What a thrilling 24 hours! We are pleased to announce that our Juniper Canyon Give BIG 2017 fundraising day on November 28th was an enormous success.
Together we raised a total of $29,355 — nearly three times the amount we were hoping for!
Our supporters earned MDLT a place in the top ten of all 102 participating Give BIG organizations in San Bernardino County for funds raised as well as number of donors. Not only is ours the biggest county in the US, but its residents also clearly care about enhancing their public land.
We are now ready to move forward to acquire and care for Juniper Canyon. Give BIG donations will help fund local wildlife corridors and ensure these 630 acres are filled with Joshua tree forests, desert tortoise habitat, and opportunities for public access. This canyon adjoining Joshua Tree National Park will be conserved forever.
We are extremely grateful to each and every person who helped. The folks who called in, from Ohio to Palm Springs. The countless supporters on social media. The 183 people who donated via the Give BIG website. The visitors who stopped by our HQ with their contributions. The tireless volunteers who braved the November cold to man our donation table. The awesome businesses and partners who donated such fantastic prizes. Our passionate board of directors who matched donations to help drive yesterday’s success. And of course, our dedicated staff.
We can’t wait to get started on making Juniper Canyon accessible to everyone for the years ahead.