PUERTO RICO- Today, Tuesday, November 30, 2021, marks the international movement #GivingTuesday, a Global Day of Philanthropy celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving and sponsored by the power of social media.
To support this effort, The Miranda Family Fund composed of artist Lin-Manuel Miranda and his family, highlighted several messages through the artist’s Twitter and Facebook social media accounts, promoting the support of donations to several non-profit organizations, among them Para la Naturaleza.
For more than 50 years, Para la Naturaleza has worked to conserve Puerto Rico’s natural areas and cultural heritage. Currently, the organization needs support for the Para la Naturaleza Solidarity Fund, an initiative that presents nature-based solutions to the environmental challenges we face as a society.
Donations made through Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Facebook and Twitter accounts today, November 30, 2021, will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the Miranda Family 9Fund.
How can you support the #GivingTuesday Para la Naturaleza?
– Visit the website: www.pln.org/donate
– Make your donation: By donating $10.00 and up, from today until December 31, 2021, you will receive a digital eco-gift with the sounds and flavors of Puerto Rico as a thank you. The eco-gift includes a directory of Puerto Rican agro-ecological producers, three recipes created by prestigious local chefs and three musical pieces composed using nature sounds recorded in Para la Naturaleza’s natural protected areas.
– Spread the word: Become a promoter of our campaign. Share our content and encourage your neighbors, family in the diaspora and friends to join us by donating and using the hashtag #GivingTuesday #ParaLaNaturaleza.
About Para la Naturaleza
Para la Naturaleza is a private, non-profit organization committed to helping Puerto Rican society achieve the sustainability of the islands of Puerto Rico and its resilience against climate change by protecting 33% of its natural heritage, preserving its historical and cultural legacy, and rescuing an ecological culture that ensures the health of its natural and human ecosystems. The organization integrates society into a national movement that promotes conservation actions and sustainable development. Para la Naturaleza inspires citizens through programs with a robust educational component focused on communities, schools, and supporting organizations allied to the mission. The organization promotes habitat recovery through large-scale reforestation efforts, the development of agro-ecological agriculture and supports equitable and fair land use for its citizens and communities most disadvantaged by current governance systems. Para la Naturaleza currently manages 64 natural protected areas and six visitor centers, including Hacienda Buena Vista in Ponce, Cabezas de San Juan in Fajardo, Hacienda La Esperanza in Manatí and the Antiguo Acueducto in Río Piedras.
About The Miranda Family Fund
For over 40 years, the Miranda Family has championed community activism. They have created and supported institutions that have served both underserved populations in Upper Manhattan and communities throughout New York City, across the country, and in Puerto Rico. Luis A. Miranda, Jr. and Dr. Luz Towns-Miranda are proud parents to Luz Miranda-Crespo, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Miguel Towns. Now as adults, Luz and Lin-Manuel are married to Luis Crespo and Vanessa Nadal, respectively, with children of their own. They continue to foster the family’s commitment to advocacy for education, the arts, and social justice – along with a sustained focus on relief and rebuilding efforts in Puerto Rico post-Hurricane Maria.