Welcome to our year-end Giving Tuesday Fundraising drive to support the Ecology Center’s grassroots work to protect and restore the amazing natural areas and water sources in our region.
What is Giving Tuesday?
Giving Tuesday is a nationwide campaign to support nonprofit organizations that make their communities better. After Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and “Cyber Monday” comes Giving Tuesday— a day to give thanks, two days of deals, and a day to give back.
How does North State Giving Tuesday work?
This year the Shasta Regional Community Foundation is hosting a 12-hour online giving event to benefit over 60 nonprofits in Shasta and Siskiyou Counties, including Mount Shasta Ecology.
From 6 AM to 6 PM on Tuesday, December 1st, donors can go to the giving portal at www.northstategives.org and donate a minimum of $10 to the Ecology Center and any other local nonprofits you may choose to support.
Your donations will go further thanks to a $75,000 incentive pool that will be shared by all participating nonprofits, based on their proportion of total funds raised. There are also $1500 cash prizes for the nonprofit with the first donation, last donation of the day, most donors, most total funds raised and a random draw. Are you an early riser? Help us win the prize for first donation of the day!
What will Mount Shasta Ecology do with funds raised on North State Giving Tuesday?
Our goal is to raise $20,000 on Giving Tuesday – this is the equivalent of a major grant for us and will allow Mount Shasta Ecology to continue our important work in grassroots campaigns to:
- Save the Medicine Lake Highlands from industrial geothermal development and fracking
- protect Mount Shasta’s natural and cultural treasures through the H.O.M.E. project
- develop appropriate local responses to climate change impacts through our Climate Adaptation program.
Since all funds raised on Giving Tuesday are unrestricted, they can be put to work immediately where most needed, unlike grants which must be used for specific activities and programs. This can allow us to quickly respond to emerging issues and deal with situations as they come up.Giving Tuesday donors will receive an emailed receipt of their tax-deductible donations from the Shasta Regional Community Foundation.
How you can get involved?
Mark your calendars to plan to give on North State Giving Tuesday – Tuesday, December 1st from 6 AM-6 PM, at our North State Giving Tuesday Profile page
Spread the word to your friends, family, and colleagues about this campaign!
Visit our Facebook page for more updates on what we’ve been up to and local environmental issues
On Tuesday, December 1st, share your experience of Giving Tuesday through email and social media to inspire others to support local nonprofits
Please join us on Giving Tuesday and help protect the source—our amazing mountain environment!