Every year the merchants on Haight Street donate funds to light up the trees on Haight street from Central to Stanyan. This year, we are inviting the community to participate too.
Every year merchants in the Haight Ashbury neighborhood pool funds to light up the trees along Haight street between Central and Stanyan. The twinkle lights have created a festive evening atmosphere in the dark months of November, December and January.
Last year the merchants decided to shake things up and try something new: the Haight Ashbury Holiday Art lights. In addition to traditional twinkle white lights, the merchants decorated 4 special themed holiday art trees: Gold Rush, Victorian, Chutes, and Summer of Love. This year, our goal is to fund at least 8 art trees.
The merchants will contribute $5000 which covers the insurance and the purchase of the lights & decorations for 4 art trees and white twinkle lights. For every additional $1000 dollars we raise, we'll add 1 more holiday art tree or 5 more white twinkle light treets to the street.
Opporuntity to name your tree: For anyone who contributes $1000, you can pick the theme and name your tree.
Participate in making the trees a reflection of our community's personality: You are invited to participate in the decor ideas. Post your ideas in the comments sections when you make your donation. All donations will be listed in our letter of thanks on uppercasing.com
Uppercasing.com will be covering this project's progress. We'll post links to their updates here.
UPDATE 11/12/13: We have funded 8 art trees which went up this past week. We still have a week for our fundraiser. We are hoping to still reach $10k to add white twinkle lights to 20 trees between Central and Stanyan. Thanks to everyone who has pitched in already!
UPDATE 11/19/13: We are so close to reaching our goal!!! We have extended the fundraiser by 1 week to include hopefully reach the mark.
If we exceed our goal of $10,000, excess funds will go towards next year's lights.
Questions? Contact the Haight Ashbury Merchants at hama94117 (at) gmail.com
The Haight Ashbury Merchants Association is a 501 c(6) organization. Your donations to this project are not tax deductible.
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