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General News · 29th November 2021
Today is Giving Tuesday! With the help of your generosity, we can raise the $10,000 we need to support the Forest Trust for the Children of Cortes Island Society as it moves towards its goal of acquiring the Children’s Forest. Our organization relies primarily on the generosity of volunteers and the spirit of collaboration, but now we need funds to carry on.

Every donation made today takes us one step closer to protecting the Children’s Forest and makes our vision possible – to nurture relationships between children and nature and to inspire advocacy for the natural world. We’ve continued to keep our children learning, stewarding, playing, and connecting with the beautiful ecosystems we call the Children’s Forest this past year, and we’re continuing our negotiations for purchase.

Our negotiations committee, consisting of local Board members and regional experts, is in active negotiations with the current owners of the Children’s Forest to establish a valuation and purchase price. We are moving ever closer towards our goal of purchasing the Children’s Forest, and at this stage we are looking for donations from the community that will help us pay for the expert help needed at the negotiation table.

For this Giving Tuesday, we have an anonymous donor who is willing to match every donation, dollar for dollar, up to $5,000. Your donation today – no matter how large or small – will have twice the impact. Give now and ensure that we can show community support for our important work at the FTCCIS.

Give here.

Not able to donate right now? Help us spread the word to your friends and family by letting them know how important the Children’s Forest is to our community. Share this article or share our homepage so they can see what we’re all about.

As always, we thank you – our community – for your continuing support and generosity.

With sincere gratitude,

Eric Hargrave on behalf of the FTCCIS Board

“Imagine . . . a forest in trust to the children!”