Donate on #GivingTuesday
Badges & Backpacks has been busy lately! The support we have received lately has made it possible for us to begin purchasing items for our Inaugural Ozark Highlands Trail Expedition. We have already purchased 4 backpacks, 1 tent, and 1 sleeping bag. Although it is not enough to outfit an entire hiker, we are excited about our beginnings and are looking forward to this week’s #GivingTuesday.
If you are not familiar with #GivingTuesday, this year it will be held on Tuesday, November 28, 2017. It is a day of giving that helps to kick off the season of charitable giving. This year Badges & Backpacks’ #GivingTuesday focus is to “Fill Our Backpacks.” Our organization has an online Amazon Wish List that includes items to outfit 10 hikers on the expedition. The list includes items like tents, sleeping bags, backpacks, and other necessary items for a week out on the trail. We have also included the option of Amazon Gift Cards for clothing for our participants. Hikers will be given hiking boots, shirts, pants, jackets, socks, hats, and gloves that will be purchased according to their size needs.
Enjoy Cyber Monday and then please consider joining the #GivingTuesday movement. The right hiking gear is needed to help our First Responder “Find Strength Through Nature,” and this is a great way to support our mission.