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We are building a teaching kitchen to support the FoodPrints program at Watkins Elementary, a public  school in SE Washington, DC.
We are building a teaching kitchen to support the FoodPrints program at Watkins Elementary, a public school in SE Washington, DC.
470 backers pledged $60,409 to help bring this project to life.

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Thank You From Our Students

I had so much fun going to our classrooms to announce the good news.  Thank you much for making this dream come true!

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We Did It!!!!!

Thanks to over 470 people who pledged their support to build our FoodPrints teaching kitchen at Watkins Elementary School. We have received pledges from as far away as Australia and all throughout the USA, mostly in the greater metro DC area where we have had a lot of special friends who pledged support. Thanks to the families at Watkins who made gifts and to all the friends of FRESHFARM Markets for your support. And very special thanks to many of your who helped us over the last two days with blogs, tweets, emails, calls and special appeals for this campaign. We will thank all of you individually but for today, BIG THANKS, WE MADE THE $60,000 GOAL!

 Then, tomorrow, we will begin talking about next steps—followup, meeting with DCPS folks, etc…..amazing!!!!

Hugs to all of you!

Even more!

Their pledge was just increased to $7500!  Please support our kitchen by working with ThinkFood Group to get us the rest of the way.  Continue to use twitter and facebook this afternoon to get the word out.  We can do it!!

Jose Andres, Rob Wilder and ThinkFood Group are supporting us!

Jose Andres, Rob Wilder and the ThinkFood Group have just pledged $5000 towards our kitchen.  They have also tweeted to their 31,000 followers asking for each person to donate $10 each.  Thank you so much for this support!!!  We are confident now that with continued updates and outreach this afternoon we can achieve our goal.  Please help us get the word out that we have these wonderful new backers and that we only have $13,000 left to raise!

If they can do it, you can do it!  Thank you!

The carrots were delicious!

This afternoon our harvesters got to eat the fruits of their labor.  Again, the pictures tell the story better than words.

We have only 4 hours to go.  If you know anyone who might be able to make a large donation, please contact them.  We can still make our goal!!  So many of you have doubled your donation today and we have so many new pledges.  Thank you, thank you, thank you for your support.

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