Signature Landscapes Fires Up Local Charity with a $5,000 Match

February 26, 2014 Steven Fine

Signature Landscapes has stepped up its community commitment with a generous challenge to locals who enjoy the outdoors. The landscaper has donated $5,000 in a dollar-for-dollar donation match for quality-of-life leader, Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful (KTMB). The active community organization is in need of funds to support educational and beautification programs such as Waste Warriors, Adopt-A-Spot, Great Truckee Meadows Community Cleanup and the Annual Litter Index to name a few.


Signature Landscapes has committed to matching every donation contributed to KTMB up to $5,000. “Essentially, what Signature Landscapes has done is give us an opportunity to raise $10,000 when it’s all said and done,” says KTMB Executive Director, Christi Cakiroglu. “That means every donation has double the impact – just $5 instantly turns into $10 and so on, and that is really exciting,” exclaimed Cakiroglu.


Contributions have become more difficult to come by in this local economic climate, said Cakiroglu. For a non-government agency operating solely on the charity of the community, this matching plan will give our programs a much needed lift. “And we recently launched a feature where donations can be made right on the web site. It’s safe and takes about a minute.” Cakiroglu says.


Marketing Manager for Signature Landscapes, Steve Fine, is excited to partner with the non-profit. “We really hope the residents of the Truckee Meadows can rise to the challenge and take full advantage of this match,” says Fine. “KTMB is so dedicated to maintaining our high-quality of living – both in the outdoors and in our neighborhoods – it ties in perfectly with our objective of keeping your landscape beautiful. We’re so excited we’re already in talks to match funds next year too.”


For twenty years now, our community has benefitted from a number of long-running volunteer and service programs - many of which you probably didn’t know were run by KTMB. Take recycling for example. Have you ever recycled your old phone book at local drop-off locations? They have recycled more than 100 tons of these old books this year. What about your Christmas tree after the holiday? You and your neighbors were able to recycle 11,000 these trees just last year thanks to this organization. And the chips help year-round in park, river and open space projects to prevent weeds, erosion and promote beautification.