Give a Cash Gift. Gifts of cash are one of the easiest, most convenient ways to contribute. Donors can provide a financial contribution by credit card online at dupageforest.org/donate. They can also mail a check payable to the Friends of the Forest Preserve District to Forest Preserve District headquarters at 3S580 Naperville Road, Wheaton,IL 60189 .
Ask Your Employer to Match Your Gift. Some employers match donor gifts — or even a spouse’s gift — doubling or tripling the value of a donation. The Friends provides documentation to support matching-gift programs.
Make a Tribute. Celebrate an important person in your life by making a cash gift in honor or memory of your loved one.
Shop AmazonSmile. Support the Friends when holiday shopping on Amazon. Start your shopping at smile.amazon.com, log in, and then make the Friends of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County your preferred charity. The AmazonSmile Foundation will give back 0.5 percent of your total purchase (on eligible Amazon products) to support DuPage forest preserves.
Become a Community Partner. Businesses, civic groups and individuals can sponsor DuPage forest preserves and District programs as a community partner. The Friends offers a package containing marketing exposure and benefits based on various levels of financial or in-kind support. Community partners not only demonstrate their commitment to the environment but also gain visibility to the 4 million people who visit DuPage forest preserves annually. For more information, visit dupageforest.org/community-partner.
“This is a wonderful opportunity to have a local impact in this global effort and help our forest preserves,” said District Community Relations Director Tony Martinez. “Your gift helps support sustainable natural communities for wildlife and people’s enjoyment in your own backyard.”
As a follow-up to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday was launched in 2012 by 92nd Street Y, a nonprofit cultural and community center in New York, in partnership with the United Nations Foundation to celebrate generosity and giving and use social media to spread the word. Last year a broad range of nonprofits raised more than $300 million online.
The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County has been connecting people to nature for more than 100 years. More than 4 million people visit its 60+ forest preserves, 166 miles of trails, six education centers and scores of programs each year. For information, call 630-933-7200 or visit dupageforest.org, where you can also link to the District’s e-newsletter, blog, Facebook, Twitter andInstagrampages.