Keep Up with Keep Denton Beautiful
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In This Issue                                                                      November 2018
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Oct. 27 was a beautiful day to host KDB's 20th Annual  Community Tree Giveaway! Our board members, volunteers, staff, and participants were in high spirits throughout the event thanks to the gorgeous weather and trees. Thanks to the hundreds of Dentonites who came out and made this year's event a success! 
 
Volunteers from KDB's Citizen Forester program, Denton High School, Embassy Suites, First United Bank, Koan School, Denton Ryan High School Key Club, Shepherd Dog, and TWU Helping Hands helped load nearly 700 trees into participants' cars. KDB volunteers are key to a successful Tree Giveaway, and we could not do it without the help of those groups. Thank you!
  
On the day of the Tree Giveaway, photographers Gabriel Lee and Trejon D'Angelo took some photos that really captured the spirit of the program.  View photos from the giveaway here.
Special thanks to this year's event sponsors!

Gold Level Sponsor:
Silver Level Sponsor:

with additional support from:
 
  
 
Each year, Keep Denton Beautiful, Inc. (KDB) gives grant funds to Denton community groups and schools for environmental efforts. The KDB Board of Directors and staff selected ten groups to receive a total of $4,740 in grant funds. 

We congratulate these groups and can't wait to see the final project results. Thank you for keeping Denton clean, beautiful, and vibrant!

Environmental Education Grant Recipients:
  • Cornerstone Cooperative Preschool (awarded $450)
  • Fred Moore High School (awarded $500)
  • Ginnings Elementary School, Helping Hands (awarded $500)
  • Guyer High School, AP Environmental Science & Green Team (awarded $300)
  • Immaculate Conception Catholic School, Kiwanis Junior Builders Club (awarded $500)
  • Koan School (awarded $500)
Neighborhood Beautification Grants:
  • The Denton Assistance Center, Inc. (Serve Denton) (awarded $900)
  • Good Samaritan Society - Lake Forest Village (awarded $1,000)
These grants were generously underwritten by the following:






To learn more about the  Environmental Education Grant or  Neighborhood Beautification Grant programs, visit  kdb.org
Unique Ways to Give to KDB this Holiday Season Giving
Before hitting the grocery store for all of your Thanksgiving dinner needs, be sure to enroll (or re-enroll) in Kroger Community Rewards! Once you've signed up, you earn $$$ for KDB each time you shop with your Kroger Plus Card. It's so easy and it helps KDB continue to provide your favorite programs and events each year. Last year, KDB received about $100 from Kroger Community Rewards. We can do better this year - help us raise more!  Learn more and sign up now!
Save the Date & Give: Nov. 27, 2018
Giving Tuesday  is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media. Visit KDB's  Facebook Twitter  or  Instagram  on Tuesday, Nov. 27 to donate or share our message. Giving Tuesday signifies the start of the charitable season, and we hope you'll consider donating to KDB during your end-of-year giving. When you support Keep Denton Beautiful with a financial contribution, you make an investment in our community's beauty, health, and quality of life for years to come.  Your community will thank you for it! 
Shopping Online? Support KDB with AmazonSmile
Planning some online shopping this holiday season? Shop via  smile.amazon.com and support KDB!  Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price  of the price to KDB whenever you shop on  AmazonSmile . Select 'Keep Denton Beautiful' as your charity of choice, and Amazon will remember your selection every time you shop.

Thank you for supporting KDB this giving season!
Receive $50 Rebates for up to 5 Trees! rebates
Planting season is nearing its end! Did you know Denton residents can purchase and plant up to five native or adapted trees (from our recommended species list) now and receive rebates back? 

The  Tree Rebate Program - one of six programs offered through the  Denton Tree Initiative - offers a $50 utility bill credit when you plant a  qualifying tree within the Denton city limits between Oct. 1, 2018 and May 1, 2019.  KDB is accepting tree rebate applications through May 15, 2019. 

The Denton Tree Initiative is a campaign from Keep Denton Beautiful, Inc. and the City of Denton designed to increase Denton's tree canopy by offering free trees, forestry education, and tree planting incentives to Denton residents, businesses, neighborhoods, and schools. To learn more about the Denton Tree Initiative, visit www.dentontreeinitiative.com. 

KDB Business Member Spotlightbusiness
Helping us to make a difference in Denton.
This month, we want to thank our long-time partner and KDB Pecan Level Business Member,   Painted Flower Farm.  This local nursery provides discounts to our KDB Members and has showcased their plants at the Denton Redbud Festival for several years. KDB is thankful for such a wonderful partner like Painted Flower Farm! Read more about Painted Flower Farm on the KDB blog. 

To become a KDB Business Member, complete this easy online form.
Save the Date: Great American Cleanup GAC
The 2019  Great American Cleanup (GAC) will take place on Saturday, March 23. Mark your calendar now and make plans to join us for  Denton's largest, longest-running citywide litter cleanup.
 
Last year, KDB celebrated its 30th GAC with more than 2,200 volunteers  and collected more than nine and half TONS of trash and recycling. As always, v olunteers receive cleanup supplies, event T-shirts, and a FREE lunch at our Volunteer Appreciation Party! This flagship event sets the foundation for a clean, beautiful community for the next year - help us make it a great one!
 
Registration opens Monday, Jan. 21 on the KDB websiteBe sure to register by Monday, Mar. 11 to join the fun! For additional questions about volunteering at KDB's Great American Cleanup, email KDB's Program & Volunteer Coordinator, Carly Weld.
Sponsor a KDB Event this Spring!sponsor
Keep Denton Beautiful, Inc. relies on community support to host fabulous, free events that inspire a cleaner, more vibrant Denton. We are currently looking for potential community partners for spring events! Take a look below to see if your business can offer assistance. 

Our current sponsorship needs:
  • Sponsor lunch for our hardworking volunteers at the Great American Cleanup appreciation party.
  • Sponsor volunteer T-shirts at the Great American Cleanup.
  • Sponsor event set up costs associated with the Denton Redbud Festival.
If you would like to learn more about sponsorship opportunities, visit our website or contact Julie Anderson at julie@kdb.org
Who We Are:

Keep Denton Beautiful, Inc. (KDB) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that works with Denton neighborhoods, businesses, and residents of all ages to create a clean and beautiful Denton. Our vision is a clean, beautiful, and vibrant city.

What We Do:
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