There are several ways you can support Trekkers’ work.
Make a secure online donation to Trekkers.
Shop at AmazonSmile and AmazonSmile will make a donation to Trekkers
Have friends donate to Trekkers in lieu of birthday gifts!
Donate by Mail or Phone
You can make a donation by calling us (207-594-5095) with your credit card information or by sending a check to our office:
41 Buttermilk Drive
Thomaston, ME 04861
Please include a note with any special instructions that you would like us to follow when processing your donation.
Support our Scholarship Fund
The Scholarship Fund was established to ensure that no student is ever turned away from a Trekkers program due to financial reasons. Your investment gives a local student the opportunity to participate in the 6-year Trekkers program year-after-year.
Join our Compass Club
Trekkers’ Compass Club members make monthly donations through the convenience of automatic withdrawal, helping Trekkers secure funding on an ongoing basis and helping us guide the future direction of our students.
Attend an Event
We have several fundraising events throughout the year, including our annual auction, Trekkapalooza Battle of the Bands, and the Thomaston Trek 5K/10K Run & 5K Walk. We hope to see you there!
Support our new Bus Capital Campaign
Trekkers is seeking to raise $100,000 to purchase an additional “mobile classroom.” A third bus would allow Trekkers to further expand its reach to students exponentially; offering even more students the opportunity to explore a world outside the focus of their everyday lives, while being supported by caring adults along a six-year journey in becoming responsible and aware young adults.
There are several ways to volunteer your time and talent (fundraising & events, administrative, expedition mentoring, group mentoring, “one to one” and tutoring). Thanks in advance for your help and positive spirit.
In-kind donations of auction items, services, camping equipment, clothes, and office supplies are key to our success in providing experiential education programs for local youth. Please contact us if you have materials to donate that will be of value for our programs. Our wish list items include: L.L. Bean gift cards (for purchasing outdoor equipment), Thermarest inflatable sleeping pads, non-cotton fleece clothing in all sizes and office products (copy paper, mailing labels, pens, staples etc.).
Gifts of Stock
We are happy to accept gifts of stock. To ensure that your gift is properly attributed, please contact us and state your intent to gift stock, the approximate date of transfer, and type of stock.
If your employer offers a workplace giving option, please select Trekkers as your designated charity. Contact us for more information about workplace giving or to add us to your employer’s menu of approved charities.
Participating in your employer’s Matching Gift Program allows you to double or triple your gift to Trekkers. To participate, please request a matching gift form from your HR department.
Adding Trekkers to your IRA, Will, or Life Insurance Policy is a wonderful way to leave a legacy and impact the next generation. If you are interested in naming Trekkers as a beneficiary, please contact us.
Family Foundation or Donor Advised Fund
If you are associated with a Foundation or Donor Advised Fund and would like to designate Trekkers as a recipient of a grant/donation, please contact us.
Trekkers is a non-profit 501( c )(3) organization, and all donations are tax deductible. Tax ID # 01-0537500