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The Meadow Fund
The problem:
Piscataway Park has almost 60 acres of pasture land. Those pastures are home to cool-season grasses like tall fescue. In some pastures, one or two grasses reign supreme and a monoculture is created. These monoculture pastures are not inherently unhealthy, but they could be better:
The soil is exhausted and lacks some of the nutrients it needs to thrive
The root systems are shallow, so they hold less water and feed less soil
The reduced biodiversity of plants means a reduced biodiversity of wildlife and habitat

How do we fix it?:
This year, through its regenerative agriculture project, the Accokeek Foundation embarks on an experiment--a MEADOW experiment--to improve the soil health of monoculture pastures drained of nutrients by centuries of planting and grazing.

Why a meadow?:
Because grassland habitats are rapidly disappearing to industrial agriculture and development
Because the biodiversity found in meadows means more native plants and animals thrive
Because grazing livestock in meadows is not only healthier for the animals, but also helps trap and return carbon to the soil, keeping it out of the atmosphere
Because grasslands help prevent erosion and keep our rivers and streams healthier

The plan:
1.) Inventory the soil, plants, and wildlife inhabiting the pastures
2.) Clear the pasture through intensive grazing with heritage livestock
3.) Plant a mix of warm season grasses, legumes, and wildflowers to encourage biodiversity
4.) Let the new plants (and animals) establish and grow
5.) Holistically managing the new meadow with the help of the livestock
6.) Evaluate the health of the meadow and the success of the experiment

This experiment is about so much more than just building a meadow. It's about transforming pastures into oases of biodiversity, responsibly managing the land of Piscataway Park, and collaborating with our neighbors to make it happen. It's about building healthy soil and healthy habits. It's about preserving historic spaces that are rapidly disappearing and restoring the park's unique cultural landscape. It's about the people helping us build the meadow, and about inspiring them to care about the environment by connecting them to the landscape of Piscataway Park.

The goal: $6,500 to create a Meadow Fund
$24 buys wildflower and grass seed for 1,000 square feet of meadow
$48 equips one student intern with tools and safety equipment to plant the meadow
$124 buys wildflower and grass seed for 5,000 square feet of meadow
$240 funds one year of soil testing in the meadow and pastures
$480 supports educational signage about the meadow and biodiversity
Goal: $6,500.00
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Addison Switzers campaign
by Addison Switzer
AEC transforms lives through the performing and visual arts. Since 2006, our mission has been proven in youth, young adults, elders and others discovering their unique identity and purpose by participating in our programming. We do so by exploring 'self' relative to our world, identifying participants' gifts and talents and creating artistic avenues that enable use of these gifts and talents... Our goal is to accept community members where they are, nurture them, assist them in properly identifying and channeling their gifts, talents and skill sets and expose them to diverse and family-friendly entertainment opportunities.
Goal: $10,000.00
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Pinkney Opportunity Scholarships
by John Campbell
I am raising money to provide life changing opportunities to the students at Eagle Academy. Help me hit my goal of raising $500 of the foundation's $10,000 target before noon on May 18.

The Cassandra S. Pinkney Foundation has set a goal of raising $10,000 to fund Pinkney Opportunity Scholarships to support Eagle Academy students, teachers, and families.

The primary goal of the Cassandra S. Pinkney Foundation is to Make Space for Opportunity. We do this by supporting students, families, and teachers through the Pinkney Opportunity Scholarship. The Foundation, at its core, supports Science, Engineering, Math, and Science (STEM) programming; Special Education initiatives; programs that care for the whole child; and community-based activities.

To support our core values the Cassandra S. Pinkney Foundation awarded scholarships to seven 3rd grade students who applied for and were accepted into the Pathway to STEM Summer Camp in Washington, D.C. Scholarships awarded ranged from $1,895 to $2,295. These scholarships provided an opportunity many of our students wouldn't have been able to experience due to their families' financial constraints. The Foundation made space for these seven third graders to further their excitement and interest in STEM and plans to support many more with additional Pinkney Opportunity Scholarships.

Mrs. Pinkney spent her life fighting for the children of DC. She remained firm in her belief that every child - regardless of background - should have access to a high-quality education. And she made it her life's work to fulfill that vision. Her passion for providing high-quality programs is reflected in Eagle Academy, and through the Cassandra S. Pinkney Foundation, it is out hope to continue her life's work for years to come. The Pinkney Foundation has invested resources to expand the opportunities for our students so that they can start early and soar high.
Goal: $500.00
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Do More for Healthier Moms & Babies!
by Jessica Wilson
This year, I am #ReclaimingKindness by Doing More for healthier moms and babies in my community. In Prince George's County, 1 in 4 women receive inadequate prenatal care. CCI Health & Wellness Services is working to change that.

