On Wednesday, May 15, friends and supporters of Washington Bikes will for the second year have the opportunity to support our important work through Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIG campaign. GiveBIG is a one day online charitable giving event to inspire people to give generously to nonprofit organizations who make the Puget Sound region a healthier, more vital place to live.
Each donation made to Bicycle Alliance between midnight and midnight (Pacific Time) on May 15, will receive a pro-rated portion of the matching funds (“stretch”) pool. The amount of the “stretch” will depend on the size of the stretch pool and how much is raised in total donations on GiveBIG day. For example, if a nonprofit receives 3% of the total donations during GiveBIG, then it will receive 3% of the stretch pool.
Another exciting aspect of the GiveBIG campaign is the Golden Ticket. Throughout GiveBIG, donors will be chosen at random to have an additional $1,000 given to the charity that received their donation. Golden Ticket winners will also be eligible to win other prizes, such as $100 Starbucks gift cards!
In order for your donation to qualify for the stretch pool and Golden Ticket, you must donate through Bicycle Alliance’s profile page on Seattle Foundation’s website. Anyone with an internet connection and a credit card can make a donation on GiveBIG day. It’s simple! (and you don’t have to live in Seattle or the Puget Sound region to participate)
Keep in mind any donation Bicycle Alliance receives can be matched through an employer matching program and donors are encouraged to submit their donations to their employers for matching funds. Employer matches will not be applied in calculating the nonprofit’s share of the GiveBIG stretch pool.
So mark your calendar for Wednesday, May 15, and support Washington Bikes’s vital mission implementing bicycle education for kids and adults, improving bicyclist safety, advocating for better transportation options, strengthening bicycle tourism, and giving voice to bicyclists across the state. For 26 years we’ve worked to make Washington a more bicycle-friendly state where cycling is inclusive and accessible to everyone from 8 to 80.
Your dollars will allow us to expand our highly successful Safe Routes to School program and grow our statewide activities in support of local advocates, in addition to new initiatives.
To learn more, visit the GiveBIG FAQ page. Thank you in advance for your continued support!