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Supporting Educators and Students — #GivingTuesdayNow


Goal $3,000

Raised $900

Supporting Our Educators and Students

Today for #GivingTuesdayNow, CommunityGrows is raising money to support two very important groups in our community – our students and our educators. During the shelter in place order, our educators remain committed to connecting youth with the gardens and kitchens and continue to work hard to create and share lesson plans with our students and partner schools. Please donate today so that our students and garden sites can continue to grow and thrive with all of their combined knowledge and thoughtfulness – both now as they facilitate distance learning and when we’re all able to be back in the gardens with the kids!  

Supporting Nonprofits Worldwide

#GivingTuesdayNow is a worldwide movement to support nonprofits, charities, businesses, and communities that are being affected by COVID-19.

“#GivingTuesdayNow is a new global day of giving and unity” — from the GTN page, see for more ideas on ways to engage.

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3rd Annual Joey the Cat Fundraiser!


CommunityGrows would like to thank everyone who joined us and supported our 3rd Annual Fall Fundraiser at Joey the Cat! The night was a huge success (we met and then surpassed our fundraising goals!)  as well as a fun way to celebrate a wonderful year with our friends, partners, and supporters.

We want to give a special thank you to Joey the Cat for donating the space and the games and to Kaiser Permanente for sponsoring such a great night! In between free play on skeeball, pinall, Pac Man, and other awesome arcade games, guests were able to buy raffle tickets and bid on some really cool auction items. (see a list of all our donors below!) Guests also took part in three rounds of skeeball tournaments, with a final All-Star round to determine the skeeball champion of the night! Congrats to all of our winners!

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We also would like to thank Salt & Straw for their donation of theme-appropriate apricot and thyme flavored ice cream and House Kombucha for donating delicious efferfescent drinks! (This summer we worked with Salt & Straw to create a BEETS Red Velvet Cake ice cream that ran in SF stores in August!) 

Thank you everyone! We could not do our work without amazing people like you supporting our staff and programs and we’re looking forward to a fantastic 2019!

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We want to take a moment and give a shout-out to all of the organizations that donated to make our event a success. We are so appreciative of your support and we could not have done it without you! 

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