Stewardship² for Wissahickon Valley Park this Giving Tuesday

News // November 21, 2019

By Maeve Pollack, Development and Database Manager

Friends of the Wissahickon, along with millions around the world, are taking part in Giving Tuesday, a global movement that encourages people to do good. This day of giving is a wonderful occasion for us to come together at the start of the holiday season to make the Wissahickon Valley Park a better place!

This year we’ve got something for everyone! We’re excited to share that we have a two-part giving back opportunity on December 3rd for Giving Tuesday:

Or both!

FOW is a member-supported organization and membership donations are our most reliable source of support. That’s why we created a new recurring donation program- the Sustainer Program. This monthly membership program allows for you to continuously help us steward the Wissahickon. Your monthly contribution will help FOW and its volunteers continue to respond quickly, effectively and thoughtfully to the most pressing habitat, infrastructure, and engagement needs of the park and make the Wissahickon more accessible for all who visit. These could be donations as small as $5 per month, or as large as $100 per month! Every donation makes the work we do possible.

As a thank you to our members who sign up for the Sustainer Program, we have some cool new swag in addition to our regular membership perks:
• An FOW Sustainer hat
• A travel mug with the Sustainer Program logo
• A special release of one of FOW’s most popular t-shirts… you know the one…
• An FOW branded tote to carry your new Wissahickon swag

Much of the conservation work we accomplish every year in the Wissahickon is due to the support of our members and volunteers! Over 1000 volunteers join us annually to help us sustain the Wissahickon Valley Park and all of its natural beauty. Our volunteer days have something for every level of interest and experience, whether it’s trail improvement, clean ups, repairing stone work, invasive plant removal and more.  Spend your morning giving back to the Wissahickon Valley Park and sign up to volunteer with us on Giving Tuesday on December 3rd  for a cleanup at Jannette Street.  We hope to see you there!

Keep an eye on your inbox and our social media @FOWissahickon for more information about this new membership opportunity and a sneak peek of our new Wissahickon gear! With your help we can continue FOW’s legacy of civic responsibility and environmental activism in the Wissahickon Valley Park for another 95 years!