Mulch Madness

Bags of mulch stacked

Washington-Lee Crew is a historic rowing program with a long tradition of success on the water. W-L Crew was one of the founding high school crew programs in the Washington DC area and has contributed to the development of many of the other robust high school programs in the area. W-L Crew also has a record of academic excellence, with rowers going on to row at top collegiate programs.

Fundraising provides money to buy shells (boats), oars, motorboats and other necessary equipment to help Washington-Lee Crew remain competitive. In addition, the Washington-Lee Crew Boosters provide financial aid, as needed, so all students have the opportunity to participate.

The goal of our mulch fundraiser is to raise that money, while providing a high quality mulch product to our supporters. It is major undertaking involving hundreds of volunteer hours over an entire weekend.

By buying mulch from W-L Crew Boosters you are supporting a truly great and historic Arlington tradition. Of course, there are also practical considerations for buying Washington-Lee Crew mulch. You will:

  • Receive a 40% tax deduction for your purchase; donations are 100% tax-deductible
  • Get high quality shredded hardwood mulch (harvested in West Virginia) delivered to your home
  • Eliminate the need to travel to a big-box store or nursery for mulch
  • Spare yourself the time and trouble of lugging heavy bags of mulch
  • Avoid making a mulch mess in your own vehicle

An order form is included below. Please return it with your check no later than February 24 via your neighborhood rower or by mail to the address on the form. If you have a rower your purchased from in the past, or know of one in your neighborhood, and want to support their fundraising goals, please ensure to include their name on the order form!

2017 Mulch Order Form

Order Online

Additionally, beginning this year you can also order online! You can go to the following link to place you order from your phone or computer, with the additional option to pay via credit card, and save the need for mailing your payment. Please click on and place your order or provide your donation now! When you do, you will have the option of choosing your rower to support in their fundraising goals.

Please act today – Our success on the water depends on your support!

Volunteer for March 4th

Sign up to assist with Mulch Delivery Day:

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