Our Gift to You This Giving Tuesday
Today is Giving Tuesday, a day that has become synonymous with Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday, and serves as a pillar for global generosity as nonprofits everywhere kick off the holiday season. At Groundwork Southcoast (GWSC), we know your inbox is probably inundated with donation requests today. This Giving Tuesday, we’re giving back to you by highlighting 3 ways that you shape our community by supporting GWSC.
Climate Resilience on Your Block: Many of us want climate solutions, but it can be daunting to know where to begin. The answer? Proven, grassroots climate mitigation techniques implemented right on your block. With initiatives like natural climate solutions (tree planting, stewarding native species, waterfront restoration, & more) sustained by youth who live in our communities, together we build a more climate-resilient south coast Massachusetts.
“Walking” the Environmental Justice “Walk:” While many organizations value environmental justice (EJ) and equity, at GWSC, EJ is the central issue we work to address. By focusing on regions most impacted by the negative effects of climate change, centering BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color), and providing leadership and workforce development opportunities to local youth, we’re not only valuing environmental justice: together we roll up our sleeves and do the work.
Food Access Where it Matters Most: GWSC’s community gardens have roots beyond the topsoil: accessible community garden plots increase food access at a time when food insecurity is at an all-time high and foster connection within our community. What’s more, our community gardens are also an effective avenue for heat mitigation: our studies have shown that populated community garden beds can reduce warm weather surface temperatures by over 40°F. Talk about a win-win!
Today, we celebrate YOU – the contributions of our supporters who make this work happen: you spread the word, you engage with us on social media, and you donate your time and/or resources to power our mission. However you support our work, we are grateful for you this holiday season and beyond.
Limited Time Dollar-for-Dollar Gift Match Opportunity
If you are in a position to give, we have an exciting, limited-time opportunity to make your hard-earned dollars go even further. The first $10,000 donated to GWSC from now (11/28) until December 22nd will be matched, dollar-for-dollar, at no additional cost to you, thanks to matching funds offered by our friends at the Lenny Zakim Fund (LZF). So, if you give $25, that will turn into $50, $100 turns into $200 (and so on) to power our environmental justice, climate resilience, community outreach, and food access work. Be sure to make your donation today so your gift is matched, because these matching funds can run out.