2017 is quickly coming to a close, and
Trees For Tomorrow would like you to consider making a donation to help prepare
today’s youth to be tomorrow’s stewards of our natural world.
Every school that comes through Trees
For Tomorrow’s doors ends their stay by writing thank you notes to the donors
who helped supplement their visit. The notes reflect so many things: Gratitude,
learning, wonder, adventure, and the excitement of overcoming fears and
boundaries. This, I believe, is a testament to the power of immersing kids in
the outdoors. And our donors are an important piece of this recipe for success.
You can help inspire that excitement
by supporting sustainable management of our natural resources through
transformative educational experiences.
year-end donation in the amount of $100 or more will support a child’s
education in sustainable stewardship of our natural resources at a time when
conservation and responsible management is more important than ever before.
Recently I had the opportunity to read a thank you note from a child
who overcame his fears and began to believe in himself and gain self-confidence
by participating in new experiences at Trees For Tomorrow:
“At the beginning of this trip I was very nervous I was on the
verge of tears. But as soon as we started Survival Skills everything changed. I
started to believe that I could accomplish things that I had never really even dreamed
about doing.” -Tyler, Sevastopol
Kids learn a lot at Trees For Tomorrow, and we couple those lessons
with fun outdoor activities that keep students engaged, excited and interested
in what they’re learning. To teach about responsible forest management, we take
students to properly managed forests and show them how to identify trees and
collect a variety of data. To learn about water quality, we teach them to canoe
on local lakes where they take water samples and see the diversity of life that
clean water harbors. To show them how animals flourish in the forests, we teach
them to identify tracks and habitat and ask them to take into consideration
their surroundings. The lessons children learn yield more than just knowledge –
in Tyler’s case, they yield self-confidence as well.
$100 will fully fund a one-night stay with programmingfor a child at Trees For
While we wish we could provide this learning experience for free, the
reality is we can’t. That’s where you
come in. Trees For Tomorrow seeks strong, mutually supportive
relationships with a variety of partner organizations, corporations, campuses,
agencies and individuals to enhance the Trees For Tomorrow experience and
advance the Trees For Tomorrow mission. This
includes you - our supporters who understand the value of exposing kids
to the outdoors, and teaching them how to use our natural resources in a
Experiences at Trees For Tomorrow are accessible to children from all
economic backgrounds and all locales. The lessons they learn here are just as
relevant whether they live in an urban setting or in a suburban or rural
environment. A healthy environment that includes clean water, trees and
wildlife habitat are important no matter where our students come from.
A student from Green Bay recently wrote about how critical the
scholarship support was in allowing him to come to Trees For Tomorrow:
“… Before I came to my new school my brother went to the hospital a
lot! And so we are kinda low on money right now. At my house all of my brothers
have jobs. I have 5 brothers. But, you helped me be able to go to camp! Thank
you so much…”
While this student was forthcoming about his family’s situation, we
know there are many who are not as candid. Schools pay what they can afford to
be able to bring their students to Trees. But there is a gap between what they
can afford to pay, and what it costs us to provide these valuable programs. It’s that gap that we are asking you to
help us fill.
Trees For Tomorrow has been providing educational opportunities to
students for over 73 years. We could not have done this without the support of
people like you. You can continue making a positive impact on the lives of
students by affording them the opportunity to participate in our programs. Your
generosity is a critical piece in spreading the message to the next generation.
Please consider making a
donation of $100 or more. These are some examples of what your support can
$100 – Support a full day of education, lodging and meals for one
$250 – Support a 4-day workshop for one child.
$500 – Provide scholarship support to a school.
$1,000 – Provide transportation support for a school to come to Eagle
$2,500 – Help Trees For Tomorrow change the world!
Reading the thank you notes our students write gives me insight into
how we’re changing lives, one student at a time. I hope you are as inspired by
their words as I am.
donation of $100 or more will make a huge difference in the life of a
student who will take the next step toward being tomorrow’s steward of our
Your support makes a difference! Robin Ginner Executive Director