Thank you! I made it!
September 12, 2016
BENEFITING: VENTURE OUT PROJECT INC
The Venture Out Project is a Massachusetts based organization that designs Wilderness Trips And Outdoor Education by providing a safe and fun way for members of the Queer, Trans and LGBTQI community to get out into the woods and experience the beauty of nature. "We believe that venturing out provides us an opportunity for fun, friendship and even some self-reflection."
People have asked me how they can support me on my Long Trail hike. I am grateful that I have everything I need. I am saving money for my trip, planning and dehydrating my meals, gathering supplies, studying maps and guidebooks. I am deeply appreciative of people's willingness to offer support as I am facing some fears and making some sacrifices to put this dream into fruition. Having the loving support, blessings and encouragement from my community, friends and family inspires me to harness some of this Long Trail energy towards something larger then myself. One way you can support my hike is by learning about and supporting The Venture Out Project.
Getting outside, being in the woods and standing on mountain tops has offered me a higher sense of connectedness and alive-ness. I want to encourage and support others to pursue whatever it takes to feel connected and alive.
"We at The Venture Out Project are committed to providing wilderness trips to anyone within the queer community, regardless of financial constraints. We aim to keep the cost of our trips low, but we know that they still remain out of reach for many members of our community. As a non-profit organization, every dollar we collect in tuition goes directly to program costs, but that still does not cover the complete cost of our operations. Your donation to The Venture Out Project will help provide trans* and queer participants the opportunity to experience the outdoors in a safe, supportive and environmentally conscious way."