Stand TALL for Trees During GiveBIG!
We are incredibly fortunate that, 84 years ago, members of the Seattle community decided to invest in the future by establishing the Washington Park Arboretum. Their investment in this beautiful urban oasis continues to have so many positive impacts on our community today.
We have a special opportunity coming up during GiveBIG on Tuesday, May 9. This is the final year of the Seattle Foundation’s online giving event, so we’re inviting you to STAND TALL FOR TREES by participating in GiveBIG.
- An added incentive: if we surpass the 178 GiveBIG donors we had last year, a group of Arboretum supporters will contribute an additional $7,500! All gifts count – BIG or small.
- You can schedule your gift early, starting Thursday, April 26. This will be recorded as a pledge and your credit card will not be charged until May 9. To participate and STAND TALL FOR TREES, visit givebigseattle.org/arboretum-foundation-1 and follow the instructions.
Your support will help pay for the arborists and seasonal gardeners who keep the Arboretum’s trees and other plants healthy and safe. It will also help fund environmental education for children all around the city and support our volunteer program, which recruits people like Ashley to provide critical support to staff gardeners and other key Arboretum activities.
Thank you in advance for being such a good promoter for the Arboretum. Together, we can ensure that it remains a treasure for generations to come.
As a volunteer with the Garden Stewards program, I work alongside professional horticulture staff and community members to help maintain and enhance the beauty of Washington Park Arboretum. Volunteering in the Arboretum has given me the privilege of spending hours outdoors and seeing your donations put to good use.
Each year I watch existing plants grow bigger and become new habitats for wildlife. New gardens are established to fill underused spaces, inviting visitors to explore new corners of the Arboretum. Working with the Garden Stewards has given me the opportunity to learn about the thousands of plants in the Arboretum while meeting wonderful people and building lasting friendships.
—Ashley George, Arboretum Foundation Volunteer