By: Kathi Radock, Venture Outdoors Membership and Volunteer Manager
Since 2009 The Pittsburgh Foundation has sponsored the Day of Giving in Pittsburgh. Modeled after similar national programs including #GivingTuesday, the Day of Giving is a one-day opportunity to showcase our local nonprofits and support them on a grand scale.
This year’s Day of Giving is on Tuesday, May 3, from 8 AM until midnight. Donations made at www.pittsburghgives.org will go to support your favorite organizations, including Venture Outdoors.
Unlike previous DOGs where the Foundation offered up matching funds, this year non-profits raised their own match pool prior to May 3. Big thanks go out to all of the Venture Outdoors Members and supporters who helped us build our match pool in April!
I hope you’ll take a few minutes on May 3 to visit www.pittsburghgives.org and donate. It’s a very easy way to give to as many organizations as you like in one fell swoop. If you’re like me, you’ll get caught up in the fun of it all and keep adding other organizations to your cart – it’s one day where it’s ok to spend, spend, spend!
Your donation on the Day of Giving helps Venture Outdoors connect everyone to the outdoors year-round through outings and events, youth programming, and Kayak Pittsburgh. Thanks to you, people of all ages, skill levels, and backgrounds are able to experience hiking, biking, kayaking, and more.
Gifts at www.pittsburghgives.org will count as your annual Membership if you’re due to renew. Never been a Member? This is a great opportunity to join us. If you’re current, this will count as an additional gift to Venture Outdoors. And, don’t forget to show some love to the other worthy nonprofits that day – there are hundreds participating.
To further sweeten this day for you, everyone who donates to Venture Outdoors on the Day of Giving will be automatically entered to win prizes including a Bed & Breakfast & Kayak Package. Full details here.
Plus, all donors who give $50 or more on May 3 are invited to kayak for free at Kayak Pittsburgh North Shore on May 22 – just show your receipt for one free hour of paddling!
Thank you in advance for your support! (Let us know you’ve donated – right click and save any of these images to share across your social media accounts on May 3!)