(MAMMOTH CAVE, Ky. – November 25, 2015) While you are holiday shopping, please remember the Friends of Mammoth Cave National Park.
“In the coming weeks, there are several opportunities for holiday shoppers to support the Friends,” said Helen Siewers, executive director of the Friends of Mammoth Cave National Park. “There are four easy ways that you can contribute.”
Smile.Amazon.com is a charitable program that contributes 0.5% of every eligible Amazon purchase to the organization of your choice, when you shop at smile.amazon.com. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know with the added benefit of supporting charitable organizations. Register now at smile.amazon.com so you can be prepared for cyber shopping on Cyber-Monday.
Shopify! Go to friendsofmammothcave.myshopify.com, the online store for Friends merchandise. Find t-shirts and hats featuring the Friends’ logo, moderately priced and perfect for your friends and family.
#Giving Tuesday is a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 1, 2015, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give. The Friends’ featured project on #GivingTuesday is the Ticket to Ride program at Mammoth Cave. Each school bus trip costs an average of $250 – could you challenge your friends to help sponsor a bus trip? Our goal is to raise $2,000, enough for 8 bus trips from area schools. Watch for updates and donor recognition on Facebook at #MammothFriends.
Gift memberships are available at several giving levels, from $25 to $2,016. Choose what is right for you. One family from Maryland has made an annual memorial gift since the Friends were founded. Send your check to Friends of Mammoth Cave, P.O. Box 2 Mammoth Cave, KY 42259; or join via PayPal, at www.friendsofmammoth.org/membership.php.
“Remember to set up your amazon.smile account before Cyber-Monday, so that all your Amazon purchases can benefit the Friends,” added Siewers.
The Friends focus on three main thrusts: education, recreation, and conservation. In the past year, the Friends have funded buses (for 650 students), cosponsored events, garnered crowd funding donations, and written several successful grants.
The Friends of Mammoth Cave National Park, Inc. is a 501(c)3 organization. All donations are tax deductible.
For more information, visit the Friends’ website at www.Friendsofmammoth.org, or on Facebook at #MammothFriends, or call 270-758-2152.