When I Founded Sapphire Trail earlier in 2016 I knew I wanted to give back. As a former teacher in an urban school, I know how few of our nation's kids ever get to experience some of our most treasured places. It was important to me that a percentage of Sapphire Trail's profits would support not only the preservation of the parks, but also getting kids into the parks too.
When you purchase a product with Sapphire Trail's Designs, 10% of our profits will be given back to causes we are personally passionate about. We will continue towards our giving goal in 2017 to the following organizations.
1. National Park Foundation
Visiting 15 National Parks Services sites this summer left me with such gratitude for those who fought for places like Yellowstone, Sequoia, Badlands, and more to be set aside for our enjoyment. But parks can be expensive to operate and maintain. By giving to the National Park Foundation, you are supporting educational and preservation programs in some of our nations most beloved places! The NPF directly supports the National Park Service.
2. Outward Bound
Outward Bound, founded by educator Kurt Hahn, is a non-profit educational organization that serves people of all ages and backgrounds through challenging learning expeditions that inspire strength of character, leadership and service to others, both in and out of the classroom. Donations to Outward Bound help fund scholarships for students who would otherwise be unable to take part in such life-changing experiences!
My goal is to be able to donate $5,000 to causes that align with my personal passions. This means the non-profts we support may change periodically to highlight other organizations too. I can't wait to team up with you to reach this goal!
Founder & Creative Director