For the month of April, the Greenway Foundation is launching a fundraising campaign for our SPREE programs. SPREE brings thousands of children to the South Platte River every year to create unique experiences in our urban outdoor areas and teach environmentally focused topics. By utilizing nature as a teacher, we can create positive connections between children and natural spaces, experience new things outside (like holding crayfish), and have lots of fun while doing it!
SPREE does everything we can so that cost isn’t a barrier to getting to learn about the river and have fun outside! This is why we aim to serve kids of different backgrounds all throughout the Denver area. Currently, of the kids that participate in our SPREE programs 68% students of color, 63% qualify for free and reduced lunch, and 100% of the students get discounted scholarship pricing.
However, in order to ensure that cost isn’t a barrier and to make our programs more accessible to all we are asking help from our community this April! GivingSPREE is all about supporting SPREE programs so we can teach more and more children about the beautiful and important South Platte River! If you’re interested in donating, check out these slides below that breakdown what your donation will do for SPREE programs as well as some gifts you’ll receive from us for your generous donation!
Unlisted above, donations of $350 can provide full scholarship to a child for a week at summer camp! If you’d like to donate, click the link here or check our website. The donation minimum is $5, but if you are unable to financially donate, look out for opportunities to volunteer with us! And let the givingSPREE commence!