Donate to The Friends

When you become a member of The Friends of Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation with a $15 gift, you demonstrate your commitment to improving your community.  A memorial gift is a wonderful and enduring way to help the community.  A legacy gift is another way to sustain your favorite project(s).

Corporate annual membership is only $100.

You may donate online by credit card through PayPal, or by mailing a check and enclosing the information form  to tell us where to direct your contribution.

At the buttons below, donate securely ONLINE through PayPal
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Please note that each donation requires a separate login to PayPal.


Get a Friends individual membership for a $15 donation –

A Student can join for a $5 donation –

A Household / Family membership is available for a $25 donation –

Get a Friends business membership for a $100 donation –

All donations qualify for The Friends Giving Levels:

Joe Herzenberg Society
Green Circle
Magnolia Club
Dogwood Club
Red Oak Club


Donate to support the efforts of Grow to Life, as they distribute food and supplies to those in need in the community (including their distribution at Homestead Park!)

Donate to the program, Chapel Hill Trees, a partnership between the Town, the Friends, the NC Botanical Gardens, to support a continual project to plant a variety of native trees throughout Chapel Hill.

Donate to a new Totally Inclusive Playground, suitable for any child –

Donate to Pickleball to support programming & development for the sport of Pickleball! –

Donate to Chapel Hill Adopt-a-Trail to support forest restoration program removing invasive plants along our greenways, and planting native species. –

Donate to New Benches for Morgan Creek Trail, Merritts Pasture, Bolin Creek Trail –

Donate for Construction for New Volleyball Courts

Donate to our ongoing Backpack Program to provide lower-income school children with new book bags and supplies. –

Make a general, unspecified donation to the Friends –

Donations for the Veteran’s Memorial are now being handled through Orange County’s non-profit organization. To donate visit:

The late Joe Herzenberg is our biggest donor to date. His legacy is the Bolin Creek Trail.
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The Friends typically receives about $25,000 a year. We would like to double that amount. Remember, your support is fully tax deductible. Our federal tax identification number is 56-1683211.