Who Do You Hike For?June 1, 2017
Long distance hiking provides a unique opportunity to raise money for a charity. GoHawkeye has been raising money for outdoor adaptive sports since 2007 with over $200,000 in distributed funds. You can get started the way I DID. It’s fairly easy to create a web page and contact your charity about what you’re doing. They will give you the information so that people can donate per mile through a link on your website. You then write posts about your hike and encourage donations.
GoHawkeye fundraising has inspired people like 10 year old friends Anika Parr and Helena Burger to raise money while hiking and biking during their past three summer vacations. They have raised over $15,000 in order to help kids enjoy adaptive sports. These funds have been used to build custom kid handcycles for Oregon Adaptive Sports and Teton Adaptive Sports and also provided support to the special olympics Team San Juan from the Telluride Adaptive Sports Program.
GoHawkeye can help you help us. We encourage other long distance hikers and bikers to designate the GoHawkeye Foundation as the beneficiary of donations pledged. We can set up a custom product page for you on this website, post journal entries, track donations and send out tax receipts. All donations received go to provide outdoor adaptive equipment and outdoor experiences to individuals and adaptive organizations. If interested contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 970-519-1439.