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Offline lmaniace

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Jackson Heights, small town in the big city
« on: November 27, 2017, 12:08:42 PM »
Giving Tuesday is nearly here. GT is a national observance to encourage us to give to charities and volunteer organizations that make our lives better. We hope you will consider a gift to JHBG, the Jackson Heights Beautification Group. Here is a link to our website: www.jhbg.org/donate
You know us. We’re the folks who bring you the Halloween Parade, the Christmas-Hanukkah festivities at the Post Office, the Jackson Heights Orchestra and Summer Sundays in the Parks; we run the JH Scraps compost center, advocate for parks/open space and programs that green the neighborhood and make it more environmentally sustainable; we remove graffiti, provide a park to walk your pooch, support our landmark district, run an annual children’s art contest, provide info on local schools, and produce this newsletter. Whew! And we do this with volunteers.
But just because we are volunteers, doesn’t mean the programs we run are without cost.
Donations are often matched by employers so check on the policy at your workplace.
Through all of these programs, we think we make Jackson Heights a friendlier neighborhood, a place where it’s not unusual to run into friends while picking up groceries or heading to the subway for work – in short, a small town in the big city.

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Re: Jackson Heights, small town in the big city
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2017, 12:45:13 PM »
Giving Tuesday is nearly here. GT is a national observance to encourage us to give to charities and volunteer organizations that make our lives better. We hope you will consider a gift to JHBG, the Jackson Heights Beautification Group. Here is a link to our website: www.jhbg.org/donate
You know us. We’re the folks who bring you the Halloween Parade, the Christmas-Hanukkah festivities at the Post Office, the Jackson Heights Orchestra and Summer Sundays in the Parks; we run the JH Scraps compost center, advocate for parks/open space and programs that green the neighborhood and make it more environmentally sustainable; we remove graffiti, provide a park to walk your pooch, support our landmark district, run an annual children’s art contest, provide info on local schools, and produce this newsletter. Whew! And we do this with volunteers.
But just because we are volunteers, doesn’t mean the programs we run are without cost.
Donations are often matched by employers so check on the policy at your workplace.
Through all of these programs, we think we make Jackson Heights a friendlier neighborhood, a place where it’s not unusual to run into friends while picking up groceries or heading to the subway for work – in short, a small town in the big city.

I just donated. Thanks to the volunteers for all your work and effort.

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Re: Jackson Heights, small town in the big city
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2017, 02:26:21 PM »
Thank you, Shelby2!!!

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« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2017, 04:28:28 PM »
I would be interested in donating to JHBG but where can someone review the most recently filed Form 990?

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Re: Jackson Heights, small town in the big city
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2017, 05:00:59 PM »
For JHBG's 990s, or that of any other nonprofit in New York, you can go to the NYS Department of State or Guidestar.
My recollection is both are pretty easy to navigate. Just use our full name, Jackson Heights Beautification Group.
Best of luck and thank you,

Len

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« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2017, 09:01:51 PM »
The last one available on Guidestar is 2015.  Expenses are around 63K for the year with categories such as composting,  Halloween parade, trees and office supplies etc.  It is pure vanilla and no one received compensation.

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Re: Jackson Heights, small town in the big city
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2017, 08:52:25 AM »
Nice plug for a good organization.

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« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2017, 03:27:59 PM »
Thank you for the kind words.
Just to let you know we are very open to volunteers; those who are reliable, work well with others and have good ideas can become part of leadership relatively quickly... if they want.
And we are always eager for volunteers and potential leaders who will help us look more like Jackson Heights.
All the best,

Len

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Re: Jackson Heights, small town in the big city
« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2017, 12:50:11 PM »
We are continuing our fund raising efforts with Donations in December, the month when nearly one-third of all contributions are made top nonprofits.
Here is our link: www.jhbg.org/donate
We would like you to please consider not only a contribution to us, but also a donation to an organization that helps the poor, sick, etc., folks who are far less comfortable this winter than most of us.
We will be making a separate post for Donations in December in a week or so.
All the best.

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Re: Jackson Heights, small town in the big city
« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2017, 12:50:11 PM »