our region better!

THANK YOU, corporations and businesses that love parks, for supporting our vision for parks by sending hundreds of volunteers to parks on a monthly basis, having drastic positive impacts on parks over a short period of time.

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THANK YOU, businesses and organizations, who’ve offered their skills and services to Park Pride free of charge, to help us make the most of our 25th Anniversary! (Kai Lin Art, Studio Fitz, Gnoggin Studios, Digital Arts Studio and Green Shortz)

THANK YOU, Park Pride staff, for sharing upbeat attitudes, camaraderie and smiles, making each day at the office an absolute pleasure!

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THANK YOU, Park Pride Board of Directors, for providing the leadership to keep our organization on course and moving full speed ahead!

THANK YOU, City of Atlanta and DeKalb park workers, who are in the trenches and digging in the dirt daily to keep our parks looking their best!

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THANK YOU, parks and greenspaces, for lowering our stress levels and increasing our happiness, vastly improving our quality of life!

Parks are restorative!

Parks are restorative!

 

And THANK YOU, donors, for your generosity that makes Park Pride’s work possible year after year!