Celebrating Success: Lloyd EcoDistrict’s Inaugural Give!Guide Journey


By Kristin Leiber

Reflecting on the incredible journey from this past (and our first!) Give!Guide season, I’m overwhelmed by the immense support and generosity that has propelled Lloyd EcoDistrict towards achieving an astounding 89% of our goal in our first endeavor at individual giving. With $4,435 raised through 142 donations, we’ve seen our community come together in a way that truly exemplifies the power of collective action.

I’m particularly moved by the support from over 120 new donors who have joined our mission to create a more sustainable and resilient community. Your belief in our work across Residential Resilience, Pollinator Placemaking, Path to Decarbonization, and Climate Adaptation fuels our commitment to making a meaningful impact.

Our heartfelt gratitude extends to our incredible partners who have gone above and beyond to ensure our campaign’s success. Special thanks to Mike Bennett Studios, Green Bridge Coffee, Keia & Martyn’s Coffee, and Way of Being for their generous incentives that enriched our donors’ contributions. Your dedication to community and sustainability mirrors our values and has been instrumental in amplifying our message.

To Upright Brewing and Broadway Grill & Brewery, your hospitality during our Holiday Happy Hours and Move & Groove Karaoke Night provided a welcoming space for our supporters and strengthened our community’s bonds. Your generosity has inspired us to bring neighbors together more frequently to support our local small businesses!

I must also express my appreciation for Green Bridge Coffee, Keia & Martyn’s Coffee, and Mike Bennett Studios for their ongoing partnership and commitment to giving back to the community. Your contributions have been a cornerstone of our campaign, offering both tangible rewards and a reminder of the impact we can achieve together.

And to Way of Being, your dedication to sustainability and ethical practices is an inspiration. Your support for our campaign has offered valuable incentives to our donors and highlighted the importance of conscious consumerism and environmental stewardship.

As we celebrate this season’s success, I am reminded of the strength of unity and the remarkable potential of our collective efforts as a neighborhood. Your support empowers Lloyd EcoDistrict to continue our vital work and reinforces the significance of coming together as a new Lloyd. Together, we are paving the way for a future where sustainability and community resilience are at the forefront of our actions.

Thank you to each and every one of you for being a part of our journey. Your generosity, enthusiasm, and commitment to our cause have made a lasting impact, and I am profoundly grateful for your support. Let’s continue to work together towards a brighter, more sustainable future for our community.

With deepest gratitude,

Kristin Leiber
Executive Director, Lloyd EcoDistrict