Copper Harbor Playground Project

Help us bring a new playground to the Copper Harbor School

Make that Thermometer Dance

As of today, the Copper Harbor Playground Project has 100 “likes” on facebook.  Woo hoo!  Thanks for staying updated!

With that in mind, we want to keep YOU updated.  Check back here every week to see our donation progress.  That curly vine thermometer will be updated every Monday to the best of our ability.  If you don’t think it’s moving up fast enough, there are some things you can do to help it along!

1) Write the letters recommended in the post below, so we can receive grant money (then it only costs you 45¢).  But hurry, the deadline for this is March 21, 2012.

2) Click the yellow donate button on the right to make your tax deductible donation today!

3) Share this website with your friends on facebook and in your neighborhood, so they can help out too!

4) Come up to Copper Harbor, talk to the locals, get excited about the project, and slip some cash into one of our handy dandy envelopes that are available at most businesses in town.

Pretty easy, hey?  What are you waiting for?  Let’s blow that thermometer through the top!

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Two Letters Can Save the Day!

Don’t have the money to donate right now, but have the time? Perfect!

We have started the process of applying for a Trust Fund Grant from the Michigan DNR. This grant is awarded on a point system.  If we don’t have enough points to qualify for the Trust Fund Grant, we will withdraw that grant application and apply for the Recreation Passport Grant.  This will happen simultaneously as both grants must be submitted by April 2, 2012.

We are asking for letters of support for the Copper Harbor Playground Project.  We need two separate letters, but you can use the same letter for each. Just mention the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund Grant in one and the Recreation Passport Grant in the other.  These letters will be forwarded to the Michigan DNR Grants Program with the applications.

The grant committee would like to hear from business owners, year round and seasonal residents, visitors, township officials and especially families who will be using this playground.  The more reasons you state to support this project, the better! Every letter written increases our chances of receiving one of these grants.  Please consider helping out this great cause.

In case the idea of formulating a letter frightens you, feel free to use the text below in the body of your letter.  Please embellish with your personal thoughts.

     “I am writing in regard to the Playground Project in Copper Harbor, Michigan.  Considering the time and energy that was put in to its design, I believe this playground would be an asset to the children, parents and visitors of the community.

     With children often looking at a computer screen these days, a safe and intriguing place to play outdoors is essential for children’s developement now more than ever.  The system that Grant Township is planning to put in not only encourages kids to be outside, but will peak their curiosity and imagination.  It is also designed to look more natural just like the area of Copper Harbor itself.  With the technology of this equipment, it will be up to code for safety as well.

     Watching the residential community grow as more children are being born locally, now is the time for us to have a place for them to play.  At the same time, Copper Harbor is a tourist based economy, so the more we can offer our visitors of all ages, the better our town can thrive.

     I strongly urge you to consider this request for a small community that truly wants what is best for its residents and visitors.  The whole area tries to work together, and this is another project that will strengthen that bond.”

You may send your letters to:
Marty Faassen
PO Box 48
Copper Harbor, MI 49918

The deadline for the letters is March 21st, so please take a moment now! Thank you so much for your support.

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