Today’s post comes from ILACSD’s Director of Development and Marketing, Morgan Justice-Black!
Not long after I started working at I Love A Clean San Diego, we received a donation in the mail. Inside the envelope was $12 in cash and a note from a young girl named Madee. In the note, she wrote that she wanted to donate her babysitting money to keep San Diego’s beaches clean.
With more than 3 million residents, San Diego County is ranked as the 5th largest county in the United States. The sheer size of San Diego County makes it challenging for countywide organizations like ILACSD to reach every community. Each August, ILACSD staff and Board launch a Donation Drive to raise funds to expand programs and help fund some of the more random equipment purchases not typically covered by contracts or grants.
From a new set of walkie talkies for our staff to be able to communicate with each other at cleanups, to new tires for our work truck, we’ve got a few pressing needs that you can help make a reality! We’ve also got some big programmatic goals that include expanding our reach and providing education to new communities around San Diego County. (You can read more about our goals and programs in our Annual Report.)
Tell your friends and family that August is Donation Drive month at ILACSD! Encourage them to go onto our website, www.CleanSD.org, and make a donation, or give us a call at (619) 704-2781 and we can process your donation over the phone.
Even if you only have $12 to give, every gift makes a difference.