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© Lora Denis
The things we buy on Black Friday and Cyber Monday come and go, but nature is forever.
That’s why this year we are devoting our Giving Tuesday cause to protecting Ontario’s wild spaces.
Similar to how stores and consumers participate in the chaos that is Black Friday, charities and the giving community come together for a global day of giving on Giving Tuesday.
This is the fourth year that we have participated in Giving Tuesday. Thanks to you, and our sponsor Ontario Power Generation, Giving Tuesday has allowed us to make a significant impact for nature in Ontario. In the past three years we have raised nearly $73,000!
Those funds have had direct, on-the-ground impact for nature. Some of the things we have been able to accomplish include:
This year, we are devoting our Giving Tuesday cause to protect the places we all love. Ontario Power Generation will match every dollar you give, up to $15,000.
Protected places provide safe havens for wildlife, increase our resilience to climate change, benefit and diversify our local economies, and much more. That’s why we are pushing the government to meet their international commitment to protect at least 17 percent of our lands and inland waters by 2020. All of the funds raised this Giving Tuesday will contribute to reaching that goal.
So this year, please consider sharing some of your savings from Black Friday to help nature in Ontario. Together, we can protect the places we love for generations to come.
I received your request for a donation this week – for the first time. I have lived in Ontario since 1963 and
I don’t understand why I have not heard about your organization before now. I read widely and listen to and watch many CBC and CTV programs. I also subscribe to Canadian Geographic magazine which has published articles about wildlife and their habitat plus vegetation.
I understand that Ontario Nature is a non-profit organization. Do you work with volunteers? How many?
How many staff members does the organization have? How widespread across the province are your staff? How many offices do you have? If you have a large staff, do you have an organizational chart? If so, I would be very interested in seeing it.
With what other organizations are you associated or have working relationships for special projects?
I am considering a substantial donation so will be very interested in your response.
Gayle Mitchell Shantz
Thank you for your interest in Ontario Nature and our work. One of our staff members will be emailing you shortly to answer your questions below.