On Thursday, June 16, the Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife (FNPW) will launch its annual 24-hour Matched Giving Day, when all donations will be doubled by a matched pool from generous supporters. With a fundraising target of $250,000 for 2022, both teams and individuals can have a tremendous impact on the success of the day, and the future of Australia’s natural environment.
In 2021, FNPW launched its inaugural Giving Day, which raised a significant amount of money thanks to our generous matching donors, essentially doubling every dollar donated. Hundreds of supporters helped to exceed the first target, with more than $220,000 raised to help propel FNPW’s Bushfire Recovery Program.
The proceeds in 2022 will continue to build on initiatives that deliver lasting impact, including immediate and long-term disaster recovery, aiding our Wildlife Heroes in the rescue and rehabilitation of wildlife, and extending our national parks to provide additional areas for threatened flora and fauna to recover from these disasters.
Importantly, funds received in June will also help to protect the Gondwana Rainforest World Heritage area through the acquisition of high biodiversity land. Many unique Australian species in the Gondwana Rainforests have been severely impacted first by bushfires, and now floods, prompting the Australian Government to add to the priority species list in this area. Through land acquisition, we can extend the protected Gondwana Rainforest area to create safe havens for ecosystems to recover, and provide additional links to undamaged areas within otherwise ravaged landscapes.
24 Hours of Impact
By donating on June 16, donors will double their impact in supporting Australia’s native species and their habitats. Create a fundraising team, set a reminder to donate on the day, or simply share an FNPW Matched Giving Day social media post leading up to the day. Every donation plays an important part in protecting our unique environment for future generations.
For more, visit www.charidy.com/fnpw