Giving You Can Feel Good About

Lindsay Clark

Wait… What is Colorado Gives Day?

We’re glad you asked! Over the past nine years, Colorado Gives Day has become a statewide movement. An annual celebration that encourages Coloradans to “Give Where You Live” on a day focused on both celebrating and increasing philanthropy through online giving. Each year, we’re continuously taken back and incredibly grateful for the love and support our local community has shown Outdoor Lab. It’s clear that in Jeffco, we’re family, and your continued support of this wonderful program for more than 62 years is a testament to that.

Giving You Can Feel Good About

Did you know that the Outdoor Lab Schools welcome 7,000 students each year… yes, 7,000… with open arms? As you can imagine, this can strain resources that are crucial to not only the sites, but our students, high school leaders and interns as well.

Just a few weeks ago, we met a student named Sarah at lunch. Initially, she was scared about going to Outdoor Lab because she had never been away from her family for more than one night and didn’t really know anyone in her group.  She then shared that because of her strong bond and new found friendship with her high school leader, she was no longer afraid and was sad that the week was going by so quickly. Because of that leader, Sarah was inspired to comfort other girls in her cabin when they got a little homesick. It was amazing to see that her experience at Outdoor Lab had in fact made HER a leader and helped her forge new friendships.

High school leaders and interns are such an important part of Outdoor Lab and it's up to us to ensure they have the necessary supplies and resources to continue their wonderful work. Last year's Colorado Gives Day contributions made a huge impact and allowed us to provide additional support to high school leaders and interns, contribute critical trail supplies, ensure each site has access to essential safety equipment for students and much more.

Your Colorado Gives Day contribution has a much larger impact than you may realize; a gift that you can truly feel good about.


Celebrate Your Support and Spread the Word!

Colorado Gives Day is December 4th! Join the numerous supporters who’ve pre-scheduled their donation to ensure it’s amplified by a match on Colorado Gives Day. After you’ve scheduled your gift, celebrate your support by spreading the word! This year we are doing something special and we want YOU to be part of it. We’re encouraging everyone to take a #GivingGram or a #GivingSelfie and share it with all of your friends and show how much you love Outdoor Lab!

Tag Outdoor Lab Foundation in your “I Gave” selfie and use the hashtag #LoveForOELS so that we can join you in celebrating your generous gift. Outdoor Lab wouldn’t be the incredible program that it is without YOU.

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