WHO DO I DONATE TO...AND WHY?
Union Park Neighborhood Association (UPNA) & Friends of Union
Confused about the UPNA, FUP and what these groups do?
The Union Park Neighborhood Association (UPNA) is your
neighborhood organization and donations to the UPNA are used to
fund efforts that benefit the entire neighborhood. Some of those
services are the twice-weekly sweeping of the sidewalks and
gutters on the days following trash pick-up, social events such
as: the Concerts in the Park, the Newcomers and other UPNA
get-togethers, the Holiday Party as well as sponsorship of a
South End youth baseball team.
The UPNA spends about $15,000 every year to make this a better
place in which to live, and donations from the residents are our
primary source of revenue.
Everyone living within the boundaries of the UPNA and benefiting
directly from its activities should seriously consider
supporting the UPNA. Please do what you can.
Friends of Union Park (FUP) is a committee within the UPNA.
Donations to FUP are placed in a restricted account that is used
exclusively to maintain, beautify and improve Union Park.
Donations to FUP are used for a variety of supplies and
services, including cutting, seeding and fertilizing the lawn,
buying flowers in the spring and decorations for the Holidays.
To fund these services, FUP needs to collect over $10,000 every
Those of us who live on the park, and for whom Union Park is our
"front yard," should have little difficulty appreciating the
obvious benefit of an annual Friends of Union Park (FUP)
donation. We should feel a strong compulsion to "increase its
Actually, all of us who live in the Union Park neighborhood
should consider supporting FUP financially. Union Park is one of
the most important landmarks in the South End and undoubtedly
contributes to the vitality of the entire neighborhood. It
deserves our continuing care and attention.
Donations to the UPNA and FUP, an IRC section 501(c) (3)
organization, may be tax deductible. As always, detailed reports
on how these donations are spent are available to any interested