G I I N G T U E S D A Y
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Returning this year on November 27th, Giving Tuesday started in 2012 encouraging individuals and corporations to donate and/or donate their time to support a favorite charity or non-profit organization. Following Black Friday and Cyber Monday every year, this day of giving is a way to help offset the buying frenzy that these days bring. Start the holiday season off by taking part in Giving Tuesday.
Check out these ideas:
Make a Monetary Donation
Currently many charities and non-profits are struggling so choose one that you care deeply for and donate, a little or a lot, your donation will help. If nature and outdoor education and supporting a grass-roots organization is important, consider donating to an non-profit such as MooseWood Nature Center, established back in 1996. By donating to MooseWood, you will support your year-round nature center, maintain and upgrade natural history exhibits, provide food and tender-care to our live animal exhibits, and help support educational programs to the public and our schools.
You may also consider choosing an item or items from our wish list which includes a link to our Amazon Wish List.
Volunteer Your Time
Not everyone can give monetary donations. Not too worry! Charities and non-profits can be short handed and could use a hand. Many places in the community especially at this time of year can benefit from your help. For instance, MooseWood is in need of volunteers for a variety of needs such as daily animal feeders, hosts during open hours, animal socializing, along with program assistance and presenting. A more detailed list can be found at the Volunteer Opportunities page of our website.
Back of the Closet Goods
Donate doesn’t always mean money or time. You can declutter and clean out those closets and help a charity or community non-profit. Especially at this time of year non-perishable foods are accepted by food pantries – some libraries even accept canned goods to remove your library fines!, and thrift stores will accept clothes you no longer wear. You may even have some items that can be donated to an educational organization like MooseWood: pens and pencils, clip boards, kids books. Perhaps you are a retired teacher, professor or naturalist, you may have some material to donate.
Promote Your Passions
Give awareness about charities and non-profit organizations that you strongly believe in by using social media. Like their social media pages, share their posts, videos and photos with your friends and followers. It’s that easy. You can find MooseWood Nature Center on Facebook. Don’t have a social media account? Than help us spread the word about what you enjoyed about a recent program, event or birthday party and help MooseWood through word-of-mouth.
Please keep the spirit of giving year-round. Give one a go!