Adventures for All Seasons:
Join Our Monthly Giving Circle at Trips for Kids
Support the mission of Trips for Kids Ottawa by becoming a monthly donor. Your recurring contribution creates lasting impacts, helping the youth we serve develop skills, gain environmental awareness, and build positive relationships through outdoor adventures.
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Empowering Outdoor Adventures: What Your Donation Supports
Our vests showcase donors logos to identify your company as well as our own. Each week more than a dozen adults volunteer as outing leaders, vests help to identify trusted leaders quickly.
Today we have only one paid staff. Fair salaries help us maintain a committed team, ensuring that Trips for Kids can continue empowering disadvantaged youth.
Equipment + Repairs
We don't do anything half way, we ride our bikes hard and encourage our kids to learn to fix them. Equipment and repair covers everything from bike repairs and washes, helmets, maintenance, winter gear and even the notorious office supplies.
These ones are a little boring but always necessary. Keeping our kids safe is our number one priority, so staying up to date on all training and certifications is extremely important to us. Working alongside us is our insurance, trainings and supplies.
Thank you WLS Plumbing, David & Pierre for helping feed our riders. Many participants get their first food of the day in our programs. Trips for Kids prides itself on its ability to provide healthy homemade food.
There are many more expenses that go into running our powerful organization but we hope this gives you a unique look inside and understanding.
Rohan was first hesitant to sign up, as he had never been on a mountain bike and was worried about keeping up. After deciding to give it a try, he quickly found himself surrounded by a supportive community of peers and mentors who encouraged him every step of the way.
Rohan became a regular participant in the program and over time his confidence grew. Being a part of something larger than himself allowed Rohan to pursue his passions without fear of judgement and build his self confidence. Around year 4 Rohan began to take on leadership roles within the organization, helping to plan and lead group rides and volunteering at fundraising events. The program helped him discovered a love of outdoor sports and physical activity that would stay with him for life.
Rohan started to train in karate and eventually competed at the national level, earning multiple medals and accolades along the way. Today, he has graduated honours BSc in Translational and Molecular Medicine while competing on the rugby team all at the University of Ottawa.
Looking back on his journey, Rohan is grateful for the opportunities that Trips for Kids provided him, and for the mentors and friends who supported him along the way. He credits Trips for Kids with helping him to develop the skills and confidence he needed to succeed in school and in life. He recommends that all kids join the program or get involved within their local community.
Donating your time to Trips for Kids is a wonderful way to support our mission of empowering youth through outdoor experiences. As a volunteer, you can make a lasting impact on the lives of young people, introducing them to the joys of mountain biking, hiking, and other outdoor activities. Our volunteers play a vital role in helping us provide safe and memorable experiences for our participants, and we are grateful for the time and energy they give. With your help, we can continue to offer life-changing experiences to youth across our communities.
Donating resources to Trips for Kids is a powerful way to support our programs and help us continue to make a positive impact on the lives of youth. We rely on donations of bike parts, bikes, helmets and more to keep our programs running and to ensure that every participant has access to safe and functional equipment. Your donation can make all the difference for a child who might not otherwise have the opportunity to ride a bike or experience the joy of the great outdoors.Thank you for considering a donation of resources to Trips for Kids.
Current asks: New/ gently used mountain bikes, handlebar grips, tubes, medical supplies.
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