GivingTuesday: Make a Difference on December 1!

October 29, 2020, Department, by The National Recreation and Park Association

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In 2012, GivingTuesday was conceived with one succinct goal: to establish a day that inspires people to do good. Fast forward eight years and this singular goal has evolved into a global movement that has made a difference in the lives of millions of people. Each year, GivingTuesday occurs the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, with this year’s event taking place on December 1.

As park and recreation professionals, you have the power to build strong, vibrant and resilient communities by supporting NRPA and your park and recreation colleagues who make their communities better places to live, work and play. Following are a few ways that you can support NRPA and our profession on GivingTuesday:

Make a one-time contribution. Contributions of cash or securities help us advance health and well-being and climate-ready parks and put equity at the center of parks and recreation. 

Become a monthly supporter. Make a monthly gift to NRPA via electronic payment using a credit or debit card.

Make a gift of appreciated stock. Gifting appreciated stock is a great way to reduce or eliminate tax obligations and support the cause of parks and recreation. To make a gift of stock, contact Nury Márquez at 703.858.2163 or at

Match employees’ contributions. Many employers will match their employees’ contributions to NRPA. Inquire if your company has a matching gift program and how you can access the match.