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Discover Outdoors Foundation's Fundraiser:

Great Kids Great Outdoors

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THE STORY:

The Discover Outdoors Foundation will provide thousands of outdoor experiences to hundreds of kids in the coming school year, but we need your help to do it. We have a goal to raise $30,000 for our fall programs, and we've raised half of that already from foundations and corporations.

Here's what the funds will accomplish this fall:

  • Provide 1,300 outdoor experiences to urban students in NYC -- from hiking and kayaking to rock climbing and fishing -- representing 7 schools and 80 outdoor trips
  • Create Summit Club NYC, a new after-school outdoors club in two high schools
  • Take 15 kids on their first-ever overnight camping trip

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A Letter from Kirk Reynolds

Board Chairman, Discover Outdoors Foundation

 

Subject: Getting Great Kids into the Great Outdoors


 

Dear Friends,

 

Last week we wrote to you about G., one of the three students we sent to summer camp on a full scholarship this year.  “Camp will always be in my heart for the rest of my life.” And she hand-wrote a poem about her life-changing experience in the Adirondacks.

 

What if you could help send more urban kids to camp? Get more inner-city kids outdoors right now? Make a real, meaningful difference in the life of one great kid, or more?

 

This fall we’re launching a new campaign -- GREAT KIDS GREAT OUTDOORS -- and we’re asking for your help (your *actual* help, not just donations; please read on).

 

My first outdoor adventures were in the seemingly endless woods of Missouri, where I grew up taking long hikes with my parents, experiences that shaped me early in life and remain a huge part of who I am today. It’s important to me personally to give back to less-fortunate kids so that they can experience the great outdoors too.

 

The Discover Outdoors Foundation is on track to provide thousands of outdoor experiences to hundreds of kids in the next few months. We have already raised over 50% of our goal for our fall programs -- hiking, fishing, kayaking, camping, and so much more -- and we need your help to get it done.

 

So, what can you do? Here’s where it gets fun.

Give your birthday Great Kids Great Outdoors cause

Run/walk/bike for the cause, or hike the Appalachian Trail

Add the cause to a wedding or baby shower registry

Get creative! Create a dare to make your friends laugh (shave that beard already, or grow a new one for the cause)

The individual or team that raises the most during our GREAT KIDS GREAT OUTDOORS campaign in the next 30 days will receive:

 

VIP admission for your team to and special recognition at our 2nd birthday party on October 23 at Brooklyn Brewery.

Two spots on an upcoming outdoor adventure day trip in the NYC area.

All the love and recognition you can handle on our social media channels.

 

Every $25 donated means one more great kid will get to experience the great outdoors this fall.

 

I’d love to hear your personal outdoor story, and to let our camper, G., know that there are tons of people out there who want to help GREAT KIDS start a GREAT OUTDOORS story of their own.

 

Thank you.

 

Kirk Reynolds

Board Chairman, Discover Outdoors Foundation

 

P.S. Your tax-deductible donation today means a deserving inner-city kid gets to have an outdoors experience tomorrow -- one to cherish for life. Thanks for your help.

 

P.S. Your tax-deductible donation today means a deserving inner-city kid gets to have an outdoor experience tomorrow -- one to cherish for life. Thanks for your help.

 

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To This Fundraiser

$9,313

MONEY RAISED
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  • Jefferson Li

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Demetris Giannoulias

    $500

  • Chris Harrison

    $75

  • Kathy Marryat

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $1,000

  • Karin Lundell

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • M.B.

    $60

  • Pidge and Mabel

    $50

  • Oktoberfest

    $6,893

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62% Raised of $15,000 Goal

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The Team: $9,313 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Discover Outdoors Foundation

Amount Raised

$7,188

 

48% Raised of $15,000 Goal

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Beth Harrison

Amount Raised

$2,125

Donor Comments

Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest

DONATION: $6,893

4 years ago

Pidge and Mabel

Pidge and Mabel

DONATION: $50

Love our hound hikes with parents 4 years ago

M.B.

M.B.

DONATION: $60

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

4 years ago

Karin Lundell

Karin Lundell

DONATION: $100

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Anonymous

DONATION: $1,000

4 years ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $500

4 years ago

Kathy Marryat

Kathy Marryat

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Chris Harrison

Chris Harrison

DONATION: $75

4 years ago

Demetris Giannoulias

Demetris Giannoulias

DONATION: $500

4 years ago