Shop Giving Tuesday to get 15% off all online merch
Save money and support nature by snapping up Forest Preserve District merchandise with a Giving Tuesday deal.
All items in our online store will be 15% off on Tuesday, Nov. 28, so it’s the perfect time to finish your holiday shopping with gifts and stocking stuffers for nature-loving family and friends. Just use promo code GIVINGTUESDAY15 while checking out.
Proceeds from the online store sales go to The Nature Foundation of Will County, a nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable organization dedicated to supporting Forest Preserve District of Will County initiatives that protect nature, inspire discovery and bring people and nature together.
Giving Tuesday was created in 2012 to encourage people to do good, according to GivingTuesday.org. "Over the past nine years, this idea has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity," the website reports.
Fun and sassy
The array of online Forest Preserve merchandise has grown through the year and now includes many T-shirts with amusing messages ranging from the “Dam It!” beaver shirt to the newest addition, a “Feeling Squirrely” squirrel shirt.
Other shirts feature hummingbird, pelican, opossum, turtle and raccoon images with funny and punny sayings. The list of items also includes magnets, hats, bandanas, water bottles, and baby onesies and bibs.
Cindy Harn, the Foundation’s executive director, said the merchandise has been a hit with Forest Preserve fans.
“Not long after the merchandise was rolled out, we began seeing people in the preserves and at events wearing the T-shirts, which really stand out,” she said. “The T-shirts are fun and a little sassy. We think it’s so great that people proudly show their love of nature while also supporting The Nature Foundation.
“It’s a win-win and we plan to use the proceeds from the merchandise sales, along with donor gifts, to support things like Forest Preserve volunteer workdays, special exhibitions, animal ambassadors, the Woods Walk hiking challenge and more,” Harn added.
Harn said the Foundation’s goal is to provide almost $80,000 in funding to the Forest Preserve District in 2024.
“And every purchase gets us closer to our goal!”