Gila Watershed Partnership is joining GivingTuesday movement with Taco Tuesday on December 1

Taco Tuesday at the Manor House on December 1 is part of the GivingTuesday campaign

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SAFFORD – On Tuesday, Dec. 1, the Gila Watershed Partnership (GWP) will participate in GivingTuesday by hosting a Taco Tuesday fundraiser at Manor House Restaurant from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Customers who attend can enjoy 99 cent tostadas and $1.49 tacos all day. GWP will hold a free raffle for a $50 gift certificate to the Gila Native Plant Nursery (any customer dining in or picking up to-go orders can enter at check out). Ten percent of all Manor House proceeds for the day will go towards GWP’s GivingTuesday goal. 

GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities, and organizations to encourage giving and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Following the retail events of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday, nonprofit organizations rally their supporters for a day of maximum impact. The goal is to create a massive wave of generosity that lasts well beyond that day, and touches every person on the planet.

Alongside the Taco Tuesday fundraiser, GWP will also be launching an all-day fundraising campaign to raise $5,000 for internship opportunities for local youth in 2021. “We believe that conserving our natural resources goes hand in hand with economic opportunity,” said Melanie Tluczek, GWP Executive Director.  “Our youth are the future for preserving our natural heritage in this desert region. Our community can help by donating to help reach our goal. Every dollar donated goes toward local youth opportunities to gain experience in restoration, horticulture, leadership, and STEM education through hands-on projects and learning.”

If you are interested in supporting GWP and its goals, go to www.gwpaz.org/donate/GivingTuesday to donate. Donations can be made before, on, or after Dec. 1. “We are really excited about this year’s GivingTuesday campaign,” Tluczek said. “With the generous support of our community members, we are hopeful that we can reach our goal. We want to give a big thank you to Manor House for hosting this Taco Tuesday fundraising event. Please mark your calendar and plan on joining us to help our local youth.”

Those who are interested in joining GWP’s GivingTuesday initiative can visit www.gwpaz.org/donate/GivingTuesday. For more information on how GWP is participating in GivingTuesday contact julie@gwpaz.org or (928) 424-3886.

For more details about the GivingTuesday movement visit the GivingTuesday website (www.givingtuesday.org) or Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/GivingTuesday).

About Gila Watershed Partnership

Founded in 1992 and headquartered at Eastern Arizona College Discovery Park Campus, The Gila Watershed Partnership is a boots-on-the-ground, field-based conservation organization. GWP confronts issues in the Upper Gila Watershed that include polluted rivers, soil erosion, invasive weeds, loss of habitat, drought, fire, and flooding. GWP works with diverse partners to implement projects that direct resources to the root of these issues while employing and purchasing locally to benefit the economy and community.

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