Donate to Friends of the San Juans During $100K Match

Posted December 15, 2020 at 4:30 am by

By Friends of the San Juans

This year has been life-chang­ing for all of us to vary­ing degrees.

In ear­ly March, the mes­sage from Friends of the San Juans was one of chang­ing times, as direc­tives unfold­ed with cau­tion and delib­er­a­tion. Those same feel­ings con­tin­ue to unfold in a vari­ety of ways.

Yet today, we are filled with a depth of gratitude.

Some of our clos­est donors came for­ward to aid our year-end giv­ing, with a $100,000 chal­lenge match. We explained that after a year where we have held off our fundrais­ing mes­sages, out of respect for health and human needs to those impact­ed so deeply, so close­ly, and so fun­da­men­tal­ly by the pan­dem­ic, there was a gen­uine need for our nonprofit. 
 
We are tru­ly hum­bled by the gen­eros­i­ty and the oppor­tu­ni­ty that we now have to lever­age their con­tri­bu­tions in this $100,000 chal­lenge match. This is a big­ger match than has ever hap­pened in our 41 years.

We hope this match will encour­age our com­mu­ni­ty and mem­bers to come togeth­er and sup­port this work that our small, trust­ed staff of eight has been tire­less­ly ded­i­cat­ed to.

Led by our new exec­u­tive direc­tor, Friends will be embark­ing on a com­pre­hen­sive strat­e­gy ini­tia­tive. Through that plan­ning process, which will include input from our part­ners and com­mu­ni­ty, we will devel­op our vision and goals for the next five years.

We’ll be expand­ing our work to have even more impact, and we will tar­get that impact where we can make the most dif­fer­ence. How ambi­tious we can be to pro­tect what you love and pur­sue our mis­sion depends heav­i­ly upon what we raise before Dec. 31.

This $100,000 is a chal­lenge match, so we need your help to unlock that match. Every dona­tion you give through the end of this year will have dou­ble the impact, up to $100,000. Your finan­cial invest­ment is what makes our work possible.

We bold­ly ask you to con­sid­er a gen­er­ous invest­ment in Friends of the San Juans to help us car­ry out our mis­sion for healthy seas, nat­ur­al shore­lines, and thriv­ing communities.

There are three ways to send in your support:

  • Give by tex­ting “FRIENDS” to 360–317-2610,
  • Donate through our web­site at www.sanjuans.org/donate, and
  • Mail us a check to PO Box 1344, Fri­day Har­bor, WA 98250.

We know there are many chal­lenges that our com­mu­ni­ties still face, yet we hope our respect and resilien­cy will move you to pro­tect what you love and where you live. Please sup­port us in our mis­sion-dri­ven work.

We are grate­ful for those of you that con­tin­ue to pro­vide ser­vices to keep com­mu­ni­ties and house­holds func­tion­ing. We hold a sacred space of empa­thy and encour­age­ment for those of you who are close­ly and per­son­al­ly impact­ed by COVID-19.

Vis­it www.sanjuans.org to learn more.

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