HIKE-A-THON

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Join us for our 18th annual Hike-a-thon fundraiser!

Our 18th annual Hike-a-thon will take place virtually, October 10th-24th, 2020.
The Hike-a-thon is Eagle Eye's biggest fundraiser of the year, and we rely on individual donors like you to help us continue our work. Now more than ever, nature is an important force for healing, connection, and inspiration. If you have benefited from nature this year, consider hiking or donating so that more young people can have access to the benefits of nature.
Every donation will be matched by two anonymous donors up to $15,000, doubling your impact!
To participate:
1. Register as a hiker, so we know when you plan to hike and your fundraising goal.
2. Ask others to sponsor your hike with a personal message (find a template below) and share a link to donate on Paypal or Facebook. You may also create your own Facebook fundraiser for Eagle Eye.
3. Hike anytime during the event and share your photos on social media. Tag Eagle Eye and follow and use #Hikeathon2020 to connect with the community. For non-users of social media, email photos to us at nature@eagleeyei.org.
4. Help raise awareness by liking and sharing our Facebook and Instagram posts leading up to and during the event.

Help us ensure equitable access to nature for all youth. Register or donate today!

Sponsorship Template:
Dear friends,
This fall, I’m hiking for Eagle Eye Institute. Eagle Eye is a nonprofit organization offering opportunities for youth from urban communities to learn about, make connections with, and be inspired to protect the natural environment. I support Eagle Eye because               . I will be hiking on (date) at (location). Please consider sponsoring my hike with a donation to Eagle Eye and help me reach my fundraising goal of $      (link to PayPal or Facebook fundraiser). Every donation will be matched up to $15,000, doubling your impact! (If applicable to your audience, include a check option: Make checks payable to Eagle Eye Institute and mail to P.O. Box 440481, Somerville, MA 02144.)
Check out Eagle Eye’s work with Holyoke youth in this five-minute video, https://vimeo.com/339402413, and learn more on their website, https://www.eagleeyei.org/hike-a-thon.
Thanks for your support!