If you’d like to make a donation text DOAGOODTURN to 41444 or click the button below.
What is #GivingTuesday?
Launched in 2012, #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving positioned as a “do-good” alternative to the post-Thanksgiving shopping and consumption associated with Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
When is #GivingTuesday
Giving Tuesday falls on the Tuesday after Black Friday. In 2017 it is on November 28, 2017.
How can I help?
Giving Tuesday is a time to “do a good turn” in some way. Volunteer work and Community Service are great ways to celebrate. You can also make a monetary donation to those causes you wish to support.
How do my donations benefit Scouting?
Investing in the Boy Scouts of America creates opportunities for youth to gain memorable experiences and be instilled with values, principles, and skills that will help them develop into the future leaders of our nation. By contributing to Scouting, you will have a profound impact on America. More youth will experience the program that will further instill values and character in their moral fiber.
For the Mount Baker Council, funds raised will be used to develop programs, provide training opportunities, and ensure our Scouts and volunteers have the support they need to be successful
Is my donation to Mount Baker Council tax deductible?
Yes! #GivingTuesday is the perfect day to get in last minute charitable giving for this year. We are a 501(c) charity and donations are tax deductible. Speak with your tax advisor to learn more about tax deductions and how your donation can benefit Scouting and you.
How do I give?
We have two easy ways to give to Scouting
You can use our easy Text-to-Give feature by texting the phrase DOAGOODTURN to 41444 or select the DONATE TODAY Button above.
Are there other ways to help?
Absolutely. One of the easiest ways to help is to share your love of Scouting with your friends and family. Encourage them to help us continue to make positive changes in the lives of American’s Youth by donating to the Mount Baker Council.
Use social media to share the message. Examples of some messages include:
Join us on this #GivingTuesday to support Scouts in communities around the country! #WeAreTheBSA https://www.mountbakerbsa.org/Giving-Tuesday
By supporting the Mount Baker Council on this #GivingTuesday, you help young people grow to become citizens who are trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent. Thank you! https://www.mountbakerbsa.org/Giving-Tuesday
Are matching funds available for my donation.
Many companies in our area and around the country are happy to support the Boy Scouts of America and match donations made by their employees. A brief list of a few companies which make matching donations is listed below. We encourage you to contact your Human Resources department to see if they providing matching funds.
- Adobe Systems
- Allstate Insurance
- Bank of America
- Bristol-Meyers Squibb
- Cambia Health
- Home Depot
- New York Life
- Phillips 66
- Puget Sound Energy
- Qwest/Century Link
- Russell Investment
- State Farm
- UnitedHealth Group
- US Bancorp/US Bank
- Verizon Foundation
*Matches Scouting volunteer hours.
Thank you from the staff, volunteers, leaders, and youth of the Mount Baker Council!