Take a stand & have a seat!

Take a stand & have a seat!

Read more about Primitive Pursuits on their website.

What do all the great “stewards of the earth” have in common? John James Audubon, Roger Tory Peterson, Rachel Carson, Jane Goodall – they all spent A LOT of time outdoors! Join us in giving the young people of our community a chance to continue their legacy: embark on the “Sit Spot Challenge“. (“What’s a Sit Spot?“)

The Sit Spot Challenge begins on Saturday, October 15th (you can continue to find sponsors through out your challenge period). Our goal is to raise $15,000 in scholarship funds to offer children from low-income families the opportunity to get outdoors and into the woods with Primitive Pursuits!

Launch a Sit Spot Challenge!
Already know how?

Set a goal for yourself. You can commit to a 10, 20 or 30-day Sit Spot Challenge – choose your own adventure! How much money would you like to raise? What amount would make your effort meaningful to you? Once you’ve decided on your challenge and fundraising goal, you’re ready to find sponsors. We encourage you to ask each person to donate $1 a day (a one-time donation of $10, $20, or $30). The more sponsors you get, the more money you will earn for each day you are out there. You will set up a fundraising page where your sponsors can donate and find updates about your challenge. Each time someone pledges to sponsor you, you’ll let them know how to find your blog and make their donation. If you take on a 20-day challenge and decide to keep going for 30 days, you can continue seeking new sponsors while updating those who are already supporting you. (How it Works)

Make sure you’ve found a spot that works for you before the challenge begins – you’ll be spending lots of time there! You also may need to convey to your sponsors just how challenging this can be, and having done it first might give you some stories to tell. Your sit spot is also a great place to practice your sales pitch. Remember, you are not only doing this for yourself, but also to provide awesome nature experiences to kids who otherwise might never get the chance.

Any amount you bring in will contribute to life changing experiences for urban and low-income kids from Tompkins County, and will bring smiles to many faces. Just as importantly, this is also your chance to make a direct change in the world – just by letting people know how important the world is – to you and all the kids out there.

Make a stand for nature, for yourself, and for our community! Best of luck!

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$2,855 raised
$15000 goal

Ithaca, NY
14 Champions
76 Contributions
Campaign Complete.