The Grand necklace is being auctioned on Ebay to raise funds for Grand Rapids charities. In the spirit of ArtPrize, Craft-Revival Jewelers is letting the public vote on which charities will receive the largest donation. 80% of auction proceeds will be given to the winning charity, with 10% being given to the other two.
Friends of Grand Rapids Parks has announced it will donate its portion of this donation to depave our park! Please vote today and every day at http://www.grandrapidsgem.com .
This site is intended to update neighbors and other people and parties of interest on our progress in converting the parking lot at the corner of Pleasant St. SE and Madison Ave. SE in Grand Rapids, Michigan to a luxurious park. Neighbors and Neighborhood Associations are working closely with Friends of Grand Rapids Parks (www.friendsofgrparks.org ) and the City of Grand Rapids to make this park a reality.
We are currently in the fundraising stage of this park planning. We have a State of Michigan DNR grant for about half of the cost of the park, but we need to raise the other half of funds privately. Watch your mailboxes for a postcard about an upcoming meeting in the community to talk about all of the facets of fundraising in the works.
In the meantime, enjoy a picture!
Neighbors gather at the site of the future park