7th Annual Give 5% to Mother Earth Day Raises More than $45K for Local Environmental Nonprofits
With the support of 165 Austin-area businesses and sponsors, the 2016 Give 5% to Mother Earth Day campaign, held on Friday, April 22, 2016, raised more than $45,000 for 9 environmental nonprofit organizations working to keep our Central Texas community clean, green, and healthy.
The amount raised was a record high for the initiative, which is currently in its 7th year.
Give 5 to Mother Earth Day was held on Earth Day, Friday, April 22nd, with support from Austin Mayor Steve Adler, who issued a proclamation declaring April 22nd as “Give 5 to Mother Earth Day.”
Business partners of the campaign pledged to donate 5% of their gross sales on Earth Day to the following organizations: Hill Country Conservancy, Shoal Creek Conservancy, Treefolks, Austin Parks Foundation, Sustainable Food Center, Pease Park Conservancy, Friends of Barton Springs Pool, Texas Campaign for the Environment Fund, and Waller Creek Conservancy.
“We are extremely honored by the generosity of so many local business owners who demonstrated their commitment to protecting and preserving our community this past Earth Day,” said Sarah Andrews, Give 5’s Executive Director. “With continued support from Austin’s business community, we look forward to growing this campaign to new heights in the years to come and making an even greater impact on our environment.”
For more information on this year’s business sponsors, partners and local nonprofit beneficiaries, visit our 2016 campaign page.