On Tuesday, May 6, friends and supporters of Washington Bikes will for the third year in a row have the opportunity to support greater bicycle safety and access through Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIG campaign. GiveBIG is a one day online charitable giving event to inspire people to make a generous gift to nonprofit organizations making the Puget Sound region a healthier, more vital place to live.
Each donation made to WA Bikes between midnight and midnight (Pacific Time) on May 6, will receive a pro-rated portion of the matching funds (“stretch”) pool. The amount of the match 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 4% of the total donations during GiveBIG, then it will receive 4% of the pool of funds.
Another exciting dimension of the GiveBIG campaign is the Golden Ticket awards. Throughout the day of GiveBIG, donors will be chosen at random to have an additional $1,000 given to a charity of their choice. Golden Ticket award winners will also be eligible to win other prizes, like $100 Starbucks gift cards!
In order for your donation to qualify for the stretch pool and Golden Ticket, you must donate through WA Bikes’ profile page on Seattle Foundation’s website. Anyone with an Internet connection and a credit card can make a gift 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 WA Bikes receives can be matched through an employer matching program–we encourage you to submit a record of your donation to your employer 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 Tues, May 6, and support bicycle education for kids and adults, greater bicycle safety, enhanced transportation choices, a strong bike tourism economy, and a rising chorus of bicycle advocates across the state from the State Legislature to local business chambers of commerce. For 27 years we’ve worked to make Washington a more bicycle-friendly state where cycling is inclusive and accessible to everyone from 8 to 80.
To learn more, visit the GiveBIG FAQ page. Thank you in advance for your continued support!