Monday, December 2, 2013

#GivingTuesday: Have You Seen the Giving Ocean?

Video produced by Grace Hanlon, then Executive Producer, Edvantage Media

The ocean gives so much to us – free of charge, but keeping it clean, healthy, and natural is a full time job that drives Clean Ocean Action. Wouldn’t you like to give back?

Tuesday, December 3 is this year’s national day of giving.  Reacting to the consumerism that is sometimes part of the holiday season, thousands of nonprofits, companies, and people like you have come together for the second annual #GivingTuesday to make a positive contribution to society – instead of simply shopping.  

Here are some new ways to give: Recall your days of fun at the beach this year and give to the ocean: 

Unleash Your Inner Good Guy: COA Featured in The Jersey Give Back Guide
COA is thrilled to be included in the inaugural edition of The Jersey Give Back Guide, an annual, seasonal project of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation. A longtime supporter of Clean Ocean Action’s work, the Foundation believes everyone has the power to be a philanthropist in their own community.

The Dodge Foundation chose just fifteen organizations from the entire state that excel in collaboration, innovation, and community engagement.

Clean Ocean Action is honored to work with the Dodge Foundation on The Jersey Give Back Guide. Check out their Generosity Generator – which takes the guesswork out of donating to charity – at

Help COA Meet the Challenge
Each organization featured in The Jersey Give Back Guide is eligible for a $1,000 matching grant from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation. Help COA raise additional funds by being one of 50 supporters to give through the Guide by December 31st. Share with friends and family!

Amazon Smile
For your future holiday shopping, consider buying used books or vintage items on Amazon. When you shop using Amazon Smile, will make a donation to Clean Ocean Action.  Tell your friends how easy it was to shop and support the Shore on Facebook and Twitter - it even works with Amazon Prime!  Click here for more information.

Celebrate the Shore
In 2013, COA’s work focused on assisting the people, businesses, habitats, and waterways impacted by Superstorm Sandy through monthly clean-up days. Waves of Action ‘For The Shore’ program saw over 13,725 volunteers that participated in 281 projects in 70 different towns with over 120 organizations from across New York and New Jersey.  Learn more at

Clean Ocean Action has been advocating for the ocean since 1984; nearly 30 years of hard work to keep the ocean wild and free of harmful industry. To learn more about COA’s ocean protection work or to make a contribution this #GivingTuesday over the phone, please call the office at (732) 872-0111.

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