Online Shopping Benefits The Trail!

Ice Age Trail Alliance, Ice Age National Scenic Trail, AmazonSmile, Online ShoppingThe Holiday Season is in full swing…

For those of you who like to do your shopping online, from the comfort of your recliner, there are THREE ways to benefit the Ice Age Trail Alliance AND get your holiday shopping done!

FIRST:

For those of you who want to spend your money locally, then consider heading over to the Ice Age Trail Alliance store.

Grab a plush Monty the Mammoth for the littlest hiker in your life.

Right now, we’ve got a 60th Anniversary T-Shirts (men’s, women’s, youth) on sale and they are currently paired with their very own Monty the Mammoth. They are also being offered at a stocking stuffer pricing with a 2 for $12.00 deal!

The Thousand-Miler Map and Checklist is a great incentive for someone just heading out on their 1,000-mile adventure!

The Ice Age Trail custom map featuring the work of artist Lisa Middleton is perfect congratulations for the Thousand-Miler or Thousand-Miler Wannabe in your life.

You may also consider items like coffee mugs, hats, and of course, our Ice Age Trail Guidebook,  Atlas, Databook, all items your favorite hiker may appreciate!

Second:

Please consider supporting the retailers who actively support the Ice Age Trail.

REI handsomely supports the Mobile Skills Crew program each year. In 2017 – 2018, grant monies awarded from REI funded our well-received Trailtessa programs! Shopping at REI ultimately comes back to fund important Trail initiatives.

Fontana Sports is also an AWESOME Ice Age Trail supporter, ear-marking proceeds from two of their wildly popular trail runs specifically for the Trail itself. Besides raising much-needed funds for Trail programs, the events help promote the Trail to new audiences.

Wigwam also warmly supports the Ice Age Trail through it’s generous corporate support and plenty of coupons to keep the feet of our Mobile Skills Crew volunteers warm and dry! They even rolled out an Ice Age Trail sock in three color options, check it out!

Sitka Salmon helped fill the bellies of our hard-working Mobile Skills Crew volunteers during the April – October trailbuilding season. Consider giving the gift of Alaskan, fresh-caught salmon. They have a great Holiday Box option right now, or you can sign-up a loved one for a Sitka Salmon Share. It’s a gift the keeps on giving, arriving monthly!

Third:

For those of you who like to do your shopping online, from the comfort of your recliner, and from Amazon.com, then you may want to take advantage of AmazonSmile where Amazon donates 0.5% of eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice (hopefully, the Ice Age Trail Alliance). For example, for every $100.00 you spend online at AmazonSmile, 50 cents is donated to the Alliance.

Remember: in order for a charity or organization to benefit from any Amazon shopping you do, you must use the AmazonSmile portal and here’s how you can do that.

The EXTRA good news is this:  AmazonSmile purchases benefit charities or organizations ALL year long…not just during the holiday season.

Now, with all your shopping done from the comfort of your living room, we hope to see you out on the Trail!

Happy Holidays!