"The planet does not need more successful people. But it does need more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers, and lovers of every kind. It needs people who live well in their places. It needs people of moral courage willing to join the fight to make the world more habitable and humane." - David W. Orr
This year marks the seventh year of our Fern Gives program and our tradition of using the weekend following Thanksgiving to encourage conscious capitalism by raising and donating funds to organizations and causes throughout our local and global community. Over the years Fern has contributed over $10,000 to more than 8 charities including; the ACLU, Planned Parenthood, Southern Poverty Law Center, Raises Texas, Trans Equality Now, Black Visions Collective, NRDC, Global Fund for Women, and various animal rescue organizations.
For our 2023 giving weekend, we have chosen to host a series of raffles from which 100% of the proceeds will be donated to Cincinnati Parks Foundation, the official philanthropic partner of Cincinnati Parks. The mission of the Cincinnati Board of Park Commissioners is "to conserve, manage, sustain, and enhance parks’ natural and cultural resources and public greenspace for the enjoyment, enlightenment and enrichment of the Cincinnati community." We are so lucky to have such a vibrant and rich urban park system in this city and Fern is proud to be using this weekend to help contribute to its care.
Here's how it works: you purchase as many raffle tickets as you would like for each item you are interested in and Fern will draw and announce all winners on Giving Tuesday, November 28th, 2023.
Check out our raffle items and lets work to make a difference together!