At the Bottom of the Galer Steps

At the Bottom of the Galer Steps

Thursday, June 11, 2015


We are thrilled to welcome many new donors and are thankful for our continuing donors. All of you have now brought us within $2000 of our $10,000 goal.

A number of you have shared your thoughts about the gardens at Galer, Boston, and McGraw. We are truly gratified to know that these gardens mean so much to you.

We want to share two messages in particular.  We think every donation to PPQA is special. This one stands out not only for its size ($2000), but because it came out of the blue from a source we weren’t aware still existed:

“Dear Picture Perfect,

Please find enclosed a donation from the Big Howe Improvement Project.  The steering committee of B-Hip found itself with a surplus of funds at the end of the community project that was too small to accomplish more improvements at the Big Howe playground.  B-Hip has been considering how best to use these funds while placing an emphasis on Queen Anne community projects.  Picture Perfect exemplifies the best in making our community a better place.  On behalf of B-Hip we thank you for all that you do.” 

                                                                    ---Big Howe Improvement Project Steering Committee
                                                                        Eleni Ledesma, Chair

This next one stands out because it comes from John Coney, longtime Queen Anne community activist and advocate who, through the years, has championed the Queen Anne Avenue Streetscape Master Plan and the creation of the gardens.  John recently told us:

“I love supporting PPQA. Every time I go by the gardens, I can see where my donation is going.”

For those of you contemplating a donation, now’s the time. Your help can put us over the top.

Friday, May 29, 2015


A hearty Thank You to all our generous donors who have brought us to the halfway point in our "35 to Help the Queen Anne Gardens Thrive" fundraising campaign.

We still have another $5000 to raise before we reach our $10,000 goal. To our garden friends who have already contributed, please spread the word to your friends, family, and neighbors.

To those who are reading this and have yet to contribute to our campaign, please move your cursor to the green Donate Now button to the right, click on it, and donate now!

If you work for a company with an employee matching gifts program, you can increase the value of your donation by requesting a match for your contribution to PPQA through your company’s human resources department.

Thank you for helping to keep the perennial gardens at McGraw, Boston, and Galer thriving.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Spring Newsletter is Published!

The Spring Newsletter is published!

Read our Spring 2015 Newsletter, with articles about Community, Fundraising and news about what's been going on in the PPQA Gardens.

But don't forget about the "35 to Help The Queen Anne Gardens Thrive" Campaign. See the prior blog post for details.

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