You can create a simple Gift Catalog for your community. The Gift Catalog can be a simple one page flyer. You simply provide a way for a citizen who wishes to give a gift to the public a way to send money or real estate to the Village Clerk.
The following is sample language for your own community gift catalog. Adjust the gifts to fit your community and add your own logo and graphics. Please feel free to use it.
Citizens can give gifts for public improvements for the people of their community. The gifts will enhance the community while providing a way for citizens to memorialize a loved one. The following are some possible gifts and estimated costs.
Trees $ 350
Park Benches $ 500
Landscaping, Evergreens, Flowers, Trees $ 750
Ornamental Lighting $ 2,500
Sculpture and Outdoor Art $ 20,000
Jogging, Bike and Nature Trails $ 100,000
City Hall Park Improvements with small fountain $ 900,000
Streetscape & Beautification $ 2,000,000
Swimming Lagoon Pool / Skating Rink $ 3,000,000
Farm $ 5,000,000
The Village Manager of Beecher, Illinois just advised me that a citizen gave the Village $50,000 for a Veterans Memorial. The Village used that gift as the match for another State $50,000. Nice to see the Gift Catalog work.