Through a new program, REI co-op members can help REI decide how to invest $1 million in local stewardship projects.
This year, the co-op will surpass $100 million invested in the outdoors. To celebrate, REI is launching the Loving Our Local Outdoors initiative to offer co-op members across the country a chance to help local nonprofit organizations near all of our 154 stores. Over a four-week period, REI members visiting all REI stores can help REI decide how to invest $1 million.
Here’s how the program works:
Members who make an in-store purchase at Chattanooga REI between March 7 and April 8, 2019, will get a token at the register. They will be invited to choose among three local stewardship projects, our beloved Mountain Creek Park project being one of them.
Rest assured, there are no losers here. All participating nonprofit partners will receive funding based on the number of tokens allocated to a project in our area.
But, if you want to support downhill mountain biking, bouldering, and hiking just minutes from city center, visit REI Chattanooga between now and April 8th and choose SORBA Chattanooga Mountain Creek Road project!
Not a member, here’s how to join.