HOW TO DONATE
There are so many reasons to donate to Wakeman Town Farm this Giving Tuesday, but the biggest reason is love.
Our mission is to serve the community — and we do so every day with joy and love…but we can’t live on love alone. As a nonprofit, Wakeman Town Farm relies on programming revenues and donations to stay afloat. Our programs pay a portion of the bills, but in order to keep the lights on, a steward in residence, and the animals fed, the farm’s expenses are defrayed by contributions from the community.
Some people think that the Town of Westport gives us funding. WRONG! In reality, a small volunteer committee raises all the farm’s operating funds through programs, space rentals, events and fundraisers like Giving Tuesday. The Town of Westport does not give us one penny to run the farm, and we are proud of the programs and events we run for the benefit of all Westporters. If you like our new space, you may be interested to know that we borrowed and raised all the money to build out Tim’s Kitchen, and we must raise all the money to run it every year and pay back our loan. Every appliance, pot, pan, Mixmaster and spatula was either paid for by our team or through generous donations.
Please help us with a small donation on Giving Tuesday and let us continue our mission to keep one of the Town’s last remaining farms and educational centers alive for the next generation!
Please donate for Giving Tuesday (in any amount)
Our funds flow through a 501(c)(3) and are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Westport Friends of Parks & Recreation/Wakeman Town Farm TAX ID: 27-4127337
You can donate in any denomination through an easy PayPal option. Or, to donate via check: Westport Friends of Parks and Rec/Wakeman Town Farm and mail to 134 Cross Highway, Westport CT 06880.
Questions? Please call us at 203 557 6914. Thank you!
HOW TO DONATE ONLINE - PICK A LEVEL OR CHOOSE YOUR OWN
Pick any of the denominations below, or choose your own. Your donation, in any amount, helps us to keep this historic educational farm alive for a new generation of Westporters! Thank you.
Feed Penny (Chicken)
Feed Hey-O (Goat)
Feed Autumn Joy (Alpaca)
Build a New Coop
Send a Child to Camp
Host a Workshop
Sponsor Family Fun Day
Sponsor Harvest Fest
Rebuild the Barn
or Donate in any amount
DONOR RECOGNITION FORM (so we know how to thank you!)
DONOR RECOGNITION & sponsorships
There are various opportunities for donors to be recognized at the farm for larger donations, including "Tim's Kitchen", the Wakeman Classroom/Community Center, the Barn Wall, a personalized Garden Bench, our Website, etc. You can also help us defray the costs of a large farm purchase, such as a pizza oven, a sun shade, a tent, and other permanent farm fixtures.
If you are interested in making a donation of over $1,000, please call us at 203 557 6914 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss options for corporate and individual gifting, foundation gifting, and opportunities for onsite plaques or other recognition. We also offer numerous and creative options for corporate sponsorships of our various farm events. These are a great way to get your company's name out in front of a desirable demographic while supporting your town farm!