What is #GivingTuesday?

Simply, #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that takes place the Tuesday after Thanksgiving – Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday. It is a fundraising campaign that is driven by social media. 2016 will be the first time for Cottonwood Gulch to participate. Since 2011, community coalitions around the world have formed, and together have raised hundreds of millions of dollars and invaluable awareness for their causes and communities, and the importance of philanthropy.

What is #GivingTuesdayNM?

While some New Mexico nonprofits have been participating in #GivingTuesday from the beginning, there had not been a coordinated effort as a statewide initiative. Without a branded, local initiative there is no easy way for donors, volunteers and other organizations to find New Mexico organizations running a #GivingTuesday campaign. With this in mind, #GivingTuesdayNM was born in 2015. #GivingTuesdayNM was co-created by two New Mexico nonprofit professionals who thought there might be receptivity to a statewide coalition. Sure enough, 110 New Mexico nonprofits leveraged the power of collaboration and collectively raised close to $300,000 on December 1, 2015.

Why support Cottonwood Gulch?

Coming off our 90 th year of programming, Cottonwood Gulch has been a New Mexico institution focused on youth development and education since 1926. Like any non-profit organization, our staff works tirelessly to provide a valuable service to the community. Cottonwood Gulch works to provide top quality expeditions and life changing experiences for youth from around Albuquerque and the world.

What is the next step?

Check out our Support Us page, There you can get more information about our donations and direct what your donation will be applied to. Help us spread the mission and share your contributions using #givingtuesdayNM and #cottonwoodgulch. We appreciate the support.