I created this club TIDES (Together In Defeating Environmental Sabotage) at my high school with a friend of mine four years ago for our Model United Nations class. We have essentially tried to do monthly beach clean ups and raise awareness on ocean pollution, something that I am very passionate about. This past year we decided to raise money for an organization as part of our implementation for our project and our club agreed that the Pacific Marine Mammal Center was the best one! They are local and do incredible work for the marine life. Our fundraising this year consisted of a raffle in the fall/winter for two Disneyland tickets, each raffle ticket was only $1.
We also hosted a fundraiser cleanup in the spring
(this being the only cleanup that required a fee) where everyone who participated got one of our t-shirts.
My friend and I just graduated and will be attending Cal Poly SLO in the fall. My major is actually marine science and I am hoping to continue this club up in SLO. We did choose two new amazing guys to take over for the high school club (Jakob Flores and Seth Weber) and I believe they will also be fundraising this year in order to make another donation next year. The TIDES club is happy to support PMMC, again, glad we could help out! TIDES website for more information.
-Posted by Dana Twisk August 2018