On #GivingTuesday 2020 help us conserve and preserve the essential wildlife habitat of the San Francisco Bay
#GivingTuesday, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, falling on December 1, 2020 this year, has become a day to support not-for-profit organizations.
We hope you will consider the San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge Complex with a donation to the San Francisco Bay Wildlife Society through PayPal (or you can send a check).
The San Francisco Bay Wildlife Society is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) Friends group, authorized by Congress to support the education, interpretation, and research activities of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Help us in our mission to promote public awareness and appreciation of the San Francisco Bay and its natural history, and to conserve and preserve the remaining bay lands as essential wildlife habitat.
During this holiday season, there are people across the globe celebrating in a variety of ways and on many different days, but what we all have in common are the values these holidays represent: gratitude, compassion, and giving. Although the holiday season might look a little different this year, we can still celebrate these core values that make ourselves, our families, and our communities better.
The San Francisco Bay Wildlife Society is grateful that we have still been able to connect students and families to wildlife (even though we are all at home!), and we feel compassion for those that cannot stay home and are supporting our communities and our health on a daily basis.
Next Tuesday is #GivingTuesday, a day to give back to your local community by giving to organizations that you believe help make your community better. We hope that you consider giving to us, as your gifts will be used to connect with students and families right here in the Bay Area. If you can in these difficult times, help us help the Refuges continue our environmental education and interpretive programs, the San Francisco Bay Wildlife Society will be able to keep working along with many Refuge volunteers to keep our public lands available for you and wildlife.
Online Nature Store
You can show your support by purchasing items from our online Nature Store. Please email Mary Deschene, our Program Administrator, at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a phone call and place an order over the phone. Please allow three (3) weeks for delivery. Access to our inventory is somewhat limited as it is on Refuge property.
Your support of our education, interpretation, and research activities is more important than ever. Any amount you’re willing to donate this #GivingTuesday will be greatly appreciated! Donations may be fully tax-deductible (EIN: 94-3039253).
The San Francisco Bay Wildlife Society works to fund educational events, research and exhibits in cooperation with local, regional and state agencies. With federal cut-backs to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service budget, your funding of our environmental programs is very welcome.
For over 30 years, the San Francisco Bay Wildlife Society has:
- Introduced the refuge to tens of thousands of students of all ages
- Helped fund the Bair Island restoration and Management Plan, restoration work at Antioch Dunes NWR, and uplands restoration at the Environmental Education Center
- Provided weekend staff in Alviso through long-term partnerships with the City of San Jose and the Santa Clara Valley Urban Runoff Pollution Prevention Program
- Provided funding for a new boardwalk at the New Chicago Marsh Trail at the Environmental Education Center
- Funded a new greenhouse
- Provided funds to create a native plant nursery
- And much more
Take a visual tour of our achievements over the years and help us with our mission by donating to the Society.
Are you and your employer looking to give back to your communities and make it a better place to live? Then we have an opportunity for you! The San Francisco Bay Wildlife Society accepts corporate gifts from companies wishing to develop relationships with the local community. If you and your company, or even your friends and family’s companies, are interested in volunteerism, environmental education, and habitat restoration for flood protection, cleaner air and cleaner water, send us the contact information for your company’s community involvement and charitable giving division. It’s a great way for employees to connect their companies with the organizations that they are passionate about. You can also stretch your dollars by having your employer match your contribution to the San Francisco Bay Wildlife Society by participating in the Society’s matching gift program.
In addition, the San Francisco Bay Wildlife Society can arrange presentations for interested companies to learn more about the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge and its programs, invite companies out for a tour, or coordinate volunteer activities at the refuge as part of team building exercises. Please email email@example.com about your company’s programs for community involvement and charitable giving.