Can you guess how much it costs to heat Tree Street during the winter?
$10,000! That’s right, $10,000.
In order to keep our building, and all of the people inside it, warm this winter, we have created a new challenge: HEAT 144 HOWE!
Heat 144 Howe is a unique challenge during the month of October. We have a tree with 144 leaves. Each leaf represents a dollar amount, from $1 all the way up to $144. When you total it all up, it equals $10,000 – the exact amount we need to heat our building, which is located on 144 Howe Street!
Because donations can be as little as $1, we want to make this accessible for all: youth, families, college students, community members, local professionals, anyone! This is the reason we also want to make recognition a big part of this challenge – for every person who donates, no matter the amount, they will be recognized on Tree Street’s social media accounts, website, and at our youth center.
STEP 1: Choose a leaf and its amount. This is the amount you would like to donate! Remember, you can ask friends and family members to pitch in with you!
STEP 2: Make your donation online (click on the link to go to our donation page) or in-person (stop by anytime at our youth center). After making your donation, that leaf will “fall” from the tree and that amount can no longer be donated. If the amount that you would like to donate has already been donated, your donation will be combined with another person’s donation to reach a higher amount. Both of you will be recognized!
STEP 3: Check out the daily recognition post! For every person who donates, they will be recognized on Tree Street’s social media, website, and at our youth center. Prefer to remain anonymous? No problem! Just make sure you specify that on the donation form.
STEP 4: Follow our progress! Every day, the tree will be updated so you can see which leaves still remain. We have until Oct. 31st to reach our goal of $10,000.
STEP 5: Spread the word! It takes our whole community to Heat 144 Howe this winter.