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THANK YOU

Thank you for all of the stoke you’re sharing with us during this challenging time. We are so comforted but the amount of support we’ve received and the amount of support you’ve showed each other….even while we were closed. Members have opted-in, bid on auction items, participated in the Better Together campaign and even donated to the Chalk Bag Fund – and for all of that, we can’t thank you enough.

Over the last few weeks, we’ve seen a different need arise in our neighborhoods and would like to offer up a few other ways to support your community.  There are many organizations right in our backyards that are working towards a more inclusive outdoors. While this is not nearly a complete list of deserving organizations, here are just a few of the organizations we’ve worked with, researched, and given to over the past few years.  Please consider them if you are in a place to financially support your community or have time to volunteer.

Adaptive Adventures
Mission: To provide progressive outdoor sports opportunities to improve quality of life for children, adults and veterans with physical disabilities and their families. 

Big City Mountaineers
Mission: Instills critical life skills in under-resourced youth through transformative wilderness mentoring experiences.

Brown Ascenders
Mission: Increase accessibility of outdoor spaces, outdoor related education and recreation fro BIPOC adults and youths, while cultivating outlets for community representation, and growth.

Latino Outdoors
Mission: We inspire, connect, and engage Latino communities in the outdoors and embrace cultura y familia as part of the outdoor narrative, ensuring our history, heritage, and leadership are valued and represented.

Outdoor Outreach
Mission: To connect youth to the transformative power of the outdoors to realize the positive attitude and behavioral changes help them become happy, healthy and successful adults.

Outward Bound (Colorado, California, Chesapeake Bay)
Mission: To change lives through challenge and discovery.

Paradox Sports
Mission: Dedicated to transforming lives and communities through adaptive climbing opportunities that defy convention.

Vive NW
Mission: To culturally diversify participation in the outdoors and the outdoor sector by empowering all communities to live a more active lifestyle, while creating economic opportunity and a sense of ownership and stewardship towards nature.

Women’s Wilderness
Mission: Support girls, women and LGBTQ+ people in accessing their power and improving their health through outdoor and community connections.

For a full list of from our Giving Program, click here.

In addition, we are going to continue building our Chalk Bag Fund (CBF). The CBF was established in response to the COVID-19 crisis.  It’s a fund that provides direct financial support to the team members in need at Planet Granite, Earth Treks and Movement Climbing + Fitness.  While they gyms may be opening, our team members are still recovering and we’re committed to seeing them through. The Chalk Bag Fund will live on and will be used as a relief fund for team members through the many different life challenges we will face together.

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Again, thank you, without all of you, we wouldn’t be this amazing community that we are lucky to call family!