THE TIME HAS COME TO LAUNCH THE RIPPLE EFFECT.
LET'S MAKE SOME WAVES & CHANGE SOME LIVES.
November 28th is #Giving Tuesday - a nation-wide initiative that empowers charities to accomplish their missions. It's also the official kick-off for "a week to make waves" - 7 days set aside at GOALS between Giving Tuesday and Colorado Gives Day (December 5th) to launch The Ripple Effect - a new, permanent fund that makes low- or no-cost river expeditions available to exceptional youth from significantly disadvantaged backgrounds.
DAY 1 - A REASON TO MAKE WAVES.
ALL KIDS NEED GOALS - AND WILD PLACES NEED GOALS GRADUATES.
If you're reading this on the screen of your phone or computer, you've likely also just sifted through a significant number of Black Friday and Cyber Monday emails - advertising reduced prices on electronics, jewelry, even vehicles. To some people the reduced prices, free shipping, etc. represent great buying opportunities. To others, they represent frequent reminders of shiny objects that are completely out of their grasp and unattainable.
At GOALS, we're not concerned with whether kids have access to flat screen TVs, diamond necklaces, or shiny SUVs. Our mission has nothing to do with making those things attainable. We are, however, dedicated to ensuring that ALL kids have access to experiences that create long-term belief in themselves and a connection to the wild places where our programs take place.
In the end, ALL kids need GOALS...and wild places need GOALS graduates.
Why is The Ripple Effect so important?
When you throw a rock into water, there's an initial, visible ripple created. The ripple lasts just a short amount of time before it seemingly fades out. In reality, however, that ripple never fully fades - just like the lessons and memories kids take away from GOALS expeditions. In much the same manner, the Ripple Effect fund creates a multi-level "pay-it-forward" structure by first allowing GOALS to create that initial ripple for many children and families who could not otherwise afford the experience, then allowing each of their own ripples to spread throughout their communities for years and years to come.
This week, people in the GOALS family who want to expand the audience we're able to serve can either make their own peer-to-peer fundraising page or contribute to someone who already has. Getting involved in this campaign is incredibly quick & simple - and the power it holds is directly related to the number of people "tossing rocks into their stream of potential supporters."
Let's make waves this week. Please recognize:
1. The immediate potential that GOALS expeditions and the curriculum they're built around have to positively shape numerous lives who have previously have considered this type of experience out of reach.
2. The long-term effects that increased self-confidence, awareness, and connection will have on that same child's friends, family, etc. That's the ripple.
There's no time to waste - we have less than a week to blow this thing up. Jump in now. Make your own waves and know that they'll make ripples - which won't ever fade away.
Our promise to you.
Your fundraising efforts or individual donation will directly increase the number of kids GOALS can serve through The Ripple Effect in 2018. Our unique curriculum and dedicated mentors will blow their minds and provide far more than a river trip.
You make it possible.
We'll make it powerful.