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We have been challenged, and now YOU have been, too!

Friends of Rookery Bay is participating in Give Where You Live Collier.

We have 24 hours – from noon on Wednesday, Feb. 21 to noon on Thursday, Feb. 22 – to raise as much money as possible… and earn match dollars on top of that!

Give Where You Live Collier is a county-wide movement to celebrate and increase philanthropy for nonprofit agencies like Friends of Rookery Bay. Donations will be amplified with $500,000 in matching funds from the Community Foundation of Collier County and the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation. Just 38 charities were selected, and they will each earn a proportional share of the foundation dollars based on how much they raise. Proceeds will benefit our environmental education programs and field trips for 4th and 7th graders.

Learn more here.



How You Can Help

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Anytime: visit the Give Where You Live page to request an e-mail reminder as soon as the donation portal is open.

 Feb. 21 (beginning at noon) through Feb. 22 (ending at 11:59 am) click the Donate Now button to get to the Friends of Rookery Bay's donation page.

Or, bring cash or a check dated Feb. 21, 2018 and made payable to “CFCC” (memo: Friends of Rookery Bay) to the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center. Enjoy Buy One/Get One FREE admission!

If you will be out of town or without internet access during the 24-hour giving challenge, you may mail or drop off your donation in advance.

All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Thank you for supporting Friends of Rookery Bay and the Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve!

Friends of Rookery Bay is a Florida Non-Profit Corporation ID #65-0094703, and all donations stay local. A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the division of consumer services by calling toll-free 1-800-435-7352 within the state or visiting Registration does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the state.

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