Help us with our mission to support parks, recreation and programs in Valdese.
Friends of the Valdese Rec, Inc is a 501c3.
- Form to Mail with Check
- Paypal Link
- Donate button on our Facebook Page – we are charged no fees
- Stock Donation
Choose what your donation does
Dog Park – The dog park – located at Valdese Lakeside Park – will be as big as donations allow. We are targeting a 2 acre dog park with amenities like a shaded picnic shelter and dog obstacles. The J Alex and Vivian G. Mull Foundation Charitable Fund awarded FVR a grant for fencing — if we raised $5000 from the community. For extra motivation, Farris Insurance Agency matched community donations up to $5000.
Suspension Bridge – At Valdese Lakeside Park, current donations will help fund a 150 foot suspension bridge across McGalliard Creek to complete the 2-mile greenway connecting McGalliard Falls Park and Valdese Lakeside Park. Extra funds will provide enhanced park amenities.
General Fund – This fund enables us to offer fun stuff (Picnic at VLP, Fun at the Falls, Conservation Kids), Educational Programs (Tech Sessions, Living Wills) and projects (trees at Splash Park, scorer’s tables at Fletcher Field). List of what we did last year.
Join – Joining is a type of donation, too. Membership dues pay boring stuff like insurance, PO box rental and stamps. But this is critical to help keep the organization running so we can fulfill our mission.
Other ways to donate
Matching Gifts Through Your Employer – FVR is recognized by Corning, Duke Energy and Google for matching gifts and volunteer hours
Leave a Bequest – A bequest is a gift made to charity in your will or trust. Below is some basic bequest language to assist you and your attorney.
I hereby, give, devise and bequeath $_______ or _____% of the remainder of my estate to Friends of the Valdese Rec, Inc. , a non-profit organization located in Valdese, NC, Federal Tax ID #47-3614341, to be used for its general purposes.
Memorial – If you choose to list FVR as a charity to memorialize someone, we will send a thank you letter to each donor acknowledging their gift and send a list of donors to the family. Or, if FVR is your charity of choice for a memorial donation, we will notify the family.
Stocks – Our brokerage account is with First Citizens Investor Services. Contact us for more information.
Shop at SwimOutlet for Valdese Torpedo Swim Team – 8% of all purchases made thought the starting link go to the team. Valdese Torpedo Swim Team is a kid’s summer league led by the Valdese Recreation Department. Signups usually start in April and practice in late May.
Grants will also be applied for to help pay for the park and programs. If you know of grants not on this list, let us know. Showing the community supports the park via donations is helpful in the grant application process.
Friends of the Valdese Rec
PO Box 994
Valdese, NC 28690-0994
Financial information about FVR and a copy of our license are available from the Charitable Solicitation Licensing Section at 888-830-4989. The license is not an endorsement by the State.