I’m hiking the ‘Lost Coast’ in northern california in Mendocino and Humboldt counties in September to support the Trailmixer LGBTQ+ Outdoor Access fund. Can’t wait for this scenic (and challenging) trip! This will be the first time I’ve planned to embark on a backpacking trip! So what better way to do something new than to support LGBTQ+ youth so they have supportive environments and are encouraged to be themselves, develop leadership skills and connect with nature. My efforts will raise money for the Trailmixer’s efforts to help dozens of underserved LGBTQ+ youth to participate in supportive and development programs to provide these youth with the knowledge and confidence to be impactful leaders and implement social changes and thrive in our community.
I ask you to support me with a contribution as you are able, or even just a message of support - these are tough times, and we’re being asked to contribute in lots of ways - no gift is too small! I’ll be honored to receive whatever support you’re able to provide! If you have any questions about what we do, or want to ask me any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask! Hopefully we can learn more about other members of the LGBTQ+ community together through love, support, and inclusion!
In order to maximize your donation, I will cover my own costs for travel, lodging, food and gear for this event.
I look forward to sharing my journey as I embark on this adventure!
Much love, and of course big Devin hugs!
Hello from the Trailmixer Team!
OUT Hiking for Our Community (Trailmixer)* is an organization of hikers that promote climbing events every year to raise money for the Trailmixer Scholarship Fund to provide more safe access to nature for LGBTQ+ youth. Part of the money will also go towards services we provide to our community. Trailmixer believes in the importance of helping kids engage with other LGBTQ+ youth.
Throughout the year, Trailmixer's members and volunteers participate in leadership workshops and community events to help provide kids with tools and skills to grow up with the confidence that they can be whoever they want to be in our society. We are working on developing new nature programs and activities with other factions of the LGBTQ+ community. Our work will grow more with your help.
So will you do it? Will you support us?
In order to maximize your donation, each climber will cover his/her own costs for travel, lodging, food and gear for this event.
In the name of all the participants and partners of Trailmixer, we thank you.
* OUT Hiking for Our Community, Inc. (dba: Trailmixer) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit. EIN# 832-965-468