Saturday, March 12, 2016

Hiking the Grid for Global Fund for Women

Last week, we announced the beginning of an ambitious, long-term fundraiser for the important and female-empowering nonprofit organization Global Fund for Women.

Alex and Sage are in the process of hiking the Grid, which is all 48 of New Hampshire's highest mountains in each month of the year.  That's 576 total ascents (48x12).  They are asking individuals and organizations to each donate a total of $576 dollars.  That donation could be all at once, or it could be spread out over 5-7 years, which is the time it will take the girls to finish the Grid.  Alex and Sage each hope to get 15 individuals/corporations to donate that amount, which would give Global Fund for Women a total of over $17,000.

If you work for an organization that would be willing to contribute, then please share this link with the powers-that-be.  If you yourself would like to donate, then thank you (!), and please click here.  All the money goes to Global Fund for Women, outside of a small processing fee that goes to CrowdRise.  Also, the donation is tax-deductible.

This is going to be a long-term process; if the girls can each get two or three $576 donors a year, then they will reach their goal before they leave for college.

Here is the girls' CrowdRise site, with the fundraising information and the direct link for donations.

Here is Alex's recent blog post announcement.

(Sage will have her own blog when she turns 13 - she is an equal part of this team, but she is not yet old enough for social media).

Thanks, and please help out the girls if you can.

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