The Issue: Broken, Drafty Windows at Community Center
The Elizabeth Peabody House supports families in the Somerville community with early-childhood education and youth programs. Its 111-year-old main building, which has housed the organization's preschool, afterschool programs, and food pantry for more than 30 years, originally featured beautiful stained-glass windows when it served as the Broadway Methodist Episcopal Church of Somerville. Now, many of the panes are cracked or missing, making the environment drafty and unwelcoming.
With the installment of 10 environmentally friendly double-paned thermal windows, The Elizabeth Peabody House could preserve the building's aesthetic beauty, teach children about conserving energy, and ultimately save approximately $13,560.
The Campaign: Install Double-Paned Thermal Windows
If this Grassroots campaign raises $620, then New Generation Energy can fund the installation of one environmentally friendly double-paned thermal window at The Elizabeth Peabody House. Each additional $620 raised will be used to provide the building with another thermal-window installation.
To celebrate the launch of Groupon Grassroots, Groupon will provide a $1,000 kickoff grant to this campaign.
New Generation Energy
New Generation Energy strives to make communities nationwide healthier and more sustainable by funding energy-efficiency projects for other nonprofits. Because these nonprofits—including schools, shelters, libraries, and community centers—must focus efforts on their particular missions, resources for energy-efficiency projects are scarce. New Generation Energy hosts online donation events, provides matching funds, and offers marketing support to help partnering organizations fund their green projects and achieve goals.