Operation Landfall

First let's talk about the non-profit we're supporting and why:

Save the Bay Children's Programs gets thousands of area kids, from Central Falls to Barrington, out on the Bay, learing the Bay and loving the Bay.

Many kids don't have access to Rhode ...

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Thanks for your support in getting more kids out on the Bay!

Extended time! Our deadline has passed but you can still help.

$2,886

29% raised of $10k goal

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Launched Apr 5, 2013
First, about our project, the non-profit we're supporting, and why –

Operation Landfall was first planned simply as an enjoyable month-long excursion to visit all of Rhode Island's 40 islands. It still will be that: we intend to have a lot of fun. But after the school violence in December, we felt the need to do SOMETHING for, you know, the kids. We say that there's no better way to create cultural change than getting kids away from their digital games, and into nature.


Our original plan has taken on new life: whatever publicity this plan generates will flow into funding for Save the Bay Children's Programs. These activities get thousands of area kids, from Central Falls to Barrington, out on the Bay, learning the Bay and loving the time they spend there.


Without these opportunities, many kids would have no access to Rhode Island's most precious natural resource. Learning the Bay is the first step to preserving it. Besides the very important aspect, we know that direct interaction with Nature has transformative and restorative powers for children and adults alike.


Save the Bay's School Programs work directly with teachers to support their in-class curriculum. I wish there'd been something like this to bring Biology out of the textbook and into my hands!



Second, what we need from you –


We're asking for your help. 100% of the proceeds go directly to Save the Bay's Children's programs. You can pledge a dollar amount per island we landfall (which basically means touching with our feet, though we'll be doing much more than that). 50¢ per island would be $20 total. $1 per island would be $40 total. $5 per island would be $200 total, etc.


I'll leave you with 2 requests:


1. Please act now. No dollar donated will be considered too small, or too large. Our goal is $10,000 but I would love to raise $25,000 or $40,000. Hey, why not? These are our kids we're talking about here, and the future of our local ocean.


2. We'd love to hear from folks who can contribute local knowledge of the Bay, be it local folklore, good anchorages, history of particular islands, things to eat on the Bay, etc. We want you to come play with us. Our friends and the-friends-we-don't-know-yet will make this trip richer and better.


Thank you, on behalf of our area kids getting on Narragansett Bay!


-Trip & Dave
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