#GivingTuesday and another simple way to Support Our Work!
Facebook and PayPal are partnering to match a total of up to $7 million in donations on #GivingTuesday! This means that your contribution to Earth Care can be matched today!
Set your alarm for 7 AM MST. Click here to go to our Facebook page, and then click the Donate button.
Donations up to $20K per donor are eligible to be matched for Earth Care - that's what the rules say. Facebook and PayPal will start matching donations at 8:00am ET (5:00am PT) on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 and the matching offer will expire when $7 million in donations is reached. Based on 2017's run, the funds will run out in about 10 minutes.
When you donate on Facebook, there are no fees! That means we'll get 100% of your donation tomorrow to support youth and family leadership programming.
Contributions to Earth Care go directly to:
1. Youth Leadership
Earth Care kicked off our FIRST ever Youth Allies Leadership Program in Las Vegas, NM last spring. The 10-week training series activated and trained twenty-five youth from Vegas public high schools to create meaningful community change. This new program is part of our strategy to build a network of active and engaged young leaders throughout northern New Mexico who are equipped to lead social change movements and take positive action within their community. We're about to head out to our first YA retreat with new additions to our Las Vegas Youth Allies cohort next week!
2. Sustainability & Social Justice Education
Over the years Earth Care has provided hands-on, service-based sustainability and social justice education to thousands of Santa Fe Public School students. We've trained certified teachers to integrate critical pedagogy into their classrooms in partnership with the District & PED, organized a Sustainability Education Task Force, and developed outdoor classrooms and school gardens. Every year our own EC educators teach & inspire hundreds of students in classrooms at our partner schools. We've been working for years to push the District to institutionalize sustainability education. We helped push for the Water & Energy Conservation specialist position which has saved the District millions of dollars through water conservation, energy efficiency, and solarizations. We continue to work with Santa Fe Public Schools to provide Sustainability Education in classrooms and school gardens.
3. Family Leadership
Last year we expanded our community leadership capacity-building work with the launch of Poder Familiar. The program trains parents to become active and engaged leaders and advocates for their families and communities using a evidence-based 10-week parent leadership curriculum called Abriendo Puertas. The only parent leadership curriculum developed specifically for Latinx families. We are proud to say that our fall training series was taught by parent leaders who came up through the program las summer and were trained as trainers. Our graduates are mothers, teachers and local change makers who have the power, commitment, willingness and drive to create a ripple effect of change in our community. We are continuing to offer curriculum in two schools.
3 More Days to Dine to Donate for our work!
For the month of November, when you dine and pay CASH at Sweetwater Harvest Kitchen, Sweetwater will donate 2% of ALL cash sales to support Earth Care! Support Earth Care at this critical moment.
Dine with co-directors Bianca and Miguel this Wednesday November 28
@ 1:00 PM
RSVP by texting or calling 505-303-9635
This is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy some incredibly delicious and wholesome food AND support our work! You will be supporting our work to organize youth & parent leaders, advance sustainability and social justice policies, and provide sustainability education in our public schools.
Earth Care depends on our community to support our young people and our work. Dine at Sweetwater, bring a friend and tell your network.
REMEMBER TO PAY WITH CASH.
Sweetwater Harvest Kitchen Hours:
SUNDAY BRUNCH 9AM–2:30PM