Giving Tuesday 2017



#GivingTuesday is a global giving movement that has been built by individuals, families, organizations, businesses and communities in all 50 states and in countries around the world. Millions of people have come together to support and champion the causes they believe in and the communities in which they live.

We have two days for getting deals -  Black Friday and Cyber Monday.  On #GivingTuesday, we have a day for giving back. Together, people are creating a new ritual for our annual calendar.

#GivingTuesday is the opening day of the giving season: a reminder of the "reason for the season." Every act of generosity counts, and each means even more when we give together. #GivingTuesday includes people of all ethnicities, religions and backgrounds. Together, millions of people demonstrate our common capacity to give.

#GivingTuesday is a celebration of America's greatest traditions: generosity, entrepreneurialism, community. Everyone has something to give. You can give time or expertise, monetary donations large or small, or simple acts of kindness.

The mission of Oakland Nature Preserve is to promote an understanding of the fragile balance between mankind and the environment by EDUCATING present and future generations about the natural ecosystems and cultural history of the Lake Apopka Basin, and by RESTORING and CONSERVING the lands within the Preserve. Proceeds from #GivingTuesday will be used to support this important work.