Audubon will hold Giving Tuesday, Dec. 1

As Audubon Community Nature Center plans winter activities that teach, lift spirits, and connect all ages with nature, a Giving Tuesday donation on Dec. 1 will be matched by generous supporters up to a total of $3,650.

In the many months since the coronavirus turned everyone’s world upside down, Audubon Community Nature Center has worked particularly hard to meet the community’s needs for learning, connection, and stress relief.

Safe summer day camps allowed hundreds of children to experience the outdoors. Staff and volunteers have maintained the trails for strolling, hiking, and now snowshoeing. Festivals, workshops, and presentations have been reimagined. New opportunities have been created for kids who are learning at home.

The public can support this work by making a contribution to Audubon on Giving Tuesday, the Dec. 1 online day of giving.

Begun in 2012 as a day that encourages people to do good, Giving Tuesday has become a global generosity movement. On this day, community members give thanks to the organizations that they love and support throughout the year.

Friends and supporters of Audubon are matching donations to the Audubon Community Nature Center’s Annual Fund at any time on Giving Tuesday up to a total of $3,650.

Those who want to make their donation in honor or memory of someone, indicate who should receive a card recognizing the gift.

To have a donation matched, on Tuesday, Dec. 1, go online to AudubonCNC.org/donate and “Donate to the Annual Fund,” or send a check to ACNC, 1600 Riverside Road, Jamestown, NY 14701 and indicate in the memo line that it is to be used towards Audubon’s Giving Tuesday match challenge.

The Audubon Community Nature Center is located at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren. The first floor of the Nature Center building, including the Blue Heron Gift Shop, is open to the public Mondays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Because not all of the building is accessible, admission is by donation only.

The public is welcome to visit the 600-acre nature preserve from dawn to dusk daily. While practicing safe social distancing measures, visitors can enjoy the grounds, with its six miles of trails, and view Liberty, Audubon’s non-releasable Bald Eagle. To learn more about Audubon and its programs, call 569-2345, visit AudubonCNC.org, or find Audubon Community Nature Center on Facebook.


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