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 the program, 200 Trees for 200 Years, to add to Chapel Hill’s tree canopy!

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.