Support The Trail Blazer Youth Series!

$530 of $2,500 goal

Raised by 11 people in 38 months
Deva Carolina L W
for Womens Well Being And Development Foundation
  ASHEVILLE, NC
The Trail Blazers program takes 10-12 children aged
8-15 from the housing community of Hillcrest and 3-5 adults out on safe, guided hikes into the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains four times per week on a four week series beginning in June and
ending in July. The next series with 10-12 new children and three to five
new adults begins in July and ends in August, for a total of 20-24 children and 6-10 adults and a total of 30 hiking excursions, plus 4 days of swim tests.


The goals of this project are to help participants develop relationships with the outdoors that will encourage them to continue to pursue these types of healthful experiences beyond the series, to increase participants' levels of fitness and self confidence, and to increase participants' education around the natural world and their swimming ability.
We know that this approach is an effective way to reach these goals based on the body of corroborating research and also because of the experiences of the participants of this series last summer. When we began the series, only two participants (out of 33) had ever been on the hiking trails in the mountains, and most of the participants were lacked confidence about the natural world. By the end of the series all participants had developed a
real love for the outdoors, had become more knowledgeable about local plants and trees, and many had noticeably lost weight. Only three participants were able to swim at a level that might be considered proficient when we began the series, but by the end of the series nearly every single participant had become at least semi-proficient in the water.
Please help us keep this awesome program going. We appreciate your time, energy, and support so very much.
And please check us out online or Facebook as well!


http://wwd-f.org/
https://www.facebook.com/WWDFAsheville
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Update 18
37 months ago
Thank you to Martha Nell and Earl Hinebaugh who contributed to the Trailblazers series by check today!
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Update 17
37 months ago
Thank you to two anonymous donors who mailed in checks for our Trailblazers hiking series! These checks and others which have been mailed in are not able to be reflected in the total amount raised listed on our gofundme page, but altogether we have actually raised $1,530, which is 61% of our goal! We are almost there! We have less than $1,000 left to raise in order to fund our entire hiking program this summer!
Tahti on the Art Loeb trail!
Desmond and Karen at the Laurel River!
Exploring the cave at Douglas Falls!
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Update 16
37 months ago
Thank you to Harriet Styles and Margot Cain for their donations to the hiking series! We love our community of supporters, and are so appreciative of all contributions, both large and small!
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Update 15
37 months ago
Thank you to Marianne Mooney for your support of the Trailblazers hiking program!!!
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Celia Hinebaugh
38 months ago

This is such a fun and beautiful program, and is free to all the children and adults from public housing who attend each year! Last year we hiked over 60 miles, and two dozen children either learned how to swim or greatly increased their swimming ability. Thanks for checking out our page, and we so appreciate your contribution!

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$530 of $2,500 goal

Raised by 11 people in 38 months
Created May 24, 2013
Deva Carolina L W  
  Charity   ASHEVILLE, NC
All funds raised go directly to:
Womens Well Being And Development Foundation
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  Asheville, NC
Tax ID: 352307069
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$99
Anonymous
38 months ago
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$24
Roberta L Powers
38 months ago
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$20
Susanne Malles
38 months ago
$50
Anonymous
38 months ago
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$99
Donna E mcDonald
38 months ago
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$50
Stacey Bailey
38 months ago

You are doing great work! Happy to help you meet your goal. "Kids grow better outside"

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Anonymous
38 months ago
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$24
Ami Worthen
38 months ago

Happy to support.

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$20
Brandee C Boggs
38 months ago
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Tony Beurskens
38 months ago

Too cool! Can we get a GO member to be a crew leader/mentor? Could be a good match!?

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Celia Hinebaugh
38 months ago

This is such a fun and beautiful program, and is free to all the children and adults from public housing who attend each year! Last year we hiked over 60 miles, and two dozen children either learned how to swim or greatly increased their swimming ability. Thanks for checking out our page, and we so appreciate your contribution!

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