Make it 2 M

A few weeks ago I mentioned that we only needed a ‘few thousand more’ dollars to finish the library. Well, those few thousand were 800 to 1200, or $800,000 to $1.2 million and that seems like a huge, unreachable amount, right? But here’s one way to look at it.

There are almost 8000 people in the City of Ridgefield, but in 2010 the census found 15,696 people in the 98642 zip code, and I’m sure there are a good deal more now. If each of these almost 16,000 people contributed $51/$75, we’d easily make the $800,000/$1,200,000. That is doable, don’t you think?

Can you afford one to (not even) two dollars a week to have a brand new library, with more books, more meeting spaces, more everything? You could make it in three easy payments of $25 each. If you have a family of four you could make a payment every month for a year. If everyone in our zip code zip code gave up three cups of coffee a week and donated the money to the Friends of the Library we’d be well on our way to start building. Let’s go Ridgefield.

 It’s easy to donate to the library building fund. Make your check out to the Friends of the Ridgefield Library and mail it to PO Box 534, Ridgefield, WA 98642, or take it to the library. Contributions may be tax deductible.

If you want to be a Cornerstone member by donating $1000, the money can be paid in regular increments, but you do need to sign a form in order for the Treasurer to track payments. There are other levels of giving also. Each major donor will received recognition on a display at the new library. You can designate your donation be used only for the building fund if you like.

An anonymous donor has pledged to match donations to the Ridgefield Library of $10,000 or more, up to a million dollars. Please consider this option. There is a time factor to this offer, so act now.

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