Alabama Coastal Foundation and the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo Join the Global #GivingTuesday Movement

Gulf Shores, Alabama (November 16, 2016) – The Alabama Coastal Foundation and the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo have teamed up to participate in #GivingTuesday, a day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide.


Occurring this year on November 29, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving to kick-off the holiday giving season and inspire people to collaborate in improving their local communities and to give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support.  


November is non-profit awareness month and the Alabama Coastal Foundation and the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo want to raise awareness of non-profits in the community. Whether it is a donation of time, monetary, gift or the power of your voice in the local community, non-profits need your help. Make a pledge today to give to non-profits on #GivingTuesday.


By donating to the Alabama Coastal Foundation, your contribution will help fund vital education programs, habitat restoration projects, and ACF's inclusive environmental stewardship outreach.


By donating to the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, your contribution will help fund animal enrichment, animal conservation efforts, new zoo relocation, new habitats, and more. 


Make a donation to the Alabama Coastal Foundation at

Make a donation to the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo at


For more details about the #GivingTuesday movement, visit the #GivingTuesday website (, Facebook page ( or follow @GivingTues and the #GivingTuesday hashtag on social media.

About the Alabama Coastal Foundation
The mission of the Alabama Coastal Foundation is to improve and protect Alabama’s coastal environment through cooperation, education and participation. The organization pursues practical solutions to conservation challenges in a non-partisan manner and is dedicated to partnering with businesses, local government and other non-profits to achieve common ground solutions to our environmental problems. To learn more about our programs, become a member, or volunteer visit: To follow us on social media, go to:


About the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo

The Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo is operated by a non-for-profit corporation, Zoo Foundation, Inc., based in Gulf Shores, Ala. which helps preserve wildlife as well as educates the public about various and diverse species. The Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo is home to more than 500 exotic animals including lions, tigers, bears, macaws, reptiles, and more! It also features a petting zoo, seasonal animal encounters, and interactive animals shows during the spring and summer months.




About #GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday is a movement to celebrate and provide incentives to give—the 2016 iteration will be held on November 29, 2016. This effort harnesses the collective power of a unique blend of partners—nonprofits, businesses and corporations as well as families and individuals—to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season. #GivingTuesday inspires people to take collaborative action to improve their local communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they celebrate and help create a better world. #GivingTuesday harnesses the power of social media to create a global moment dedicated to giving around the world.

To learn more about #GivingTuesday participants and activities or to join the celebration of giving, please visit:


Since 1993, the Alabama Coastal Foundation (ACF) has worked to promote a culture where environmental decisions are based on an accurate understanding of the underlying science, the dissemination of factual information, and the engagement of government, industry and citizens to find solutions to Alabama's coastal environmental challenges. We bring that vision into reality through our inclusive environmental stewardship approach.

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