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#GivingZooDay, Tuesday, November 27, 2018


The Living Desert has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. “#GivingZOODay” is The Living Desert’s version of #GivingTuesday.  Occurring this year on Tuesday, November 27th, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving after the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday.  It kicks off the holiday giving season and inspires people to collaborate in improving their local communities and to give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support.

The Living Desert has joined this effort to give members and visitors an opportunity to celebrate #GivingZOODay and consider their local community zoo and gardens in their 2018 charitable giving. When you give, you support desert conservation, education and preservation. Your gift enables us to connect people to nature and create lifelong memories.

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The history of #GivingTuesday is an amazing testament to what people can do when they work together!  This global giving movement was built by individuals, families, organizations, businesses and communities in all 50 states and in countries around the world. Millions of people have come together to support and champion the causes they believe in and the communities in which they live.  In 2016, the fifth year of #GivingTuesday, millions of people in 98 countries came together to give back and support the causes they believe in.  Over $177 million was raised online to benefit a tremendously broad range of organizations, and much more was given in volunteer hours, donations of food and clothing, and acts of kindness.  #GivingTuesday demonstrates how every act of generosity counts, and that they mean even more when we give together.  Wont’ you consider joining this great cause with your gift to The Living Desert?

We have two days for getting deals – Black Friday and Cyber Monday. On #GivingZOODay, we have a day for giving back. Together, people like you are creating a new ritual for our annual calendar. #GivingZOODAy is the opening day of the giving season for The Living Desert: a reminder of the “reason for the season.”  Every act of generosity counts, and each means even more when we give together.  Join the millions of people who demonstrate our common capacity to give. #GivingZOODay is a celebration of this community’s greatest traditions: generosity, entrepreneurialism, community.

Everyone has something to give. You can give time or expertise, monetary donations large or small, and simple acts of kindness.  Please consider giving to The Living Desert to help us conserve our pristine desert landscapes and the animals that live in the deserts of the world. 

Two easy ways to donate



on your Smartphone or Tablet, text “DESERT” to 444999

You gift has an important impact both here in the deserts of the Coachella Valley, and in deserts far away .  We, and the desert animals and gardens we care for, rely upon your generous support. 

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