Great Give Day is Thursday, May 14. This year, Convivium needs your support more than ever. 

First, let us start off by saying, thank you. Thank you for all of the support you have shown us during this time already. Those who have reached, purchased a gift card, placed a food order, and liked or shared a social media post – we truly appreciate your thoughtfulness.

 

Great Give Day

Your Great Give Day donation, which can be scheduled now, will support our Endowment Fund. Our endowment ensures that Convivium can remain a resource to the community and the North End for years to come. Your donation means that we can continue teaching people through example about all aspects of the food cycle – everything from starting seeds, raised bed gardening and composting to canning, cooking and baking.

 

What we are doing now

Although we are currently closed to the public, we are still committed to maintaining all of our gardens – about 14,000 square feet – including 12 Common Bed gardens, contain produce that is available for free for the community. Through this period, we are also partnering with Project Rooted to distribute, no-cost sack lunches to kids throughout school closures; over 150 lunches are picked up here at Convivium each weekday. And we continue to be a virtual resource to the community through educational garden videos and recipe sharing.

 

Looking forward

We are also taking this time to reflect and find creative ways to re-open in a way that keeps everyone safe. Creating community and a sense of belonging has never been more important, and learning the skills to grow and prepare your own food has never been more timely. There are exciting plans to come for Convivium and we appreciate your support in helping us endure the closure!

 

How you can help:

  • Schedule a gift.
  • Donate on May 14. Save the date and follow along as prizes are given away throughout the day!
  • Spread the word. Tell your friends you will be giving to Convivium on Great Give Day and that you need their help.
  • Post about Great Give Day on your social media. Let your friends and followers know how they can give and how their donations help. Don’t forget to use the tag #GreatGiveDay to reach more people.