The purpose of the Florida Native Plant Society (FNPS) is to promote the preservation, conservation, and restoration of the native plants and native plant communities of Florida. This blog presents ideas and information to further the cause of Florida's native plants and ecosystems.
Friday, October 4, 2013
Support FNPS through the EarthShare Federation
Goldenrods (Solidago spp)are important Florida natives
for attracting butterflies.
Giving at the Office
Workplace giving is a great way to support your favorite
charity, and if you’re reading this blog post, I hope that means your favorite
is the Florida Native Plant Society. As you know, the Society is very active in
the conservation of nature in Florida. Of course our focus is on native plants
and natural communities, but as they are the very building blocks of Florida’s
ecosystems, your support of the Society is support for nature. And, there is no
easier way to show your support than donating to the Society at the office.
As a member of the EarthShare Federation, the Florida
Native Plant Society participates in multiple workplace giving campaigns
throughout the state. If you happen to work for the state or for a company that
offers payroll deduction options, you can choose to enroll in your employer’s
workplace giving program. Just a pledge of a dollar or two per paycheck can
have a huge impact on the Society’s work to protect Florida’s natural heritage and you will hardly notice it.
As you can imagine, the Florida State Employee Charitable
Campaign is the largest that the Society participates in and the campaign is
running now through November 1st 2013. So, if
you are a state worker and haven’t enrolled in payroll deduction yet, please
to make a pledge. From the main menu, you can go to the Charity Look-Up Tool
and click on EarthShare. Scroll down through the organizations within the
EarthShare federation and you will find the Florida Native Plant Society. It’s
easy and it means so much.
We’re also involved in campaigns at: Ameriprise
Financial; JPMorgan Chase; Accenture; UnitedHealth Group; Natural Body Spa and
Shoppe; Entercom; the City of Orlando; and, Walmart. Some employers also match
gifts, like American Express and UnitedHealth Group, doubling the bang for your
buck. Even if your place of employment only offers United Way Campaigns or
other payroll deduction programs that do not include EarthShare, you still can
designate a gift to the Florida Native Plant Society using the write-in option.
Please consider designating the Florida Native Plant Society
as your charity of choice in workplace giving and know that “giving at the
office” is truly meaningful to nature protection in Florida.