Being a good person has never been easy and often requires one to give up bus seats, volunteer at soup kitchens, and build an incubator for orphaned squirrels out of a roommate's bed. Put down beneficent roots with today's Groupon: for $37, you can plant a commemorative tree in Prospect Park through the Prospect Park Alliance (a $75 value).
After years of budget cuts weakened the once-thriving natural environment of Prospect Park, the Prospect Park Alliance banded together to restore and pique public awareness of the park's important community role. Designed by the same hands that shaped Central Park, Prospect Park is home to such cultural cornerstones as the 1912 Carousel, the Lefferts Historic House, and nearly 150 acres of woodlands in the park's ravine, which is Brooklyn's only remaining forest that hasn't been gentrified by witches.
Contribute to the sylvan restoration by planting a sapling in honor of a mom, grandma, or other loved one this Mother's Day or to commemorate a milestone. Due to the large scale of reforestation efforts, the alliance is unable to track the placement and species of each sapling, but the contribution is acknowledged with a special certificate, and givers are welcome to scour the park and unofficially claim the tree that looks, smells, or raps Coolio jams most like them.