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Sharon, MA – With the holidays almost upon us and retailers bombarding us with more ideas than we know what to do with, The Trustees of Reservations and many other non profits offer the idea of a gift membership – a different kind of gift that not only that supports a worthy organization, but keeps on giving throughout the year.
As feelings of uncertainty about the economy still loom over many of us, experts predict that consumers are spending even more conservatively on holiday gifts this year. For those who are still planning to give, but might be looking for value and something meaningful at the same time, The Trustees recommend trying a “Green Gift Membership,” something the organization, like many others, has seen as a growing trend over the last few years.
The perfect gift for someone who loves the outdoors and historic places, and cares about visiting, preserving and protecting them, individual gift memberships start as low as $45 ($35 for students and seniors), and provide free access, year-round, to The Trustees 102 stunning reservations located in 73 communities across Massachusetts. Gift memberships also offer significant discounts on Trustees B&B stays, events, workshops, camps programs, and more. In addition, your gift helps The Trustees preserve and care for special places so that we can keep them open and operating for the public to throughout the year. Trustees’ Gift memberships* include:
Founded in 1891 by open space visionary Charles Eliot, The Trustees of Reservations own and manage 102 reservations, all open for the public to enjoy. From mountains and hilltops, to working farms, stately homes and gardens, 70 miles of stunning coastline, and five National Historic Landmarks, Trustees’ properties are tremendously diverse and offer something for everyone. The Trustees also hold perpetual conservation restrictions on more than 16,000 additional acres, permanently protecting scenic and natural areas from development, and have assisted in the protection of more than 16,000 additional acres.
As land is being developed and open space is being fragmented at a rapid pace around the state, The Trustees mission is to mobilize and inspire a critical mass of people and partners who care about their communities and will work to protect them. Trustees’ members are 100,000 people like you, from every corner of Massachusetts, who share a deep set of similar values: a love of the land, the outdoors, and the distinctive charms of New England, as well as a shared vision: to protect special places for everyone, forever.
*gift memberships can be ordered online at www.thetrustees.org or by calling 978.921.1944 (M – F, 9AM – 5PM).