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Giving Tuesday: Get the word out!

Every contribution matters. Every contributor matters. 

Help our gardens grow!

How can I help?
There are many ways to help us raise funds on Giving Tuesday in addition to donating, including helping us get the word out by telling your friends, neighbors, and colleagues about our Green Gardens Program and encouraging them to join you in making a gift on December 3, 2019. 
Whether in person or social media, everyone who learns about our programs has the potential to make a difference in the lives of our students. NYISE is active on Instagram and Twitter, and this is a great way to share information and build awareness and support for our educational programs. 
To help right now, click here to print out an #UNselfie pledge sign, fill it out, and take a pic of yourself holding it. Then post your pic on your social media accounts using the green post below:
I pledge to support NYISE's Green Gardens Program on Giving Tuesday! @nyise999
#december3 #nyise999 #greengardens #blind #visuallyimpaired 
#learningdisabilites #kids #grow #growagarden #tamiasthechipmunk
Already made your gift?
Click here to print out an #UNselfie sign and share it on your social media accounts or in your classroom.
We also love to hear stories of how kids can be involved on Giving Tuesday, and one way to do this is to decorate your pledge or #UNselfie sign using the theme of green gardens. Use pencils, markers, crayons, paint; whatever your preference.
Take a pic of your creation and post it on social media with the green post above.
Don't forget to tag us @nyise999.
We look forward to seeing your pics!
Thank you and best wishes for the holidays!
- The Giving Tuesday Team
Prefer email over social media?
Copy and paste the email below and send it to your contacts:
SUBJECT HEADING: Giving Tuesday + Green Gardens = NYISE

Could you help me raise awareness and funds for NYISE's Green Gardens Program as part of Giving Tuesday this year? 
This is a great program, and I'm hoping you can help get the word out by tagging us @nyise999 and posting the following on your social media account(s):

I pledge to support NYISE's Green Gardens Program on Giving Tuesday! 
@nyise999 #December3 #nyise999 #greengardens #tamiasthechipmunk
#blind #visuallyimpaired #learningdisabilities #kids #grow 
Does this sound like something you could do?
Many thanks.

PS: If you can make a gift today to this program, click here to do so. NYISE is hoping to reach 100 Giving Tuesday donors this year!
PPS: NYISE's Green Garden Program is designed for NYISE's K-12 students who are blind or visually impaired or have learning and emotional disabilities. The program is an extension of our science curriculum and brings these kids outside to NYISE's garden where they learn firsthand about all things gardening. 

On Giving Tuesday (December 3) NYISE is raising funds for this program -visit: to learn more.

100% of every dollar raised for Giving Tuesday will help buy seeds, soil, tools, and plants, and make it possible for students to go on field trips to local farms and gardens, as well as participate in the Greenberg Nature Center's Garden Grown Scholar Program ( 

Thanks for helping me get the word out!
What else can you do?
Update your personal email signature to include the following message:
This December, please consider supporting The New York Institute for Special Education's Green Gardens Campaign on Giving Tuesday. Follow this link to learn more: or make a donation here:
Click here to join our mailing/email list and receive Giving Tuesday updates and our e-newsletter 
Click here to print out your Giving Tuesday flyer to post on your office door, desk or fridge at home.


Fun Fact: Throughout the year, NYISE's Housekeeping Team collects cans and bottles in support of Giving Tuesday. During 2018, their efforts raised $533.35 in support of Giving Tuesday! How much did they raise this year?

Stay tuned to find out...

Tamias the Chipmunk!
Introducing our 2019 Giving Tuesday Mascot. An Eastern Chipmunk, Tamais is helping us raise funds for our Green Gardens Program on Instagram. Follow us @nyise999 to stay up-to-date on his adventures. 
What is Giving Tuesday?
Kicking off the start of year-end giving, #GivingTuesday is on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday.
A movement that celebrates and supports giving and philanthropy, NYISE's Board, Staff, and community are proud to join together for #GivingTuesday to raise funds in support of NYISE's programs and initiatives. 
Click here to join our mailing list and stay up-to-date on all Giving Tuesday news!