Attention: NEW TIME AND DATE - WE WILL BE HIKING ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 19th.
This year, we are dreaming big and will be climbing over 14,000 feet to the summit of Mt. Bierstadt to honor and support our dreamers who have much bigger mountains to climb!
Colorado "I Have A Dream" Foundation works with students in under-resourced public schools or housing projects. We offer these "Dreamers" a comprehensive suite of services from early elementary school all the way through high school. After high school graduation, each Dreamer receives guaranteed tuition assistance for higher education as well as continued support on their college journey.
Please support the organization by joining us and/or sponsoring a climber in an effort to allow our students to live out their dreams.
Each climber/registrant is asked to raise at least $250 in sponsorships or donations to support our dreamers, and you as a hiker.
Did you know...
- $78 provides more than five hours of in-the-classroom support to dreamers who need extra one-on-one attention
- $250 supports five dreamers' college visits
- $484 funds 10 dreamers in one of our after school programs for one month
- $1,342 keeps two dreamers in 6 weeks of summer programs. Includes tutoring, communiety service, and enrichment activities.
- $2,500 supports a dreamer for one year. Includes homework assistance, enrichment and college preparation.
NEED TO KNOW...
Your registration fee will secure you a spot on the hike and a spot at the kickoff party on July 25. We'll be collecting donations online via our campaign page.
We are asking each climber to raise $250 or more.
Your donation is what really matters, so think outside the box about who you can go to for support; don't forget to ask friends and family in other states, classmates, and coworkers. Also, don't forget that many employers have a donation matching program and offer PTO for volunteer opportunities.
Once registered, visit our campaign page to raise money for our team! In order to keep track of who is donating on behalf of whom, we'll ask donors to include your name on their donation in the "Special Comments or Instructions" section on the donation form. (Don't worry - this is all documented in the fundraising letter you can use as a starting point.)
We understand that taking time off from work on a Friday might be difficult for many of our hikers (but fighting with the crowds on a Saturday would be much tougher!). If your employer offers Paid Volunteer Days or PTO for Volunteering, we hope you'll condider using it for this event. If not, or if you're not sure, feel free to use this letter to request time off.
After Party: We are having an AMAZING after party on Friday, Aug. 5 at 6 p.m. Raising at least $50 gets you in! Fresh wood-fired pizza, beer, wine, margaritas, live music - all supporting this great cause - which you can bring along friends who aren't fundraising (suggested $50 donation for them). REGISTER.
Thank you for your support and time to help make a difference in these Dreamers' lives.