GivingTuesdayNWO: Support our circle of giving and caring
For 25 years, Black Swamp Bird Observatory has been delivering the message of the joyfulness of birds and the importance of protecting and conserving habitat. Transforming lives and changing the way people feel about birds...that's the heart and soul of what we do. With the support of caring people like you, we have accomplished great things over the last 25 years, and for that we thank you.
Even as we celebrate the successes of the past, we are moving strongly forward into the next 25 years of our mission, continuing the circle of giving that begins with you.
You give to BSBO. We turn your support into action, giving the gift of an appreciation of birds to the people whose lives we are fortunate to touch. And those people become part of our bird conservation team.
It's an ever-widening circle of joy and caring, and we look to you today...
...in the hope that you'll continue to support your part of our circle.
This year, we set a Giving Tuesday goal of $25,000. It's a lofty goal, but the demand for our education programs is at an all-time high. In order to respond to the need for bird-related programming - and ensure that every program we offer meets the highest standards - we need to broaden and strengthen community partnerships, and grow our trained volunteer education team to help us provide more programming for schools. Achieving these goals requires time and resources.
We're thrilled to share that BSBO members, Irwin and Melinda Simon, have made an incredible Giving Tuesday pledge of $10,000! An anonymous donor added her own generous $10,000 pledge to the Simons', and just like that, we are only $5,000 shy of our Giving Tuesday goal!
BSBO is also participating in Toledo Community Foundation's Giving Tuesday Northwest Ohio program. We'll be eligible for a $500 grant, and entered to win a $5,000 award from TCF and The Toledo Blade.
This a great time to donate, too. Between now and May 12, anyone who donates $25 or more will be entered to win a Swarovski Optics prize package that includes a spotting scope, tripod, and binocular valued at $6,000!
Helping people fall in love with birds is the first step in building support for bird conservation. Please consider supporting BSBO with your Giving Tuesday donation, and help us continue to transform lives through the gift of birds and birding.
You may also send a check to Black Swamp Bird Observatory 13551 W. State Route 2 Oak Harbor, Ohio 43449