Monday, May 5, 2014

"Give Big" Tomorrow To Friends of Yesler Swamp And Many Other Non-Profits

Tomorrow is the annual "Give Big Day" - a day for online charitable giving to over 1600 nonprofit organizations in the region.
Each donation up to $5,000 per donor, per organization, made to the
1,600 nonprofit organizations profiled on The Seattle Foundation's website between midnight and midnight Pacific Time tomorrow will receive a prorated portion of The Seattle Foundation's matching funds, or "stretch pool." The amount of the "stretch" depends on how much is raised in total donations on GiveBIG day. As long as you have access to the web and a credit card, you can participate!

Friends of Yesler Swamp, a group of volunteers who maintains the Swamp, is encouraging donations to their current projects of building the Yesler Swamp Trail and restoring the Swamp.  Yesler Swamp, located in Laurelhurst, is bordered by NE 41st Street and Surber Drive. 
Here is their information:
Construction of the raised boardwalk is under way! Washington Conservation Corps members are hard at work, the engineers are checking the placement of the pin piles in the wetland environment, and we hope to celebrate the first stage of finished construction by September 2014!
Thanks to the terrific partnership between Friends of Yesler Swamp, the UW-Restoration Ecology Network, and the UW Community Engagement Project, the restoration of Yesler Swamp is about 80% complete. Now we begin the hard work of maintaining and monitoring the restoration areas! 
Your contributions will go a long way because Seattle Foundation will "stretch" all donations up to $5,000 per donor.
For more information on making a donation go here.

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