Season of Giving

A wonderful way to make the most of the season is to give to a nonprofit for the holidays! Make a donation to Great Smoky Mountains National Park to celebrate this place where memories have been made with many more adventures to come! Explore all the ways to give this season:


Holiday Gift Donation CertificateGive your friend or loved one a donation certificate to let them know you made a donation in their honor to help preserve and protect the Smokies.

Simply download and print our Friends of the Smokies holiday donation certificate.
It’s a meaningful, instant gift!

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December 3rd

Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving, powered by social media, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. For #GivingTuesday 2019, we’re highlighting a special project: Rehabilitation of the John Oliver Cabin Trail for Accessibility. Your contribution will make this popular destination in Cades Cove accessible to visitors with disabilities. National parks belong to ALL Americans so let’s make it possible for everyone to engage with the rich collection of stories and resources that reflect our heritage and diversity.


Help Friends of the Smokies make new friends on #GivingTuesday!

This year, we’re providing a social media tool kit with images and text so you can share why you’re giving to support Great Smoky Mountains National Park and inspire your friends on social media to become Friends of the Smokies!

Facebook Toolkit | Instagram Toolkit | Twitter Toolkit


Double Your Dollars

Facebook is matching Giving Tuesday gifts on Dec. 3, 2019, starting at 8 a.m. EST.

Donations are matched dollar for dollar on a first-come, first-served basis until $7 million in eligible donations are made on Facebook. Up to $100,000 will be matched per nonprofit. Each individual donor can have up to $20,000 matched. There are no processing fees on Facebook so 100% of your donation will support the Great Smoky Mountains National Park! Help us spread the word on your Facebook page HERE.

Click here to donate on facebook

Friends of the Smokies is a qualifying 501(c)(3) nonprofit eligible to receive donations on Facebook can be matched.

When you shop at Amazon Smile, a portion of your purchase can be donated to Friends of the Smokies at no extra cost to you. All you do is CLICK this link and shop on Amazon.

On your first visit to Amazon Smile, you’ll select Friends of the Smokies as your charitable organization. Every time you shop on smile.amazon.com, all eligible purchases will result in a donation to Friends of the Smokies.

Friends of the Smokies is a qualifying 501(c)(3) nonprofit eligible to receive .05% of your eligible Amazon Smile purchases.
Learn more about the Amazon Smile program HERE.

Sugarland Cellars’ Winter’s Blessings Wine

Robert A. Tino Gallery
Saturday, Dec. 7th

Robert A. Tino Gallery in Sevierville at Christmas Treat the wine lover on your Christmas list to a limited-release bottle of Sugarland Cellars‘ Winter’s Blessings, which benefits Friends of the Smokies!

If you’re in the Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg area on Saturday, Dec. 7th, stop by the Robert A. Tino Gallery to purchase the wine anytime between 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. These beautiful bottles feature art by Robert A. Tino.

NOC Gift Card
Nantahala Outdoor Center Gift Card

Purchase a gift card from Nantahala Outdoor Center (NOC) this holiday season and NOC will match 20% of your total as a donation to Friends of the Smokies!

From hiking and rafting trips to the newest outdoor gear, boats, footwear, and apparel — this is the perfect package to support your favorite non-profit and fuel your next trip to the Smokies.

Purchase one online HERE or stop by one of their three retail locations in Bryson City, Gatlinburg, or Asheville! (Ends 12/31/19)