Wicomico Environmental Trust works all year to monitor, advocate, educate and enable everyone about the natural beauty and life-giving bounty that surrounds us in the heart of Maryland’s Lower Eastern Shore, particularly in Wicomico County. We are a science-based, volunteer enabled environmental agency that is focused on fostering, preserving and conserving to promote the well-being of everyone who lives, works and plays in our region.
Giving Tuesday was established in 2012, falling on the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving each November. It is the youngest sibling of Black Friday (which often pushes retail establishments out of the red-ink column into the black-ink column that defines a profitable business), Small Business Saturday (when holiday shoppers are encouraged to patronize and support small businesses in their communities) and Cyber Monday (a day set aside to encourage online holiday shopping).
While Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday are all focused primarily on commerce in one form or another, Giving Tuesday is reall about doing good in your community. It can take the form of charitable donations, volunteer service, or in-kind donations such as food drives or donations (or clothing drives, or infant supplies or whatever the need in a specific community might be.
Giving Tuesday is a global movement that can demonstrate the power of the people when they stand in unity to unleash generosity, advocacy, support and collaboration.
Everyone has time, talent and treasure to give, and today the avenues to unleash those gifts for the common good are more varied and accessible than ever before. Whether utilizing social media, online giving, home delivery, mail or phone, you can find a way even during this terrible pandemic to make your contribution in whatever way you choose.
Your donation, however large or small, will make a difference for Wicomico County. Below are a few examples of the work we do and the impact it can make on your community.
Donate by clicking on the Giving Tuesday image, or mail your donation to:
Wicomico Environmental Trust
209 E. Market St., Suite 9
Salisbury, MD 21801
Make checks payable to Wicomico Environmental Trust.
Questions? Call Melanie Kerber, executive director, at 412-651-2236 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your generosity and support throughout the year, and especially at the start of this holiday season on Giving Tuesday!