For the first time, the Project WET Foundation will be participating in Give Big Gallatin Valley, a local initiative to increase philanthropy in southwestern Montana. This annual event, presented by the Bozeman Area Community Foundation, offers nonprofit organizations an opportunity to increase local awareness and support. The 2016 Give Big Gallatin Valley will take place from midnight to midnight on Tuesday, May 3, 2016.
As a first-time participant, we are excited to come together with other nonprofits and inspire the community to give. Project WET has been in Bozeman since 1989, and although we work in more than 70 countries, we are also active in in our own backyard. Through the implementation of a new pilot program with the City of Bozeman and Montana Watercourse, we have been helping teachers right here in Bozeman to educate kids about our watershed and emphasize how individual actions can impact area water. We hope that by being a part of Give Big Gallatin Valley, local residents can learn more about how Project WET is helping to educate kids in Bozeman and around the world.
In keeping with the local spirit of the event, we are inviting people of all ages to join us outside the LARK Hotel from noon to 2 p.m. on May 3rd. Project WET staff will be on hand to provide information and answer questions as well to give away FREE activity booklets for kids.
What makes donating through Give Big Gallatin Valley different? For one thing, during these 24 hours, all funds donated will receive a proportional boost from a Match Pool. For example, if an organization raises 10 percent of the overall funds during Give Big Gallatin Valley, that organization will also receive 10 percent of a Match Pool of funds. In addition to matching, cash prizes will be awarded to organizations throughout the day for various contests. This means donors’ contributions have the potential to provide much more support for Project WET’s water education efforts in Bozeman and around the world.
Interested in supporting Project WET through Give Big Gallatin Valley? Go to www.GiveBigGV.org on Tuesday, May 3, or visit the Check Donation Station from 10am-4pm at First Interstate Bank (202 W. Main St.). Make sure to visit our table at the LARK Hotel from noon to 2 p.m. We’ll see you on May 3rd!