The end of the year is coming up fast, and when it does, our Matching Gift grant from the Posner Foundation of Pittsburgh ends as well. So now is the time to make the most impactful gift to Solar One- one that will make a huge difference in the lives of the people we serve, like K-12 students, workforce trainees and downtown residents who are more in need of public green space than ever before.

So here’s what we can accomplish when you make a gift today, which will be matched dollar for dollar:

For the Green Design Lab K-12 Education Program:

One $250 gift (or ten $25 gifts):
Give a class an opportunity to design and build small solar powered cars. GDL educators have helped tens of thousands of students learn about solar power using the solar race car over the past 15+ years!

One $500 gift (or five $100 gifts):
Help us build a 100-watt solar system with energy storage for a Schoolyard Solar project.

For the Green Workforce Training Program:

One $1,000 gift (or four $250 gifts):
Buy solar panels, drills, and other tools for hands-on training in our Workforce Lab.

For Stuyvesant Cove Park:

One $1,500 gift (or ten $150 gifts):
Sponsor one of our new live community education events featuring local artists, farmers, soil experts, and NYC historians.

Other gifts for Green Design Lab:

With $2,500, we could provide hands-on supplies for 100 students to participate in our energy education program

With $1,000, we could provide school programming to align climate and sustainability education with academic recovery.

For Green Workforce Training:

With $2,500, we could support our Workforce partners in securing job placements for trainees.

With $500, we can cover the cost of industry-specific exams that can boost resumes and help applicants stand out.

For Stuyvesant Cove Park:

With $500, we can demonstrate our appreciation for participants’ time with honoraria, and ensure high-quality documentation of next year’s Park events.

With $100, we can pay for a year’s access to top-quality story mapping software, which will help us to create stories and teaching tools about the past, present and future of the Park.

You can make a secure online donation here.

And if you haven’t seen it yet, please check out this Solar One video that shows what we do your donations.

Thank you for your support!