On Saturday, Aug. 2, over 150 businesses are partnering with Glacier National Park Conservancy to celebrate “One Day for Glacier,” benefiting Glacier National Park. Businesses from across western Montana are taking part in the inaugural One Day for Glacier.
Participating businesses will be asking customers to round up their purchases or donate an extra dollar. Others have made a flat donation, while some are matching customer donations. Each business will have a sign hanging in their window explaining how they are contributing, and ways that customers can participate.
“Glacier is our business,” said Ben Eisinger of Eisinger Automotive Group. “One Day for Glacier is our way to give a little bit back to the park that gives us so much.”
Eisinger Motors and Eisinger Honda will donate five dollars for every purchase over $50 on August 2. In Whitefish, several youth groups plan to set up lemonade stands downtown and donate a portion of the proceeds to Glacier National Park Conservancy.
One Day for Glacier is being celebrated in conjunction with the Backpacker’s Ball, Glacier National Park Conservancy’s signature fundraising event. The event is sold out, and is expected to bring in well over $100,000 in essential support for Glacier National Park.
This year Glacier National Park Conservancy is investing in over 20 projects throughout the park, from education opportunities for school children to trail and lookout rehabilitation and the relocation of the Apgar Visitor Center. To learn more, visit here.
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