Our current cause is a major fundraiser in conjunction with our climb of Pico de Orizaba. All donations go directly to Homeless Garden Project, a non-profit based in Santa Cruz, CA.. Our goal is to raise $4,481, the dollar amount of our feet of elevation gain from hut to summit. This amount is just slightly above the $4,250 needed to purchase a new soil tiller that will greatly expand farm productivity, increase soil utilization, and allow for program growth, culminating in more homeless people being helped though the program.
If you want to donate, receive a tax-deduction, support our trip and fundraising effort, and earn our undying love, please visit our donation page below. All donations will be passed directly onto Homeless Garden Project.
About Homeless Garden Project:
The Homeless Garden Project provides job training, transitional employment and support services to people who are homeless. HGP’s vibrant education and volunteer program for the broad community blends formal, experiential and service-learning. The programs take place in our 3-acre organic farm and related enterprises.
In the soil of our urban farm and garden, people find the tools they need to build a home in the world.
We envision a thriving and inclusive community, workforce, and local food system.
- The capacity of every individual for growth and renewal.
- The joy that comes from growing and sharing healthy food.
- The well-being created by vibrant social and natural ecosystems.
Discover more about what Homeless Garden Project does and who they serve here.
Thank you to all donors and a special thank you to Gardening Unlimited for their amazing $1000 in kind donation to the cause!