Please Support us and our causes
Support our Scholarship Fund
Please consider contributing toward a scholarship that Pack, Paddle, Ski (PPS) has set up in our name to help cover our travel costs and climbing fees. We can't go without asking for help--and we need to climb to raise money and awareness for kids who need our help. This climb is our catalyst for change in this world.
We are taking time off of work and school for this and we will dedicate ourselves to our causes. We are also giving ourselves to PPS in whatever ways we can. We joined its 200 Club (which is dedicated to pursuing adventures that do good in this world) and we will volunteer for PPS service days to help alleviate some of the costs involved.
Please contact us for a sponsorship proposal customized for your organization.
Our scholarship goal: $10,000. Learn about how to donate here.
Give to Golisano Children's Hospital
Our lives have been touched in many ways by Golisano Children’s Hospital. Over the years, the hospital has been there for us to fix broken bones, treat persistent coughs, and fix things that need fixing. But the hospital has done so much more for the people we love.
Golisano and its doctors, nurses, and staff provided loving care to a small child who stole our hearts from the day she was born. She was the daughter of dear friends of ours and a twin sister, too. She was a sweet butterfly who flew by the name of Jessica Stewart Olin.
Jessie was born with Tetralogy of Fallot, a cardiac pulmonary condition. The disease has varying degrees of severity and complications. For her, the disease was associated with DiGeorge Syndrome which is caused by the deletion of a small piece of a chromosome. This is a rare and very complex disorder.
Jessie succumbed to her disease 10 years ago. To this day, every day, we pray for Jessie and her family--Charlie, Baylie, Rachel, and Jack. When we see happy bouncy children, reflect on joyous memories, or just glimpse a butterfly flutter by, we think of her.
We so wish to raise money to help children like Jessie and their families. Dollars raised will support the Jessica Stewart Olin Endowment Fund and will be used to help kids and families with the greatest need.
Our fundraising goal for Golisano: $10,000. Stay tuned for a donate link soon! Or if you'd like to send a check , please contact us.
Build an Education Fund for Raziki's Twin Daughters
Over the years, PPS has established scholarship funds for the children of a handful of the porters who climb with them. Just a tiny bit of support makes a huge difference in their lives. Many of these children have completed their primary and secondary school education and many have gone on to college--all because people cared and donated a few dollars.
Education is the great key to life’s promise and potential, and we can give it to these two children.
Aziza and Aisha are the twin seven year old daughters of Raziki, a man who’s climbed with PPS for years and is the group's extraordinary and beloved cook. Check out these girls--their smiles are as big as Kili itself!
Our fundraising goal for Raziki's girls: $2,000. Please donate here.
Large photo of Mt. Kilimanjaro courtesy of Paul Garsin