Join the Mat-Su Trails and Parks Foundation in celebrating generosity and unity with #GivingTuesdayNow, on May 5th, 2020.
#GivingTuesdayNow is an opportunity for people around the world to stand together and use their individual power of generosity to remain connected and heal. There are a variety of ways you can show support during #GivingTuesdayNow. Whether it’s helping a neighbor, advocating for an issue, sharing a skill, or giving to causes, every act of generosity counts! #GivingTuesdayNow emphasizes opportunities to give back to communities and causes in safe ways that allow for social connection and kindness even while practicing physical distancing.
We all have gifts to give, and with social media, online giving, delivery, mail, and phones, there are limitless ways to use your generosity to support others!
5 Ways to Give!
Show Your Support!
Show support for your neighbors, community, and our essential workers by displaying hearts in your windows or creating a sign to cheer them up! You can also paint rocks with happy messages to line your yard or use sidewalk chalk on your walkway! Can’t get outside? Share your gratitude on social media! Our healthcare workers, service providers, and essential workers are making sure we still have the services we rely on, even at risk to their own health. Let’s join together in showing gratitude!
Find a safe way to help within your community or volunteer virtually. Check in on neighbors who might be alone or isolated. Support meals for children. Find a community drive or coordinated event to join others in your area with giving back. Donate excess non-perishables to a local food bank. Give your voice to raise awareness. Extend your talents or expertise to a non-profit. Connect by phone with seniors and others that might be isolated. Pick up trash in your neighborhood or local park.
Donate on Giving Tuesday!
Your donation means a lot to us! As a small non-profit, we depend on the generosity and support of our community. This #GivingTuesdayNow the Mat-Su Trails and Parks Foundation is hoping to raise $5,000 in donations to support our vision of a wild, accessible, and world-class trails and parks system in the Mat-Su. Whether you’re training for a race, introducing a child to the outdoors, or just enjoy spending time on the trails, the Mat-Su Trails and Parks Foundation works to meet the needs of all trail and park users. Your donation supports the development and maintenance of new trails and parks in Mat-Su!
Become a Monthly Donor!
Have you donated to us in the past? Consider becoming a recurring monthly donor, and encourage your friends and family to do the same! With a monthly donation of $5, $10, or $25, you will be a sustaining contributor to the development and maintenance of the trails and parks that matter to you!
You can support our mission by following us on Facebook and joining our email contact list. You will stay clued in to what’s happening with Trails and Parks in the Mat-Su Valley and Alaska. We’ll keep you informed on how to help, as well as ways to enjoy our public trails and parks!
24-Hours of Gratitude!
On Tuesday, May 5th, the Mat-Su Trails and Parks Foundation will be participating in a 24-hour Grateful-Thon on Facebook. We will share one thing we are grateful for every hour for 24-hours.
We want to spread positivity and say thanks to our community. We encourage you to share what you are grateful for, and challenge family, friends, and neighbors to do the same!
EASIEST WAY TO DONATE For Alaskans
While applying for their PFD online, Alaskans can choose to Pick.Click.Give. in increments of $25. All donations are tax deductible and donors will receive tax documentation from the State once their donations have been processed. Permanent Fund Dividend applications are available from January 1 to March 31, though Alaskans may choose to add or adjust their pledges online through August 31.
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Grants and Event Sponsorships
The Mat-Su Trails & Parks Foundation partners with organizations and local governments on projects and efforts that expand and enhance the valley’s network of trails and parks. Find out how we can help fund your next trail, park, or recreation project!