Donations from Groupon Grassroots and ComEd were able to help fund 15 youth fields trips (445 students) with Friends of the Park’s “Nature Along the Lake” program where local kids learn more about nature in their own community.
To celebrate the launch of Groupon Grassroots, Groupon provided a $1,000 kickoff grant to this campaign.
Donations matched by ComEd
The following post is an update from Kyle Klatt, Campaign Organizer for the Midwest, and the Friends of the Parks Grassroots campaign that raised $4,420 for Friends of the Parks Nature Along the Lake programs in Chicago .
Chicago – Today, Pam, one of the Grassroots summer interns, and I attended a Friends of the Parks hike in a Chicago nature reserve. The following report comes from Pam:
Friends of the Parks’ Nature Along the Lake program hosts educational events in city parks for school-age children, many of whom, due to economic constraints, have never before experienced the beauty of nature.