A few weeks back, CTPA reported on the progress that that is being made on the Home and Hospital Healing Garden. This Garden is being constructed at the State of Connecticut Veterans Home in Rocky Hill, under the leadership of CTPA’s President Bud Neal. CTPA has taken on the primary role in ensuring that this project gets completed, as a contribution made to Connecticut’s service veterans, in recognition of their service to the country. CTPA has taken on this role because a central feature of the Healing Garden is that of the healing benefits that come from trees.
All of this was outlined in the previous post. Additional information on the Healing Garden can be found the January edition of the CTPA newsletter and during the CTPA Annual Meeting.
In order to complete the Veterans Healing Garden, fundraising is necessary. CTPA looks to raise about $30,000. The 5 trees have already been donated, but CTPA is seeking support that will allow the purchase of benches, a fence, two plaques, seed for the lawn, plants for the individual gardens, a flagpole and various other items. It also seeks to raise a small cash reserve that can be used to offset future maintenance costs and needs.
CTPA is registered with the IRS as a 501(c)3 organization. This means that it may accept charitable donations and that donors may claim such donations as tax-exempt. The Association will acknowledge any donations with a letter verifying that the donation has been received.
We wanted to get word of this out to CTPA members and others who may be interested in helping out, before the end of 2017, in case individuals would prefer the opportunity to donate during the current tax year.
To donate by check, please mail your donation to the CTPA office:
PO Box 1946
Wallingford, CT 06492
Checks mailed before the end of the year can be used as deductions against this year’s taxes. Be sure to indicate that the check is intended for the Healing Garden.
If you have questions, call the CTPA Office at 203-484-2512.