Donate To Help Alpine Initiatives
JP Auclair, co-founder of Alpine Initiatves, has just launched their new website, Alpineinitiatives.org, and are looking for donations to help their cause in Africa, where JP and crew currently are working. Here is a recent email from JP:
Hello from Kenya,
I’m writing to invite you to check out Alpine Initiatives‘ new web site. It’s been online for about a week but we officially launched it today. We’re already in Africa, working on the same project we started last October and this year you’ll be able to follow our progress through journal entries, as internet is becoming more accessible in Kenya.
We need your help to raise money! (25 Gs to be exact!) Please log on! alpineinitiatives.org, make a donation through the Pay Pal link and try to convince as many people as possible to do the same. We’ll reach our goal if 1250 people make a $20 donation. Mikey, Lisa and I will be working on the Amani Community Home for children orphaned by Aids/HIV for the next five weeks and if we can raise all the money needed to complete the project, the kids will start moving in in mid-August, just in time the school year.
100% of the donations are used to hire local workers and buy the materials needed for the home and garden.
Time is precious at this point and although I didn’t write to each one of you personally, I carefully chose who I sent this email to based on who I knew I can count on. YOU can help us make a huge difference in these kids lives.
Thank you for your time.
Please visit Alpine Initiatives and donate or get the word out!
Time Lapse of the crew working from this July:
About Alpine Initiatives:
Through skiing and traveling, we have discovered a vast network of passionate and engaged people who are ready to take action. Alpine Initiatives was created as a platform to give the snow sports community an opportunity to get together and work on different projects that will have a positive impact on the world we live in.
Alpine Initiatives operates so that 100% of all donations go directly to the projects we are working on. With the help of friends, family and business partners, we have already been able to achieve great things.
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About the author:
Shay Williams is the Managing Editor of Freeskier Magazine. He loves cheeseburgers, the Pittsburgh Penguins and Sweden. He's likely on a plane right now—first class only.