November 24, 2017 – After the hustle and bustle of Black Friday line-ups, and the Online mad dash that is Cyber Monday, holiday shoppers, businesses, corporations, individuals and families can make the holidays a little brighter in a different way - Giving Tuesday.
This year, held on Tuesday, November 28, #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration, and kicks off the charitable season, when many people focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.
“#GivingTuesday is the perfect opportunity for people to make a donation that will have a lasting impression on a young person in our community,” said Kawartha Conservation Foundation Chair Julia Taylor.
This year, #GivingTuesday donations will support Kawartha Conservation’s Connecting Kids with Nature program.
A fully-immersive program that introduces children to the wonders of nature in an educational, fun and hands-on experience, the Connecting Kids to Nature program includes single day programming and up to week long summer camps.
The programming offered through Kawartha Conservation allows experienced staff and educators to lead hikes, classes, crafts and games that educate, inform and inspire young people to embrace nature.
Providing this type of hands-on, educational programming isn’t cheap however, and in order to keep the costs down for families, Kawartha Conservation relies on the donations and support of the community to help fund these environmental and nature-based educational experiences.
“The financial support we receive from area businesses, companies, corporations, individuals and families will help support a lasting legacy of educating our young people and teaching them the value of nature and protecting our outdoor spaces,” said Ms. Taylor. “I would encourage all of our community partners, area businesses and families to donate on #GivingTuesday and ask their friends and family to do the same.
“Together we can all make a positive difference in the lives of children and for the future of our planet,” Ms. Taylor continued.
To help support the #GivingTuesday Connecting Kids to Nature program, interested persons can donate Online from the comfort of their home by visiting Kawartha Conservation Foundation online at www.kawarthaconservation.com/foundation and clicking Donate Now, or by calling Kawartha Conservation at 705-328-2271 and making a donation over the phone. Donations can also be made in person at the Kawartha Conservation Administration Building at 277 Kenrei Road in Lindsay, or by mail at 277 Kenrei Road, Lindsay, ON, K9V 4R1.