life for a life
covid-19 memorial tree planting
Number of trees planted
The unfortunate impacts of COVID-19 and the raging CA wildfires hit our communities hard in 2020, and continue to do so in the present. To address the climate change that exacerbated these wildfires and remember our community members lost from COVID-19, Greenkeepers dedicated this project to planting one tree for each life, aiming to match the COVID-19 toll of 2,100 in Alameda County (as of January 2023).
For a donation of just $60, you can adopt your own tree! We will provide you with a certificate dedicating the tree to you or a specified recipient, as well as a customizable tree tag and information about the tree itself. If you would like to simply donate, a starting amount of $60, the average cost of a tree, is recommended.
100% of proceeds will go towards buying trees and tools for our project. All donations are tax-deductible.* If the company you work at offers a gift matching program, you can request a company matching of your financial donation which will help us get closer to our fundraising goal.**
With your support, we hope to make our project a reality. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*If you would like reference to our organization's 501(c)3 status, please email us for our EIN number.
**For more information on company matching, please contact your company’s finance advisor or reach out to us if you have any additional questions.
We kicked off our first planting on Saturday, April 3, 2021, followed by additional plantings on April 17 and April 24 at Sabercat Creek Trail to plant a total of 47 trees.
Our volunteers were generously trained by the Urban Forest Friends (UFF), and we were privileged to have a special appearance by the City of Fremont mayor Lily Mei, as well as the chair of the city’s planning commission Benjamin Yee.
On November 20 and 27, we continued collaborating with the UFF, this time to plant 80 additional trees farther inside Sabercat Park— with sponsorships from Microsoft and the Arbor Day Foundation. We again had hundreds of volunteers, this time including Microsoft employees!
After our third day of tree plantings, an interview featuring one of our core members was aired on the news on April 24th. You can check out our home page for additional clips!