Today, The Loring Greenough House is launching our annual appeal and are hoping that you, our friends, will consider making a contribution to support our many endeavors.
When you give to the Loring Greenough House, your gift grows and multiplies well beyond preserving the historic 1760 building.
Your generosity helps us help Jamaica Plain.
Through partnering with JP Centre/South Main Streets, Open Studios, Porch Fest, the Footlight Club, Muniz Academy, and The Eliot School, we have facilitated promotion of local artists, musicians, businesses, and like-minded organizations, over the last few years..
FAMILY ACTIVITIES Your gift helps us offer many family activities, too.
This past year we organized a Garden Together event series in the spring and summer, which started with the Wake up the Garden event in the spring and concluding with a Harvest celebration event in the fall, where the apple cider demonstration was a big hit with the kids and the fresh cider was delicious. We even harvested some of our own apples, from the two old trees on the north lawn. The Harvest also championed many local small businesses, helping to get the word out about their offerings and products.
We also ran a family movie series that brought many families and friends together on the lawn throughout the summer and early fall. And we hosted our second annual Get Movin’ On the Lawn series, which saw yoga, tai chi, and Pound enthusiasts enjoying safe, communal exercise classes.
Our Lawn hosted many outdoor events, including weddings, and a graduation ceremony for the Muniz Academy students. Additionally, we keep our grounds open year-round, dawn to dusk, for the enjoymnent of our neighbors and visitors to the community.
HOW YOUR GIFT HELPS
Your gift helps us with our mission to maintain and preserve the House, and serve as a community center for JP and the surrounding neighborhoods. Last year, we replaced the steps and railings by the North door and added pavers at the bottom of the steps. We also improved the north lawn, and hope to add more plantings to make this a JP green oasis. There is always more to do!
While we run on the spirit and energy of volunteers, there is a real cost for what we provide for the community. Much has been accomplished, but we strive to continue our progress. Support from friends like you makes the difference.
Help us reach our fundraising goal of $20,000. Every gift matters, and every gift makes a difference!
Whether you value the importance of historic preservation, or appreciate our many activities, please donate to our Annual Fund.
Your valuable support is appreciated, and will be put to good use. You can donate right now, online by clicking the button below or send a check to: Loring Greenough House, 12 South Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130