In the winter of 2016-2017, I used my trek across New Zealand to raise money for the Colorado Outward Bound School Gruffie Scholarship, which is for young women (ages 16-25) who would like to go on a course but may not be able to afford it. I have worked for COBS for four years now and I have witnessed how our students are introduced to that same incredible feeling on our courses.
My goal was to raise $8,000, which is enough to send two students on either a 22-day course or a 15-day course. I figure I am one and if I can affect two then the influence of this small endeavor will ripple outwards exponentially.
Although I surpassed my goal and have finished the hike, I have left the donation page up. If you would like to donate, you can do so through this Crowdrise account or by a check made out to: Colorado Outward Bound School (For: Gruffie Scholarship)
And mailed to:
Colorado Outward Bound School
5161 Sheridan Blvd
Denver, CO 80212