#GivingTuesday follows Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and it’s the official kick-off to the charitable season! With that being said, Trees Indiana would like to ask you to keep us in mind if you’re considering giving back this holiday season. Our fundraising goal is $3,000.
Why should you donate to Trees Indiana?
We are currently working on creating and developing curriculum materials and a training program for teachers in the surrounding areas, and your donations would directly aid this effort. The goal of these materials and training program is to get students back outside connecting with and learning from nature. This is vital. The sooner we get the children in our communities connecting with nature, the better the chances are of them being good stewards of our environment later in life.
Growing evidence shows a disconnect from nature has serious long-term consequences when it comes to health. Trees Indiana is the only organization in the state that focuses exclusively on educating our youth about urban forestry. The organization’s principles are simple:
Youth are more likely to become effective advocates for the environment if the outdoors has demonstrated value for them.
Healthy, working forests are vital for livable communities.
Through various methods, Trees Indiana provides effective hands-on programs to help children and students build awareness, develop responsibility, and cultivate leadership. When you donate to us, you’re contributing to a brighter future!
With the above in mind, on #GivingTuesday, Facebook and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will be matching up to $2 million of funds raised on Facebook for nonprofits, and Facebook is waving all fees for donations made on #GivingTuesday. Overall, we hope you will consider donating to Trees Indiana’s mission this holiday season.