Make the Holidays Spark—Give the Gift of Stunning Parks!

With the holidays right around the corner, it’s time to take out your gift list and check it twice. Are Charleston’s public parks and spaces on there?

‘Tis the season of spreading happiness and cheer! Make the holidays merry by decking your parks and giving an angel her wings. Check out our “Do-good Gift Guide” below and see for yourself how jolly hearts make stunning parks.

The gift of stunning public parks and a strong community is bigger than any other gift under the tree. A gift that grows for years to come is the perfect way to show your loved ones how much you appreciate them.

__Give to Grow Your Parks—Contribute to the Conservancy’s Annual Fund__
When you give the gift of parks, you are bringing joy to the entire Charleston community and helping connect people to their parks. Any contribution you make to the Charleston Parks Conservancy directly benefits your community by supporting public park programs such as Garden in the Parks and Community Gardening. Every park needs an angel—give your friends and family wings this holiday season by make a general contribution online here.

__A Gift Built to Last—Dedicate a Park Bench__
Mark your parks in tribute to the people or moments who left a mark on your life. Honor or memorialize a loved one or a significant life event this holiday by dedicating your very own bench in one of Charleston’s beautiful city parks. Commemorative bench dedication includes fabrication of a bronze plaque and installation and maintenance for a period of 15 years. Learn more here.

__A Contribution of Continuous Care—Give a Perennial Membership__
Plant the seeds and watch your gift bloom. The Perennials are the sustainers of the Charleston Parks Conservancy whose support ensures Charleston’s public parks will be maintained with a high level of horticultural care year after year. Perennials receive fantastic benefits year-round and enjoy the tremendous satisfaction of being a steward of Charleston’s most beautiful public spaces. After all, parks don’t grow on trees! Give your special someone the delight of being a founding Perennial member here.

__Share your Passion for Parks—Give a Matching Gift__
Does your employer have a corporate match program? Multiply the impact of your gift by participating in your company’s charitable matching gift program. Send us your company’s matching gift form or contact information along with your donation (the Conservancy’s tax ID # is 20-8375561). With a matching gift, the Conservancy receives additional support at no cost to you, and you may qualify for additional benefits. Please contact Amy Carter, director of development, at acarter@charlestonparksconservancy.org or 843-724-5003.

### From all of us at the Conservancy, Happy Holidays!

*Donations to Charleston Parks Conservancy, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Charleston Parks Conservancy’s tax identification number is: 20-8375561.*

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