Parks and Recreation Commissioner Andrea Pollack is appealing to the
residents of the City of Boston to provide support to Parks and
Recreation as part of the Boston Globe's GRANT program which, by vote
of Globe subscribers, will provide free advertising and lead to
additional support for the Parks and Recreation non-profit which
supports existing parks and which helps establish more.
Boston Globe has begun a novel "grass-roots" program to help
non-profits. If you are a Boston Globe subscriber, you will be
receiving a voucher worth either $50 or $100 (depending on the type of
subscription). While you cannot use the voucher directly, you can
let the Globe know who you think should receive the benefit of your
voucher, translated into free Globe advertising promoting the
According to the Globe, "It is up to each of our readers to decide
which non-profit deserves his or her voucher the most. The
organizations with the highest donations will be able to spread the
word about their valuable work through free advertising in The Boston
More about the Boston Globe GRANT Program
Parks & Recreation Asking for Your Support
One of the non-profits vying for your voucher dollars is the City's
Parks and Recreation Department. Recently, Uphams Corner News
received email from Maureen McQuillen asking for Boston Globe
subscriber support and providing an Appeal Letter from Andrea Pollack,
Commissioner, Boston Parks and Recreation Department.
If you are a Boston Globe subscriber we would be grateful for your
help. Boston Globe print subscribers will receive a silver envelope in
the mail while electronic subscribers will receive an email announcing
the Globe's GRANT (Globe Readers and Non-Profits Together) initiative.
Subscribers are asked to show their support for a non-profit
organization by voting for that organization to receive free
advertising in The Boston Globe. Voting begins today and runs through
Please use your voucher to vote for The Fund for Parks and Recreation in Boston.
Please share this email with your friends, families and colleagues and
ask them to also vote for The Fund for Parks and Recreation in Boston,
the Boston Parks Department non-profit fund, which supports the
maintenance and preservation of City of Boston parks, historical burial
grounds and other properties as well as provides programs to residents
Securing a Boston Globe GRANT will allow us to:
Thank you for your consideration.
- Offer more free programs for children
- Provide more free activities for families
- Engage more partners to assist with free programs and park maintenance
- Communicate and promote our programs and initiatives with the Globe's 1.2 million weekly readers
Antonia M. Pollak Commissioner
Boston Parks and Recreation Department
1010 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston MA 02118
|Posted: Jan 25, 2014 Nancy J Conrad
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