HONOR OUR PAST, BUILD OUR FUTURE
For just $20 a month or $250 a year for four years, you can become a part of Hopkinton history! Join 1000 Homes for the Hopkinton Library by pledging $1,000 toward the restoration, renovation and expansion of our most inclusive community asset. With 1000 homes willing to make this gift, together we can raise $1,000,000! But we can’t do it without you. All contributors to the 1000 Homes for Hopkinton Library will be recognized by a plaque hung in the newly renovated and expanded Hopkinton Public Library. Thank you for your consideration and generosity! Together we will build a new library that honors our past, serves our present and builds a stronger future for our community.
THE FIRST HOMES FOR HOPKINTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
In 1893, former Hopkinton resident, John Quincy Adams put forth a challenge:
If the citizens of the town raised $10,000 and built a library within two years, he would give $4,000 toward the cost of the building. In just one day, the town raised half of the money needed to meet his challenge. Dedicated on January 1, 1895 the 1,650 square foot Gothic structure on Main Street was deemed one of the finest public libraries in the state.
Remarkably, with an average gift of a little more than $900, fifteen members of the community collectively funded the entire cost of the library—$14,000—including the construction, the furnishings and even the books.
Today, 120 years later we have the unique opportunity to ensure that Hopkinton Public Library will continue to serve the community for generations to come.
EVERY LITTLE BIT HELPS
If $1,000 seems like too much for your household, please consider this:
• Could you give $5 a week? $5 a week adds up! $20 a month over 4 years equals $1,000!
• Take a look at your library receipt next time you borrow books, movies, CDs, etc., and see how much you saved by using your public library.
WE NEED YOU TO MEET THIS CHALLENGE!
Today, our Library needs the same vision and leadership shown by the original donors to advance from its proud history to a bright future for our community. Click here for the pledge form to become ONE of the 1000 HOMES FOR HOPKINTON LIBRARY!
If you would like to make a pledge payment online, please use the below paypal button and email your pledge form to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Matching Gifts. Please inquire with your Human Resources Department as to whether your employer will match your gift. The following companies have generously matched gifts in support of the Library project:
- AON Foundation
- AT&T Foundation
- Bank of America
- Citizens Charitable Foundation
- GE Foundation
- John Hancock Financial
- Schneider Electric North America
- State Street Foundation
- Verizon Foundation
- Waters Corporation