A long-held tradition at Stetson University, Greenfeather originated in 1952 as an autumn carnival where students raised funds for local charities. The Greenfeather Program brings the entire Stetson community together as we raise funds for nonprofit organizations, educate students about the importance of philanthropy and host the traditional Airwaves Dance Competition. With health as one of the top priorities today, we are setting the theme of health throughout our Greenfeather 2020 efforts. We are also excited and honored to announce that Greenfeather, with your help, will raise funds for not only one, but two nonprofit organizations this year! This year’s grant recipients both pitched projects that focus on improving the health and wellness of citizens within the community.
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