Please Support us and our causes
Please consider contributing toward our causes. In addition, Pack, Paddle, Ski (PPS) has set up a fund in our name to help us 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. For more on our PPS fund and to donate to it, please visit 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, when she was five. To this day, every day, we think of 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. This climb is our tribute to Jessie.
How to Donate
We intend to raise a minimum of $5,000 but hope to raise $10,000. While we work out a unique electronic donation option with the hospital, you can send a check to the following address. Thank you for your support!
Golisano Children's Hospital
300 E. River Road, Suite 212
P.O. Box 278996
Rochester, NY 14627
(Please be sure to note on the memo line that your donation supports the "We Climb for Kids" campaign.)
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: $1,800. Please donate here. You will be taken to Journeys of Solutions (JOS), an organization affiliated with PPS. JOS is committed to enriching lives around the world through projects like this one for Raziki's children. In your donation, please note that you are supporting Raziki/We Climb for Kids. Thank you!
Large photo of Mt. Kilimanjaro courtesy of Paul Garsin