Monday, February 22, 2016

Pledge fully paid!

At the Friends of the Library board meeting tonight, our treasurer wrote a check for $6,273 to make the final payment of our pledge to the Capital Campaign. We posed for some photos as we handed the check to Roxann Callender, HPLC Liaison to the Friends, and Andrew Parker, HPLC Financial Manager.

From left to right, in photo above, are five current officers of the Friends:  Elizabeth Veillette (Secretary), Barbara Raines (Treasurer), Sandy Ward (President), Dottie Blain Hamel (Corresponding Secretary) and Kate Kruckemeyer (Vice President), with HPLC Board member Roxann Callendar and Financial Manager Andrew Parker at right.

We smiled and applauded, and poised for a few photos of this significant milestone in our history of our support for the Holyoke Public Library.

Posing in front of publicity photo of our original pledge made in 2009.

We are delighted to have completed all the payments towards our $100,000 pledge to the Capital Campaign.  We are proud to have helped in the creation of "The Library for the 21st Century."  A formal plaque recognizing our donation can be seen in the Children's Room (Level 2 of the new addition); you will find it at the entrance to the Activities room. We are the donors of the "Storytelling Area" there.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Sponsors for "Mini Golf in the Library!"

We are recruiting sponsors for the April 9th "Mini Golf in the Library" fundraiser.  A formal letter of request from Friends President Sandy Ward, and an accompanying Sponsorship Form, are available. Please email   friendsofthehpl [at ] gmail [dot] com  if you haven't yet been contacted by us and would like to become a sponsor. Since early February Sandy has been sending emails to potential sponsors and actively knocking on doors of Holyoke businesses.

We are DELIGHTED to report the positive responses from these companies and individuals:

As of 2/12/16:
Kim's Holiday Cleaners, 20 Forestdale Rd, Holyoke – cash donation
River Valley Counseling, 303 Beech St, Holyoke – SPONSOR of a HOLE!
State Representative Aaron Vega – SPONSOR of a HOLE!
Nick's Nest – 2 gift certificates
Aaron's, 740 High Street, Holyoke MA – SPONSOR of a special HOLE!

Stay tuned.  We're adding to this list as commitments roll in.

UPDATE 2/16/16:
 Finegold Alexander Architects, Boston – SPONSOR of the 1st HOLE!

 Westfield Bank – SPONSOR of the 18th HOLE!
 Holyoke Gas & Electric Co. – EVENT SPONSOR at the SILVER Level!

2/18/16: Sponsorship Form revised to add new options for Event Sponsors, ranging from $350 (Bronze) to $1000 (Platinum), and to remove the premium holes (1st and 18th), which have already been sponsored.  

Ross Insurance Agency, 150 Lower Westfield Road, Holyoke – SPONSOR of a HOLE!

Reliable Computer, 867 Main St, Holyoke – SPONSOR of a HOLE!

Tea Cups on Linen, – SPONSOR of a HOLE!
CareerPoint, 850 High St, Holyoke – EVENT SPONSOR!

Sherwin-Williams, 2221 Northampton St, Holyoke – Donation of auction item: premium paint, brushes, rollers for 1 room (walls, ceiling, and trim - color tints of your choice). Value over $200.

People's United Bank  – EVENT SPONSOR at the SILVER Level!
Holyoke Hummus Company – Food cart (falafels) in front of library April 9
Hot Oven Cookies – Food cart (milk & cookies) in front of library April 9

Springfield Symphony Orchestra – Voucher for 2 Tickets to concerts. $130 value.

Conklin Office Furniture – SPONSOR of a HOLE!
Log Rolling Catering- Catering Division of The Log Cabin – Food truck with lunch options.
Friends of City Hall, – Donor of auction items

Williamson Commercial Properties, One Monarch Place, Suite 1810, Springfield – SPONSOR of a HOLE!
Open Square, 4 Open Square Way, Holyoke – SPONSOR of a HOLE!

HAP Housing 267 High St, Holyoke – SPONSOR of a HOLE!

Hadley Printing, 58 Canal St, Holyoke – Will print Scorecard
Holyoke Signs & Designs, 62 Main St, Holyoke – Will help with signs

Children's Museum at Holyoke, 444 Dwight St – Gift Certificate for Family Membership

Cracker Barrel, I-91 & Whiting Farms Rd, Holyoke – Gift Certificates for Kid's Meals
Homewood Suites by Hilton, 375 Whitney Avenue, Holyoke – Gift Certificates

Homewood Suites by Hilton – SPONSOR of a HOLE!

Mass. Surgical Supply – SPONSOR of a HOLE!