CAN YOU HELP?
We want to go camping...and our teens and the MFC need equipment!
Masks will be supplied, temps taken and social distancing will be enforced.
We're gearing up - quite literally - to take 15-20 teens on a 2 night camping trip (includes river time)!
Our fearless leader and Outdoor Afro Iowa-Wisconsin Leader, Jackie Hunter, is the human cool (and brave ?? ) enough to lead the charge with her team of MFC Staff and AmeriCorps Members.
Hey Dana Livingston-We're trying to keep the tradition alive AND we're trying to get equipment for 2020 and beyond. ??
Camping and outdoor activities need to be a part of our regular programming at the MFC and we need your help to "fill our coffers" and create a sustainable program for our curious, under-resourced teens. For most, if not all of our teens, this will be their first camping experience.
We can not accept borrowed items (for a variety of reasons) but will gratefully take a donation of new or gently used items...or cash to buy items. Any size donation is needed and appreciated. See list of items below.
SPONSOR A TEEN?
Can you, or maybe you with a group of friends/co-workers, help sponsor a teen? A donation of $150 will cover the equipment needed for 1 teen. This includes: tent, sleeping bag, camp pillow, mess kit, lantern, nature journal, towel and wash cloth.
ALL OF THE FUNDS WILL GO TOWARD EQUIPMENT/SUPPLIES (not the camp site, not staffing) but for equipment we will maintain for future use.
LIST OF NEW OR GENTLY USED ITEMS NEEDED:
(we cannot accept borrowed items)
-Mess Kits (plate, knife, fork, spoon, bowl)
-Notebooks (nature journals)
-Cast Iron Pans
-Cooking and Grilling Utensils
-Gallons of Water
-Arts & Craft Projects (nature inspired)
HOW TO DONATE?
Online: - via our PayPal account at www.mfcdbq.org/get-involved) Under "Add special instructions to the seller" type Camping
Checks: mail or drop off in our mailbox (to the right of MFC main door): MFC, 1157 Central Ave., Dubuque, IA 52001
Contact Sarah Petersen, Assistant Director to arrange safe pick-up or drop-off procedures.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org (there is no "n" on last name)
Call or text 563-690-6042
Please donate or contact Sarah by July 31st. Thank you for your support!!