Giving Tuesday 2017

A Day Of Giving

November 3, 2017

Join us on November 28th from 7a-7p for #GivingTuesday. A perfect day to support your favorite non-profits, like Turpentine Creek, and give back to your communities. #GivingTuesday is the kickoff event of the giving season. It is the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving, following Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday.

So many organizations, including Facebook and The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, are doing their best to make #GivingTuesday the best day to give! On #GivingTuesday Facebook is waving their normal fees for all donations made through Facebook. So, 100% of your donations made on the social media site will come to us! Also, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will be matching up to $2 million of funds raised for US nonprofits through Facebook’s charitable giving tools!

Even if you can’t give as much as you wish you could (we all would love to give a million dollars to our favorite charity, but most of us don’t have that much to give), there are ways you can still help. #MyGivingStory is a contest that is running from now until #GivingTuesdday where supporters can submit their giving story. 20 winners of the #MyGivingStory contest will get between $500 and $10,000 to give to their favorite charity! Click here to submit your #MyGivingStory.

This year we’ve set some big goals that we need your help with! We are in need of some equipment to help us build our bear habitats (and MANY future habitats). These tools will help us build bigger and better habitats for our animals.

We are raising money for:

  1. A Bobcat Trencher Attachment – $5,900
  2. A Bobcat Auger Attachment – $2,500
  3. A Stihl Concrete Saw – $1,000
  4. A Stihl XL Saw – $750
  5. 4 Stihl Professional Weedeaters ($350 each) – $1,400

Each piece of this equipment will make it easier for us to build and maintain larger habitats. As we tackle larger habitat builds we are finding that we need different equipment to help us build them right in a timely manner.

With your help, we can raise the funds to get this equipment and continue working on expanding our refuge. We have over 450 acres of property at and this point we are only using a little over 100. We have a lot of room to grow as it is needed.

We are also planning some online activities on #GivingTuesday. We hope to offer a few contests throughout the day on our Facebook Page to win small prizes. We also plan to give away prizes as we reach each of our individual goals as we progress towards our full goal of $11,550.

Donating isn’t the only way to help support Turpentine Creek on #GivingTuesday. You can also show your support of our #GivingTuesday campaign by adding our Facebook Frame to your Facebook profile picture, share our posts about #GivingTuesday, and talking to your friends about supporting Turpentine Creek on #GivingTuesday. So, visit our Facebook Page from now until #GivingTuesday to donate, participate in activities, and share our mission. With your help, we can reach our goals and put the fun in fundraising!