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December 3, 2013
Dear WNP Supporter (if you’re reading this, there’s a good chance you are),
After having my birthday on Black Friday (ugh), it’s with great relief that I welcome a much better idea: Giving Tuesday.
It’s a chance to forget the shopping and the advertising and the crowds to give to worthy causes or organizations you’d like to remember before the year is over. I have a few in mind. From the Philippines to my own neighborhood there is important work I want to support, efforts that make the world a better place. After the big picture, the really serious stuff of helping people have warm beds and enough food, I usually have something left over for the artistic and cultural. We need music and art and theater, and yes, history.
We may be the only history organization that pays dues to other history organizations, but we love them all. We’re all in this together, sharing and preserving the past of one of the world’s great cities. My personal checks will be on the way to the California Historical Society, the San Francisco History Association, San Francisco Heritage, and the San Francisco Museum and Historical Society. And, of course, the Western Neighborhoods Project.
Take a look at our official end-of-year appeal letter to our terrific long-time supporters. In it, you will read what a great year we’ve had and what exciting new developments are coming our way in 2014, including a bigger new home.
Anything we are able to accomplish in preserving and sharing the history of western San Francisco is due to our volunteers, partner groups, supportive government agencies and nonprofit councils, individual contributors of articles, photos, and stories, and most of all, our paying members. Our great thanks we offer to all of you for believing in our mission.
Please consider supporting WNP on this Giving Tuesday. We’re a California nonprofit corporation, so your contribution is likely tax-deductible. Your generous gift will go a long way to developing and expanding the work we do.
Here’s a button for PayPal, where you can use a credit card.
Or you can mail us a check to our nifty cool new office. Please note “Annual Donation” in the memo line:
Western Neighborhoods Project
4016 Geary Boulevard, Suite A
San Francisco, CA 94118-3117
Thank you all again for your support through the years, and my best to you and yours this holiday season!
Please note that your donation is in addition to your regular membership fee.