New Project and Partnership with Ames Tools, Inc.
GARDEN TOOLS 4 GARDEN PROJECTS
AMES + NGC = Gardening!
NGC has formed a new partnership with The AMES Companies, Inc.
Founded in 1774, AMES is the largest U.S.A. manufacturer of
gardening tools. Over the coming year, AMES will grant tools up to
a total of $5,000 (retail) for all approved state or club
landscaping projects/programs. The total amount available for all
grants is $5,000. Clubs can apply for portions of the $5,000, as
this amount is available to share. This partnership commences
October 2014 for one year.
To submit a project/program, please click here to fill out the entry form,
or send a summary of the project, indicating the the what, when,
why and where of the event - what the project is; what is the
garden club involvement in the project; why the tools are needed;
what tools are requested; when the project will take place; where
(location) including the address where the tools are to be
If you choose to send a written summary, send by email to:
The AMES Companies, Inc.'s tools can be found on their website:
Additional information about AMES' tools can be found on their
brands' Facebook Pages:
To allow time to approve the project and for The AMES Companies,
Inc. to mail the tools, this information needs to be received a
month before the event.
If your project is approved, photos are to be taken at the event
and a short article written for possible promotion and publicity on
NGC's Website, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, The
National Gardener and Keeping in
Touch publications; plus your own State and Regional
newsletters editors. The chairman of each would need to be
contacted to obtain the guidelines for submission.
The photos and short article summarizing the project are also to
be sent to NGC President
Linda Nelson, AMES Director of Brand Marketing
Karen Richwine, AMES Assistant Brand Manager
Prema William and me,
Elaine Gunderson, as NGC AMES Chairman.
The AMES Tools Project Entry Form is posted on the NGC Website:
www.gardenclub.org. Please go to the Member Section and fill out
the form, save it and then email it directly to me. **Please be
sure to complete model release forms for all people appearing in
photos. There are two forms: one for NGC and one for AMES; both are
required, one form per person. I look forward to receiving
information about your project!
Here are download links for all of the necessary forms and
For more information, contact: Elaine
Pacific Regional Director
NGC AMES Chairman