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The Friends of Four Parks Alliance .
Joyce Kimer Park
(Concourse, Bronx)
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the project

Help us welcome more people, to more health and wellness events, in our clean, beautiful parks, and help us remove barriers to participation!

This summer we will continue cleaning up our parks. ensuring that they are safe places, and also provide free yoga classes, free samba classes, a low cost 5K fun run, community socials, a party for our pets, holiday events, and more, to meet our neighbors and uplift our shared spaces!

If you value our goals, love your neighbors, and love your parks, please make a suggested donation of $50, or whatever you can afford.

the steps

With your support we will do the following:

Step 1) We will remove barriers to participation especially for low income residents such as removing registration fees, purchasing "loaner" yoga mats, and adding opportunities to improve well being all year.

Step 2) We will immediately increase our engagement with local residents through social media, print marketing, and direct digital/in-person engagement.  

Step 3) We will reward committed volunteers and program participants with equipment to help them maintain their wellness on their own time. We will assess this by surveying participants through the year and review the responses for signifiers or ongoing improved heath, wellness and community connections.

why we're doing it

We want to reliably, efficiently, and continuously provide occasions for joy, self-improvement, connection, resilience, in a clean, safe, beautiful environment, for free, for as many as possible. We want to improve our parks, and connect with the people who live here.

We live in a hard working Bronx community that is underserved. Friends of 4 Parks fills a gap left by businesses, the city, and state agencies.

Most of our local residents, our neighbors, represent historically marginalized groups, many are rent burdened, working multiples jobs during irregular hours, where English is not a first language, and living below the poverty line. 

We are all experiencing stress, anxiety, trauma, and depression.

We are all experiencing the shock effects local gun violence and other serious crimes, poor building management and more.

As a community we are woefully under appreciated and need inspiring leisure, wellness, and recreation spaces.

Community building events, healthy foods, and accessible exercise opportunities are scarce and much needed.


Disbursed Budget 4.4.2022

SAMBA - $1500

YOGA -$500

5K RUN - $2257.03


TOTAL RAISED = $5,342.30
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) N/A
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $85.27

Original Budget:


Samba class leader = $1,000 for the whole summer.

Sound equipment such as speakers and a PA system = $500



Loaner Yoga Mats = $500


5K RUN  

Registration subsidies for inclusive access = $20/person, 100 person goal $2000



Annual engagement, both digitally and in-person, including activities such as annual picnics, plogging, and clean ups = $1,000

ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) N/A
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%)
(Donation processing fee does not apply to match funding.)

Donation processing fees apply to donations only. 100% of match funding goes to projects. Please note, fees are estimated here and final numbers may change based on the final amount raised and amount of match funding applied to this campaign.

Beyond this campaign, we will continue raising funds for operating costs for the September 5K Run and additional community engagement, which we estimate will be an additional $6,000 


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