To Our Purple Asparagus Teachers, Parents, and Volunteers,
Thank you so much for all of your help and participation during this past school year. We really appreciate your hard work and dedication in making this year successful. Because of you, Purple Asparagus was able to enhance the lives of over 1100 students in 17 different schools across the Chicagoland area.
The time and effort that goes into the planning and programs we are able to run is greatly appreciated. Without your enthusiasm, we would not be able to teach children across Chicago about the importance of nutritious foods that will enable them to live healthier, happier lives. From apples and pumpkins in the fall to legumes and berries in the spring, Purple Asparagus has been fortunate to introduce a variety of local produce to children eager to learn and grow.
To demonstrate the difference that you have helped make in a child’s life follows a thank you note from one of our parents at Burr Elementary:
“I just wanted to send an email to express my sincere gratitude for your AWESOME program that you bring to Burr School in Chicago’s Bucktown neighborhood. It was amongst my daughter Ayla’s favorite things about school and you got her asking me to buy sunflower seed butter, blood oranges, and to make red ants on a log. How could I possibly thank you enough? I always have my kids try new things at the grocery store but you’ve really opened up my mind as well.”
As another parent said:
“My daughter Maura is in the first grade at Jahn World Language School in Chicago. She loved your program this year. She was tickled to see Joshua at Whole Foods on a weekend visit. The entire year she looked forward to Purple Asparagus visits. Maura is a super healthy eater with a curiosity to try anything new. We wanted to share this picture which capped the year off and made her feel a little better about the program ending. Thank you for your great work!”
We hope that in the future you continue your support for our cause. While we are doing all that we can to reach as many children as possible, we ask that you consider helping us fund programming for next year. With at least 11 schools on the waitlist for programming, your donation can make all the difference. As little as $50.00 can cover the cost for one student for an entire school year. With your help, Purple Asparagus hopes to carry on to grow and affect the lives of the children in your schools and your homes.