Giving Tuesday is a global movement for giving and volunteering, taking place each year on the first Tuesday of December. This year, the FTCCIS decided to participate for the first time in Giving Tuesday and benefited from the organizational structure of Canada Helps. We were overjoyed with the generosity and response from the Cortes community, near and far. Our fundraising goal was $2000, and we exceeded our goal by several hundred dollars!! How amazing and confirming that is.
The following letter of thanks & appreciation was posted on Tideline, the Cortes Island on-line community forum, by director Eric Hargraves.
“The Forest Trust for the Children of Cortes Island Society would like to extend our sincere thanks to all of you who participated in #GivingTuesday. Because of your generosity, we met our goal – we raised $2,020 in just one day – that’s right, $2,020 for 2020!
These funds makes our vision possible – to nurture relationships between children and nature and to inspire advocacy for the natural world.
One of our donors phrased it beautifully in a comment:
“The children’s trust is truly worth supporting. Over the years I have seen many volunteers offering their expertise and many children who have learned about the wonders of this little piece of Cortes. I remain hopeful that your goal will be achieved. Thank you so much for continuing to educate us all on the importance of forests.”
If you’d like to share our vision with others, share our homepage or our Facebook page.
If you didn’t have a chance to donate, you can still give here.
As always, we thank you – our community – for your continuing support and generosity. And we wish you a Happy Holiday season!
With sincere gratitude,
Eric Hargrave on behalf of the FTCCIS Board