Comcast Cares Day

#ComcastCaresDay

 

Where: AEP Foundation Nature Explore Classroom, 15011 Coldwater Road, Cedar Canyon Elementary

When: April 21st – 8:00 am – 12:30 pm (may register up to 9:00 am)

 

Grab your friends and family and come out to Comcast Cares Day! This event, started in 2001 by Comcast and participated in around the world, brings people together to give back to their respective communities. This year, Trees Indiana is excited to announce that our AEP Foundation Nature Explore Classroom will host a #ComcastCaresDay spring clean-up event in Fort Wayne.

 

Volunteering for this event has always been rewarding for those in the past who have participated—growing and communicating with other members of the community makes lasting memories. Families have a chance not only to give back to their community in a green and sustaining way, but the event promises a great space for families to simply enjoy nature together. Budding trees and freshly sprouted spring wildflowers of the Classroom are not to be missed!

 

At this year’s #ComcastCaresDay, volunteers can help spruce up the Nature Explore Classroom through planting trees, renewing mulch, pulling weeds, raking, and maintenance of activity areas. The Classroom provides needed environmental education to children in the Fort Wayne area while serving as a fun and exciting play area for them as well. So, by volunteering at this event, you can ensure this impacting legacy of the Classroom will continue to provide a clean and lasting natural space for the children of Fort Wayne. 

 

To volunteer for the event you can register online at https://www.comcastinthecommunity.com/Volunteer/Register?projectID=10289 or simply show up the day of the event. 

 

Sarah Senseny

#GivingTuesday

A Global Giving Movement

#GivingTuesday November 28, 2017

#GivingTuesday follows Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and it’s the official kick-off to the charitable season! With that being said, Trees Indiana would like to ask you to keep us in mind if you’re considering giving back this holiday season. Our fundraising goal is $3,000.

Why should you donate to Trees Indiana?

We are currently working on creating and developing curriculum materials and a training program for teachers in the surrounding areas, and your donations would directly aid this effort. The goal of these materials and training program is to get students back outside connecting with and learning from nature. This is vital. The sooner we get the children in our communities connecting with nature, the better the chances are of them being good stewards of our environment later in life.

Growing evidence shows a disconnect from nature has serious long-term consequences when it comes to health. Trees Indiana is the only organization in the state that focuses exclusively on educating our youth about urban forestry. The organization’s principles are simple:

  • Youth are more likely to become effective advocates for the environment if the outdoors has demonstrated value for them.

  • Healthy, working forests are vital for livable communities.

Through various methods, Trees Indiana provides effective hands-on programs to help children and students build awareness, develop responsibility, and cultivate leadership. When you donate to us, you’re contributing to a brighter future!

With the above in mind, on #GivingTuesday, Facebook and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will be matching up to $2 million of funds raised on Facebook for nonprofits, and Facebook is waving all fees for donations made on #GivingTuesday. Overall, we hope you will consider donating to Trees Indiana’s mission this holiday season.

To Donate:  http://treesindiana.org/how-you-can-help/donate-to-trees-indiana/

For more Information about Giving Tuesday:  http://www.givingtuesday.org/

For more Information about Trees Indiana’s Mission:  http://www.treesindiana.org/

Author:  Shelby Cook