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 from the comfort of your living room, 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.

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 2017-2019 edition of the Guidebook and Atlas are enjoying a radical discount.

If you’ve ever wondered what it takes to break a Fastest Known Time (FTK) record, then See You at the Terminus, is a behind-the-scenes look at the teamwork involved.

Second:

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

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.

Granite Gear continued their enthusiastic support for the Ice Age Trail Alliance in 2019 with both donations of products and litter removal through the Grounds Keeper program. Granite Gear gives both products and time, a great combination for the Ice Age Trail! Hint: Their Blaze 60 just won Backpacker Magazine’s Editor’s Choice Gold Award.

REI handsomely supports the Mobile Skills Crew program each year. In 2019, grant monies awarded from REI funded our well-received Trailtessa programs! Shopping at REI ultimately comes back to fund important Trail initiatives.

Seek Dry Goods offers an officially licensed collection of Ice Age Trail t-shirts and accessories from Seek Dry Goods. Every purchase from this special collection supports the Ice Age Trail Alliance. The Trail enthusiasts on your list will appreciate receiving an attractive t-shirt or hoody boasting the iconic yellow blaze or Trail line.

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. Smoked salmon was a well-received, pre-dinner snack and during the height of the fishing season, fresh pacific cod made for an extraordinary fish fry. Give as a gift or enjoy your own share of sustainably harvested seafood and support this Friend of the Ice Age Trail. Use the code IAT20 to receive $25.00 off the cost of your share and $25.00 will come to the Alliance.

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!

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!