Help Us Help Them

APHA's goal is for every registration to give something back to our host city charity. Help make a significant impact this year and donate to Groundwork Lawrence, an organization whose mission is to promote healthy communities and empower local residents to improve their quality of life.   Contributions can be made through registration. Every dollar counts!

  • A $5 donation goes towards repairing a broken swing at a Lawrence playground.
  • A $25 donation goes towards the purchase of a tree to plant at a local park.
  • A $50 donation goes towards the Share-a-Share™ fresh food subsidy programs: CSA, farmers market, and Fruit & Veggie Rx (makes a direct connection between eating fresh fruits and vegetables and improved health).
  • A $100 donation goes towards building schoolyards and community garden beds.

Groundwork Lawrence (GWL) has been bringing about local and sustainable change in Massachusetts since 2001. Through its environmental and open space improvements, fresh food access programs, youth education, employment initiatives, healthy living programming and events, GWL creates the building blocks of a strong, healthy community, and empowers residents to improve their quality of life.

GWL’s mission and operations are premised on the understanding that environmental conditions are inextricably linked to the economic and social health of a neighborhood. As a consequence, GWL is committed to “changing places and changing lives” through on-the-ground projects that help to transform local communities. To accomplish this, GWL leads and supports a variety of partnership-driven efforts that bring together the public, private and nonprofit sectors to solve complex environmental problems and sustain a long-term vision for neighborhood change and renewal.

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