Downtown Garden Club of Savannah donates to Tiny House Project
The Downtown Garden Club of Savannah donated $19,800 to the Chatham-Savannah Authority for the homeless to go toward their Tiny House Project.
The club presented the donation to Executive Director of the authority Cindy Kelley earlier this week at their April meeting.
The money donated will be used to fund up to eight "tiny houses" and provide landscaping and beautification once those homes are built, according to a news release.
The funds were raised earlier this year at the garden club's fundraiser, "Herbilicious," as well as a silent auction and raffle.
The leaders of the club, President Caroly Neely and Fundraising Chair Karen Washburn, decided they wanted to take a "different and more meaningful" approach to their special projects for the year. They chose Tiny Houses as this year's fundraising beneficiary since they felt there was an urgent need in the community for affordable housing.
The Downtown Garden Club has also been working with the Park Place Outreach, helping "spruce up" their yard and garden, and planting vegetables.