Starting in July 2013, we are stepping up our efforts to raise funds for the recreational path between Needham Junction and the Charles River. Though we have unanimous support from Needham Town officials, our goal is to fund as much of the project as possible with private donations and grants.
Details on the project costs are provided at Funding the Trail. But the bottom line is that we are looking to raise $880,000 to complete the 8,800 linear feet of the trail.
We are looking to get support from individuals, families, neighborhoods, businesses, merchants and more. To enable this support, we are offering sponsorship of each segment of the trail, one foot at a time. We’re hoping you’ll consider sponsoring one of the following units:
- $100 for a foot
- $250 for a stride (an average person’s stride is allegedly 2 1/2 feet)
- $500 for a bicycle length
- $1,000 for a bicycle built for two
We will carefully record and proudly publicize each donation, and track the progress by filling in the distance on our Needham Rail Trail Fundraising Map.
To sponsor a foor, a stride or a bike length, please use the Donate button in the right sidebar. We will automatically assign the next segment – say, foot #723 – to your donation.
And feel free to get creative with other units. We’ll even record inches ($8/each), but would be grateful for large units, such as:
- Cubit (18 inches): $150
- Smoot (5′ 7″): $558
- Rod (5 1/2 yards): $1,650
- Furlong (1/8 mile): $66,000
Thanks for your support!