When the Keystone Science School put out a call for winter gear donations, the employees of Breckenridge Grand Vacations jumped into action.
“Many of our program participants aren’t adequately prepared for Summit County’s winter weather, explains Kristin Williams, Keystone Science School’s Development Director. “By having extra gear on hand, like jackets, rain coats, water bottles, we can better serve all of our campers that want to experience Summit County’s great outdoors.”
Breckenridge Grand Vacations’ new Community Impact department organized the gear drive, which generated over $2,500 in donations and included over 100 unique items.
Emily Kimmel, BGV’s Sustainability Manager, explained, “We did outreach to our owners and all BGV employees about the drive. The gear drive had a dual benefit in that it saved over 100 items from the landfill, and also equipped kids with the gear they need to enjoy the outdoors, even in tough conditions.”
Each year, the Keystone Science School serves over 1,500 students in day camps, overnight camps, and outdoor education field trips. Visit the Keystone Science School’s website to learn more about their programs.