Sierra Club has launched a green giving program called “Sponsor a Wild Place,” where people can sponsor a national park like Yosemite or the Grand Canyon in honor of a friend, and the friend gets sent a little package with info and a present.
It’s also a great money-saver because you get two things in one - you get to make your end-of-the-year donation to a good cause, and also have a great gift sent to a friend or family member. You can choose whether to to have your friend/family member receive a stuffed animal that represents the sponsored park (i.e.a bear for Yosemite) or a backpack, so it’s a gift that works for all ages, kids or adults.
100% of the profits go to support Sierra Club’s work to protect our environment.
More info, images, and a list of all the different parks that people can sponsor, is available here.
It’s a cool idea for what to get someone who already has everything - especially if they have a national park that is special to them. Since 1892, the Sierra Club has been instrumental in preserving wilderness, wildlife, and nature’s most beautiful wild places - Yellowstone National Park and Yosemite National Park, to name just a few - helping protect over 230 million acres of wildlands and wildlife habitat and over 11,000 miles of wild and scenic rivers.
Wild Places sponsorships help support the Sierra Club’s ongoing efforts to protect wild places from development and global warmin