This year, nonprofit organizations from across the country came together to establish a day for giving back, Giving Tuesday.
With the holiday season becoming more and more associated with deal days like “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday”, #GivingTuesday presents the opportunity for nonprofits worldwide to encourage charitable giving, volunteerism and conscious consumerism. It’s also the perfect day to donate to your favorite nonprofit! We have a day dedicated to giving thanks and two for getting deals…why not have one day to help support our favorite nonprofit organizations?
That’s how the first #GivingTuesday, today Nov. 27, got its start.
So today, we hope you’ll consider helping us achieve our mission to inspire conservation of the world’s aquatic treasures by supporting our Marine Animal Rescue team in any of the following ways:
Every year, thousands of sea turtles, dolphins, whales, seals and manatees become sick or injured, often due to human-related reasons. Our MARP team is responsible for responding to live sea turtle and marine mammal strandings along the nearly 7,000 miles of coastline in Maryland, including the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic coasts. MARP depends on the generosity of volunteers to operate and care for these animals, plus medical equipment, medication, food and other expenses associated with caring for these animals really adds up quickly.
YOU can help us help animals in need!
Where does your donation go?
- Food for a rehab turtles (like our current rescued loggerhead hatchling!)
- Satellite tags for released rescue animals
- Salt water for rehab area
- Enrichment activities and toys
- Medical equipment and supplies
By donating just $25 to MARP, you will also be entered into our Amazing Experiences Sweepstakes!
More comfortable donating much-need items? You can still help MARP by gifting some of the things on their wishlist this year!
- All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV)
- DOT helmets (assorted sizes, new or gently used)
- UHF radio repeater
- USB flash drives
- Fun holiday window decals or water animal decals
- New or gently used kitchen knives
Your contribution makes it possible to continue our important work and will help give threatened and endangered species a second chance at life!
Are you participating in #givingTuesday? If so, tell us how in the comments and on Twitter!