#GiveThanks for Our Parks this #GivingTuesday

John WilburnNPF Blog
The red, orange, yellow, and green fall foliage surrounding the river at Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area
Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area — National Park Service

GivingTuesday is an international day of giving when people across the globe support their favorite causes and give back to local communities. In 2018 and every year, the National Park Foundation has so much to be grateful for and we are so thankful for the friends, supporters, and partners that help make our work happen.

As we enter into our second half of the century serving our national parks, we could not be more excited for the work we are able to complete. We could not do this alone, so this #GivingTuesday we would like to #GiveThanks to all that help us continue our mission.

Thanks to our Parks!

Our over 400 national parks, including historical sites, battlefields, and monuments give so much to us year after year. Our national parks tell the story of America and the story of us. These places embody the essence of our nation, commemorating the events that allowed nature and man to forge incredible landscapes, an enduring vision of democracy for all, and the diverse country we see today. Found in all 50 states, territories, and the District of Columbia, our parks keep alive our history and guarantee that they are there for the enjoyment and enlightenment of generations to come.

Thanks to our Partners!

Our partners help with tremendous improvements and innovative programming that enhance and sustain the National Park Service's margin of excellence. For #GivingTuesday 2018, we are excited to feature our partner, HanesBrands. A part of the fabric of America since 1901, Hanes is excited to support another part of America’s fabric — the national parks.  This partnership with the National Park Foundation will inspire people from all walks of life to connect with our national parks through community-based programs. As the national partner for this #GivingTuesday, Hanes will double the impact of your donation.

Thanks to You!

Our friends enable the work the National Park Foundation accomplishes. Your support, joined with the contributions of other committed National Park Foundation members and partners, creates a sustainable funding source which allows us to support hundreds of projects each year. Without your help, we would not be able to complete needed repairs to protect our parks and create enriching programs that connect visitors to life-changing experiences. Your support has enabled projects such as;

Improving the beautiful Wonderland Trail at Mount Rainier National Park by repairing and extending sections of the 93-mile trail;

Preserving our history at Pullman National Monument, one of our nation’s newest national historic parks, which encompasses a rich convergence of stories that highlight both the promise of American opportunity and the heroic struggles of ordinary people for civil rights and fair labor standards; and

Increasing park access for all visitors at Grand Canyon National Park by funding much-needed repairs and a redesign to accommodate a wide range of visitors with physical disabilities.

Everything we do is made possible by the generous support of our national park community. If you have not made a gift already, please consider joining us this #GivingTuesday with a financial donation. With your dedicated support, we can ensure the preservation of America’s national parks for current and future generations.

We hope you take pride in the many ways you are helping our national parks. But more than that, we hope the next time you visit your favorite national park, or discover a new one, you will feel the joy of knowing you are making a real, positive, and impactful difference.

Thank you for all you do to help support our national parks!

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