Our 1st and 2nd Annual Washington II Washington trips were huge successes, but we urgently need your help to make it happen again in 2012! Thank you in advance for your amazing kindness and generosity.
There are three crucial ways you can lend your support:
1) Contribute to our Trip Fund at IndieGoGo!
We are trying to raise $6,000 to cover the remaining trip expenses — van rentals and gas, primarily, plus other camping gear and travel costs. ANY amount is hugely appreciated!! Besides the knowledge that your contribution has helped bring this trip to life, you will receive awesome Thank You gifts from us — check out the Perks section at our IndieGoGo fundraising page. Please see below for a complete list of the gifts we’ll be sending out to all who help. Remember, all contributions go directly to the kids to cover the cost of their trip. All staff members and trip leaders participate on an unpaid, volunteer basis.
You can also send a check in any amount payable to ‘Washington To Washington.‘ Checks can be sent to:
- Washington II Washington
- 728 East Edgeware Road
- Los Angeles, CA 90026
2) Sponsor a hiker!
The cost of food, lodging, and supplies for each of these kids is $200, and we’re actively looking for individuals, groups, and businesses who are interested in becoming sponsors. (We can match you with other co-sponsors if you’d like to contribute but cannot offer the full $200.) If you’re interested in helping one of these hikers make a trip to the mountains of West Virginia this summer, just find which unsponsored hiker you’d like to sponsor (you can see them on our Hikers page) and drop a note when you contribute on the IndieGoGo fundraising page!
3) Spread the word!
If you believe in our mission and the value of this trip, we ask you to please help us spread word to others in your life who might also be interested in supporting Washington II Washington. This is just our third Washington II Washington hike, and getting word out about the trip and the ways people can help is really critical. Here are some ideas for spreading the word:
- Email your friends and family about the trip, and include a link to WashingtonToWashington.org, our short YouTube video, and IndieGoGo fundraising page.
- Post a link to WashingtonToWashington.org, our YouTube video and our IndieGoGo fundraising pageon your Facebook or Twitter page.
- Let us know about media outlets (daily newspapers, weeklies, radio stations, etc.) who can help us get word out, especially if you or someone you know works at a media outlet.
- Blog about Washington II Washington.
- Let people know about Washington II Washington when you’re at the pool hall, barbershop, library, bar, and church.
Your help in casting a wider net and spreading word about the trip is hugely valuable and extremely appreciated.
Thank You Gifts!!
As a small token of our massive appreciation, we will be sending special Thank You gifts to everyone who contributes– everything from photos, personal Thank You cards from the kids, autographed books, and more! Check out the offers in the Perks section on the right-side of our IndieGoGo fundraising page.
We are grateful for gifts of any amount, so please give whatever you can. Even $5, $10, and $15 are deeply meaningful — every dollar counts!
Any questions? Email us at WashingtonToWashington@Gmail.com