Give STL Day is nearly upon us!

Here’s everything you need to know.

What is Give STL Day?

Give STL Day is a 24-hour day of online giving happening this year on Wednesday, May 1, aimed at growing philanthropy in the St Louis metropolitan area.

How is Urban Harvest STL participating?

This Give STL Day, Urban Harvest STL is raising $6,000 to overhaul the exterior of the FOOD ROOF Farm building!

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As you can see from this photo, the FOOD ROOF Farm is thoroughly hidden from pedestrians and drivers passing from the street.  Countless individuals who live and work in the area pass the nondescript beige building every day without knowing that a flourishing, inclusive community space sits right in their neighborhood.

With donations from Give STL Day, we will overhaul the building’s exterior with a vibrant mural that will more accurately represent the flourishing farm that sits atop it. We will do the same on the dimly lit, dingy inner stairwell. In doing so, we hope to involve more St Louisans in urban farming, food justice, and the wonderful community we have grown!⁣

When should I donate?

If possible, please donate on Wednesday, May 1! There are various incentive programs that reward nonprofits for receiving donations on this day. For example, each hour a nonprofit is awarded with a monetary prize if they earn the most individual donors or the most money raised in that given time frame. There are also prizes for the first and last donation as well as the nonprofit with the most unique donors.

Where should I donate?

Please donate on our Give STL Day page! Donations through the Urban Harvest STL website on May 1 will not be eligible for prizes.

What if I won’t be available on May 1?

No problem! You can pre-schedule your donation between April 2 and April 30.

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