Hamilton Urban Garden System (HUGS)

Name of Non-Profit Organization * Hamilton Urban Garden Systems (HUGS)
Today’s Date: * Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Organization’s website http://www.hamiltonurbangardens.org
EIN / 501(C)(3)Number * 45-4719047
What year did your organization receive it’s non-profit status? * 2012
Address * 332 Dayton Street 545 S. Front Street (physical site of the garden)
Hamilton , Ohio 45011
United States
County * Butler
Your Name * Michelle Merrett
Your Title * Board chair
Your email address * Michelle@hamiltonurbangardens.org
Your Phone Number (513) 341-5605
Executive Director’s Name * Alfred Hall, Acting Director
Executive Director’s email address * Alfred@hamiltonurbangardens.org
What is the mission of your organization? Our mission at HUGS is to design, create and implement a year round sustainable local food system in Hamilton and beyond.

We are a group of individuals looking to make an impact in our community, which is most effectively achieved when we collaborate with others to make things happen. HUGS is run entirely by volunteers ready to jump in, roll up our sleeves, and make a difference! Are you ready to join in our mission to encourage healthier habits, help to lessen our environmental impact and create an all-around better Hamilton?! Gardening experience is helpful but not a requirement.

Which social causes (up to 3 choices) does your agency address through its programming? * ·       (5) Education

·       (8) Health

·       (9) Hunger

Any comments about your selections you would like to share with the student philanthropists? Our main focus is on stamping out hunger through education and providing nutritional, healthy food to residents. What we do also positively impacts our environment.
Does your organization have volunteer opportunities available for students? * Yes, Grades 6 – 12
List possible volunteer opportunities -or- a link to where they can be found on the web. Volunteers are needed in various capacities, like weeding, planting, watering plants, harvesting plants, cutting grass, working with youth, helping with special events, and making our garden a clean safe space for all to enjoy!
Volunteer coordinator Michelle Merrett
Volunteer coordinator’s email address Michelle@hamiltonurbangardens.org
Volunteer coordinator’s phone number (513) 341-5605