This time of year, there are a lot of campaigns out there geared towards our wallets like  #BlackFriday, #SmallBusinessSaturday, and #CyberMonday. But how much have you heard about #GivingTuesday? #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. It is a giving movement that has been built by individuals, families, organizations, businesses and communities in all 50 states and in countries around the world. Millions of people have come together to support the causes they believe in and in the communities in which they live. #GivingTuesday has become a movement that celebrates and supports giving and philanthropy as a way to get involved in your local community.

This #GivingTuesday, consider giving back to the local parks that you love here in Seattle! By making a donation to the Green Seattle Partnership, or any of our supporting partners, you are helping to fund a legacy of healthy forests here in the Emerald City. These forests will provide innumerable ecosystem services to our communities, including improved water and air quality, reduced stormwater runoff and flooding, wildlife habitat, and improved public health.

Seattle Parks Foundation is the Fiscal Sponsor for many of community groups that are leading Green Seattle Partnership restoration work in your neighborhood parks. And on #GivingTuesday, if you give through Seattle Parks Foundation to support any of our participating community partners listed below, there will be an added incentive; any of these groups that receive contributions of any size from at least 15 unique donors will receive an additional $1,000 from the Seattle Parks Foundation’s Community Parks Fund! So make sure that you are one of those unique 15 donors and support these groups working in your favorite neighborhood parks! Just click on the links below for more information on how you can make a donation!

Burke Gilman Trail

Cheasty Trails and Bike Park

DIRTCorps

Friends of Capehart

Friends of Deadhorse Canyon

Friends of Golden Gardens

Lewis Park

Lawton Park

North Beach Park

Roxhill Park

Steissguth Gardens

 

You can find additional Green Seattle Partners listed below that you can donate to this #GivingTuesday. While a more extensive list of our community Partners can be found here online. Feel free to browse through our Partner websites and to make any charitable donations directly online! Your neighbors and the future forests of Seattle thank you for your contributions!

EarthCorps

Forterra

Mountains to Sound Greenway

Nature Consortium

Seward Park Audubon

Tilth Alliance

Washington Native Plant Society

Nicole Marcotte

Green Cities Project Coordinator, Forterra
Nicole comes to us from the Northeast, where she graduated with a degree in Environmental Studies from St. Michael’s College in Vermont. She made the jump to Seattle to serve as a 2014 AmeriCorps member with EarthCorps. After a year of grubbing immense amounts of blackberry, spraying knotweed along the Cedar River, maintaining trails in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness and planting plenty of native species, she realized that her true passions lie in habitat conservation and restoration. This newfound passion led her Forterra, where she helps with Green Seattle community engagement. If she’s not out frolicking through alpine meadows in her free time, you can find her in Washington Park Arboretum where she likes to create botanical-artwork from fallen flowers and foliage.