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Father Fagan Park
Manhattan (South Village / Soho)
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Photos from our planting!

the project

Let's keep Father Fagan Park in bloom!  Your tax-deductible gift will support a year of flowers and supplies for our neighborhood park.  If you'd like to learn more about the park and our past efforts, please visit

the steps

Over the past two years, we've built out a wonderful team of volunteers.  We'd like to keep Father Fagan Park in bloom during 2016, but need your help buying plants and materials.  We anticipate 3 seasons of plantings in the park:  we'll put in spring and summer flowers on May 14; add Fall color on September 17, and we'll finish out the year by adding holiday greenery on December 3.  

why we're doing it

The Parks Department doesn't have the staff or resources to dedicate to the park; it's up to us!  


Disbursement Budget:

RAISED = $3,005.00
less ioby Platform Fee  $35.00
less ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) $137.50
less ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $82.50

In addition to using the funds as indicated in the original budget below, we plan to use the extra funds raised for 1) programming and 2) collateral materials for distribution (advertise volunteer dates, programming). 

Original budget:

SUBTOTAL = 1,834
ioby Platform Fee  $35
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) $92
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $55

Spring Flowers $500.00
Fall Flowers $500.00
Holiday greenery $500.00
Mulch for Spring and Fall plantings $72.00
Soil for Spring and Fall plantings $68.00
Litter pick-up sticks $80.00
Watering hose $50.00
6 watering cans $24.00
Folding table for info and volunteer recruitment $40.00
TOTAL COST: $1,834.00



Photos from our planting!

Our story on ioby's blog!

Click here to read about our work on ioby's blog!

We did it!

Thank you everyone!!!  With help of generous cash donations, including $11 from a civic-minded 6 year old, we made our goal.  In fact, we surpassed it by $100.  We're thrilled by the range of supporters that signed-up to help us buy plants and supplies for 2016.  We'll spend the winter planning for a gloriously green Spring, a verdant Summer and a colorful Fall.  Happy 2016!!!

For more information on Father Fagan Park, please visit us on Facebook:


If you'd like to make a donation by check...

Some have asked about making a donation by check:

1. Please make checks payable to “ioby”

2. Note “Father Fagan” on the memo line. 

3. Mail checks to ioby at 540 President St, 3rd Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11215

4. ioby can also send a tax-deductible receipt (just be sure to include an email address)

Thank you!!!


This is where photos will go once we build flickr integration


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