Giving Tuesday is an opportunity to donate to local nonprofit organizations. Courtesy/PEEC
Right in the middle of all the holiday shopping, just after Black Friday and Cyber Monday, falls a special day. Giving Tuesday, Nov. 28, is a global day dedicated to giving back, when people around the world come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.
Here in Los Alamos, there are many opportunities to make a difference to a nonprofit this Tuesday. No matter what your interests, or how much or little you can give, consider making a donation to a local organization today. You can bet that you will help their cause by doing so.
Those who appreciate nature may wish to make a donation to the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC), a nonprofit organization that has been enriching people’s lives since 2000, by strengthening their connections to local canyons, mesas, mountains and skies. Just in the first nine months of this year alone, PEEC has served more than 30,000 people in Los Alamos and the surrounding communities through school, public and outreach programs, center visits and special events. Donations allow PEEC to continue their great work and expand their programs.
On Giving Tuesday, donations made through Facebook will be matched by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. PEEC can be found on Facebook at facebook.com/peecnature/.
PEEC also accepts donations online at www.peecnature.org, in person by visiting the nature center at 2600 Canyon Road, or by mailing a check to PEEC at 2600 Canyon Road, Los Alamos, NM 87544.
The Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) was founded in 2000 to serve the community of Los Alamos. It offers people of all ages a way to enrich their lives by strengthening their connections to our canyons, mesas, mountains, and skies. PEEC maintains a nature center, holds regular programs and events, and hosts a number of interest groups from birding to hiking to butterfly watching. PEEC activities are open to everyone; however, members receive exclusive benefits such as discounts on programs and merchandise. Annual memberships start at $20. To learn more, visit www.peecnature.org.