Through an innovative model - CenteringPregnancy® - CCI is providing affordable and accessible prenatal care to women who need it the most. Just last year, they provided prenatal care to over 600 under and uninsured women - with our help they can Do More.
Goal: $500.00
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#DoMore4MomsandBabies
This year, we are #ReclaimingKindness by Doing More for healthier moms and babies in my community. In Prince George's County, 1 in 4 women receive inadequate prenatal care. CCI Health & Wellness Services is working to change that.

Through an innovative model - CenteringPregnancy® - CCI is providing affordable and accessible prenatal care to women who need it the most. Just last year, they provided prenatal care to over 600 under and uninsured women - with our help they can Do More.
Goal: $250.00
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#ReclaimKindness - Support Prenatal Care
by Melanie Ta
CCI Health & Wellness Services is #ReclaimingKindness in its community by Doing More for healthier moms and babies. In Prince George's County, MD, 1 in 4 women receive inadequate prenatal care, which leads to health complications for newborns. CCI is changing that.

Through an innovative care model, CenteringPregnancy®, CCI is providing affordable prenatal care to women who need it the most. In the past year, CCI provided prenatal care to more than 600 under and uninsured women. With your support, they can Do More.
Goal: $250.00
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#ReclaimKindness: Give Prenatal Care
by Reina Saravia
This year, we are #ReclaimingKindness by Doing More for healthier moms and babies in my community. In Prince George's County, 1 in 4 women receive inadequate prenatal care. CCI Health & Wellness Services is working to change that.

Through an innovative model - CenteringPregnancy® - CCI is providing affordable and accessible prenatal care to women who need it the most. Just last year, they provided prenatal care to over 600 under and uninsured women - with our help they can Do More.
Goal: $250.00
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Help Della #DoMore4MomsandBabies!
For Do More 24, I'm raising $250 to help CCI Health & Wellness Services provide prenatal care to women in my community who need it the most.

Do More 24 brings our community together to focus on giving and building the strength of nonprofits. Beginning at 12:00 Noon on May 17th and continuing for 24 hours, join me in helping to support a community organization that means so much to me. Help CCI Health & Wellness Services be able to provide complete prenatal care for 1 CenteringPregnancy® cohort - that's 8 uninsured women who will get the prenatal care they deserve because of your gift.
Goal: $250.00
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Help Eric #DoMore4MomsandBabies!
For Do More 24, I'm raising $250 to help CCI Health & Wellness Services provide prenatal care to women in my community who need it the most.

Do More 24 brings our community together to focus on giving and building the strength of nonprofits. Beginning at 12:00 Noon on May 17th and continuing for 24 hours, join me in helping to support a community organization that means so much to me. Help CCI Health & Wellness Services be able to provide complete prenatal care for 1 CenteringPregnancy® cohort - that's 8 uninsured women who will get the prenatal care they deserve because of your gift.
Goal: $250.00
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Help Me Do More for Moms and Babies!
by Corrin Colesar
For Do More 24, I have a goal to raise $250 to help CCI Health & Wellness Services provide prenatal care to women in my community who need it the most.

Working at CCI Health & Wellness Services has allowed me to witness the magic of the services they provide. Studying public health has shown me the importance of providing comprehensive care for our undeserved populations. At CCI Health & Wellness Services, everyday I get to witness how patients and staff come together for a healthy and happy pregnancy.

Any funds raised will help CCI Health & Wellness Services to reach its' goal of providing complete prenatal care for 1 CenteringPregnancy® cohort - that's 8 uninsured women that will receive comprehensive care because of you! These women will not only receive 12 prenatal visits - but will also receive newborn essentials including diapers, wipes, bottles, books, carriers, and more.
Goal: $250.00
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Help Beth #ReclaimKindness to Do More for Moms & Babies!
Goal: $250.00
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Help Bob Do More for Healthier Moms & Babies!
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Help Louise Do More for Healthier Moms & Babies!
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Help Isaac #DoMore4MomsandBabies!
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Help Loriann #DoMore4MomsandBabies!
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