The second of five Sunday Parkways events happens this weekend and the City of Portland needs financial help from the community to keep them going.
A similar call for help went out last year when Sunday Parkways program manager Linda Ginenthal told us that “We know you don’t often receive requests like this from your City agencies. But Sunday Parkways isn’t business as usual.”
This year, PBOT tried to tap into the General Fund for some cash, but that request was denied. So now they’re left with four more events (including Sunday), and according to Ginenthal, they’re still about $97,000 short.
Mayor Adams has committed to put all five Sunday Parkways on, but PBOT does not have the money to do all of them and remain in the black.
Check out what your donation helps support (list furnished by PBOT):
- $1,000 will help us fund our Sunday Parkways Organizer for a month to reach low-income families and communities of color all across Portland.
- For $500 you can cover (literally) one shift of Intersection Superheroes in those nifty green Sunday Parkways t-shirts.
- For $250 you can support the bike parking for one Sunday Parkways event.
- $100 pays a fantastic Sunday Parkways band or musical performer for the day.
- For just $50 you can help us reach 150 east Portland households so they can request a lawn sign and sign up to volunteer.
If you donate $40 or more, PBOT will send you a limited edition Sunday Parkways 2010 bandanna (available only to repeat volunteers otherwise). To find out how to donate, visit PortlandSundayParkways.org and click the “Donate” button.