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BoatUS Foundation Gears Up For ‘Giving Tuesday’


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On Nov. 29, the BoatUS Foundation For Boating Safety and Clean Water will kick off its “Giving Tuesday” fundraising effort. The news was announced in a press release from BoatUS, the nation’s largest organization of recreational boat owners, which is based in Annapolis, Md.

According to the release, the educational 501(c)(3) BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water asks boaters for their financial assistance on Giving Tuesday to help support the nonprofit foundation’s missions to reduce boating accidents and fatalities and increase stewardship of our waterways. Interested boaters can visit the BoatUS website to make a donation.

“Most of the Foundation’s funding comes directly from boaters and waterway users,” the release stated. “Since 1981, it has offered the only national life jacket loaner program for kids at more than 575 locations across the United States, the only free online boating-safety course that’s taken by more than 100,000 boaters each year and recognized by 34 states, and has funded more than $1.3 million in local boating-safety and clean-water grants allowing local communities to have a positive impact on their own waters.”

Said BoatUS Foundation president Chris Edmonston in the release, “For boaters, this is the chance to make boating better and improve their own boating.”

The Foundation’s Giving Tuesday fundraising drive always begins on the first Tuesday after the Thanksgiving holiday.