If you live along the lakeshore, there’s a good chance you’ve heard of the Save the Catwalk campaign, but you may not know that there’s still time to donate to the cause. The community-led effort has included everything from pancake breakfasts and dunk tanks to student-led merchandise sales and the world’s shortest fun-run, and while the donations continue to add up, the goal still hasn’t been reached.
“Our community came together quickly and got us within reach of our $1 million goal in just under a year,” said Pat McGinnis, City Manager for the City of Grand Haven. “Support has come in many forms and every size of gift. It seems like every week people are coming up with a new way to raise money, and we’re grateful for their passion.”
Starting August 21, the Save the Catwalk Fund has a challenge grant from an anonymous donor who has pledged to match donations to the Save the Catwalk Fund August 21-27, 2017, up to $5,000.
“No amount is too small,” McGinnis continued. “If you’ve considered donating but thought smaller amounts can’t make a difference—you’re wrong! The heart of a grass-roots effort is donations of every size.”
Donations can be made three ways:
- online (select Save the Catwalk Fund from the drop-down menu)
- by texting CATWALK to 20222 (message and data rates may apply)
- by mailing or bringing a check to the GHACF office at 1 S. Harbor Dr., Grand Haven, MI, 49417
There are still plaques available for $2,500 each, but time is running out. If you want your name or that of a family member memorialized on the catwalk, fill out the form and return to our office, along with a check. Or pay by credit card and email your plaque information to Rebecca at [email protected].