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.