Tuesday, December 2, 2014

A "Giving Tuesday" Message from Save the Harbor/Save the Bay

December 2, 2014
Dear Friends of Save the Harbor/Save the Bay

Today is "Giving Tuesday" and we know you care about Boston Harbor and your community, so here are more than 100,000 great reasons for you to support Save the Harbor/Save the Bay today.

•    Thanks to the hard work of Save the Harbor’s Beaches Science Advisory Committee there was cleaner water and fewer wrong red flags on the Boston Harbor region’s public beaches this year. Learn how your beach scored at www.blog.savetheharbor.org/2014/06/2014-beaches-report-card.html

•    Working in partnership with the Metropolitan Beaches Commission, Save the Harbor secured funds for new staff, equipment and capital projects on public beaches in Lynn, Nahant, Revere, Winthrop, East Boston, South Boston, Dorchester, Quincy and Hull.  You can download a copy of the report at http://www.savetheharbor.org/MBC2014

•    In 2014, our Better Beaches Program helped fund 40 free beach events including swims, soccer tournaments and beach festivals that brought more than 500,000 people to waterfront neighborhoods and beachfront communities from Nahant to Nantasket. You can learn more on our blog “Sea, Sand & Sky” at www.blog.savetheharbor.org/2014/06/save-harbor-2014-better-beaches-awards.html

I am particularly pleased to tell you that our free Youth and Beach Programs have connected 107,123 underserved kids and families to Boston Harbor and the Boston Harbor Islands since 2002, making Save the Harbor/Save the Bay the Boston Harbor Connection for a generation of young people and their families. You can find out more in our newsletter "Splash" which you can download at http://savetheharbor.org/Content/currentsplash.pdf

The truth is, none this would be possible without your support, which all of us truly appreciate. As this year draws to a close, I hope you will consider making as generous a gift as you can to help us continue our work in 2015.

You can make a contribution online today at www.savetheharbor.org/contribution.html

Your gift of $50, $100, $500, $1,000 or more will help us continue our work for clean water, expand our free beach programs and continue to improve access for low-income youth and teens and underserved families to our spectacular harbor, our public beaches and the harbor islands.

Your contribution is particularly important today as we work to show Governor-elect Charlie Baker and his new administration that clean water, our region’s public beaches and the Boston Harbor Islands are important to all of us and the more than 1 million people who live within a short ride or drive to Boston Harbor.

So thanks for your help and “Happy Holidays” to you and yours from all of us at Save the Harbor/Save the Bay.

I promise that your gift will make help make Boston Harbor a better place to live, work and play.

Patty Foley
President, Save the Harbor/Save the Bay

P.S. It is safe and easy to make a contribution today at www.savetheharbor.org/contribution.html
 and it would mean a great deal to us this year.

Thanks again,

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