Dear Tiled Steps Friends and Family,

For those of you who haven't been to our website recently, here is the central part of the stairway, which artists Colette and Aileen, and many volunteers, finished late last year. These panels were also on display at our end-of-the-year December party.

But now, it's Spring, cherry blossoms are blooming, Chinese New Year firecrackers are bursting, the artists are working on the "ocean" part of the stairway, and we're raising final funds for installation.

As many of you know, we were hoping to raise the final funds from a large grant which unfortunately will not be funded. We have come this far and we will complete the project we have all been working on!

We need to raise $20,000 - the equivalent of about 20 business tiles, or 70 large individual tiles. Now is the time to reserve your tile, and remember, it's 100% tax deductible! To sponsor a tile, call 415-681-4502. And if you have suggestions as to additional ways to reach the goal, don't hesitate to let us know.

If we can raise these funds by March, we'll be installing in May. So please, give what you can... and you'll be walking up the completed stairway later this spring.

Thanks and best regards,

Jessie Audette
The 16th Avenue Tiled Steps Project