We all know about Black Friday and Cyber Monday and by now you have likely heard of Giving Tuesday. As #GivingTuesday 2019 approaches on Tuesday, December 3, we take a look back at how a world-wide day of giving made a tremendous impact at the Double H Ranch in 2018.
What is #GivingTuesday?
Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, and fueled by the power of social media, Giving Tuesday inspires millions of people across the globe to give back to causes and issues that matter to them. In its first year, the Giving Tuesday movement generated over $10M in 2012. Last year, it is estimated that over $400 million was raised online for organizations worldwide – including Double H Ranch.
The Impact at Camp
In 2018, the Double H Ranch set out to raise $15,000 to support the Outdoor Extreme Program. The Outdoor Extreme Program provides Double H Ranch campers with the opportunity to explore and appreciate the surrounding Adirondack environment. The daytime programming educates campers on wilderness principles and skills through engaging nature-based activities. The nighttime programming provides the two oldest camper cabins with the opportunity to camp outdoors and to reflect on their experiences at camp. The funds raised helped us build an accessible, all-weather yurt for nature-based programming.
This incredible day of giving was fueled by the powerful use of social media among our followers and the generosity of the Double H Ranch community.
In one day, over $37,000 was raised – surpassing our $15,000 goal – to support the Outdoor Extreme program. The yurt was constructed for the 2019 Summer programs and has been a tremendous addition to camp programming. The additional funds raised that day have provide accessibility enhancements for the yurt and supported the purchase of new, ADA compliant picnic tables so that the program area can be enjoyed by all of our campers. This success couldn’t have been done without you.
Giving Tuesday 2019: Snow Place Like Camp
Save the date for Tuesday, December 3rd! Stay tuned for the launch of our exciting 2019 campaign in just a couple of weeks. Hint: we’re calling it #GivingSnowdays.
3 ways you can help support Double H Ranch on Giving Tuesday:
• Spread the word! Share our Giving Tuesday posts on social media and let your friends and family know about Double H Ranch.
• Make a donation! Every dollar makes a difference. No matter the amount you can give, your support will make an impact.
• Give your time! Make a difference by giving your time and talent. We’re currently recruiting ski and snowboard instructors for the Adaptive Winter Sports Program – no prior teaching experience necessary!