A long-held tradition at Stetson University, Greenfeather originated in 1952 as an autumn carnival where students raised funds for local charities. Over the decades, Greenfeather has expanded to a weeklong event that brings awareness to philanthropy and issues surrounding the DeLand community.
This year Greenfeather will be expanding into a year-long fundraising event, now concluding in March 2021! During this time, Stetson students, faculty, staff, and alumni come together to help raise money for a capacity building project at a local non-profit organization. This year, our goal is to raise at least $12,000 for the selected non-profits!
The first recipient of the 2020 Greenfeather Grant, Hispanic Health Initiatives (http://www.hhi2001.org/), will use the funds to support their Mobile Medical Unit which will drastically expand their reach in the community by eliminating the transportation barrier of those that they serve. Hispanic Health Initiatives provide free services to underserves, individuals and families, throughout Volusia County. They are at the forefront of chronic disease education, outreach and prevention.
The second recipient of the 2020 Greenfeather Grant, Community Education Project (https://www.stetson.edu/other/cep/), will use the funds to construct a raised-bed, community garden at Tomoka Correctional Institution that will enhance the learning in the classroom and provide fresh produce for food services to incorporate into meals. Community Education Project a college in prison program that provides a Stetson education to those incarcerated at Tomoka Correctional Institution. While Stetson is providing the college credits, Community Education Project does not receive financial support from Stetson and are instead funded through grants.
We need your help to fund Hispanic Health Initiatives and Community Education Project’s programs that will profoundly impact the community and individuals that they service. We challenge you to donate today and make your impact on improving the health of our community members!
Learn more about Greenfeather and the grant recipients’ programs by visiting the Stetson University Greenfeather website (https://www.stetson.edu/administration/alumni/homecoming/greenfeather.php).
If you would like to contribute by mail, please make your check payable to Stetson University, and designate Greenfeather on the memo line.
Mail check to:
Attn: Rebecca Thomas
421 N Woodland Blvd., Unit 8286
DeLand, FL 32723