Sharing Days of Caring on Valentine’s Day

Sharing Days of Caring on Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day! On this day known for kindness and caring, we thought it would be fun to share information about our annual Days of Caring. Every year we participate in a service project through the Days of Caring Program to make a difference in the communities where we live, work and play.

Last year we assembled meal packages at  Feed My Starving Children, a nonprofit Christian hunger relief organization whose mission is to feed starving and malnourished children throughout the world. Our team, along with others in attendance, assembled 22,032 meals that were to South Sudan. This was enough food to feed 60 children for one year. Feed My Starving Children is a favorite organization of ours to support.

Everlast Climbing staff at the day of caring event in 2023

In 2020, we hosted a fundraising event to benefit The Access Fund, a not-for-profit rock climbing advocacy group that keeps outdoor climbing areas open and promotes responsible climbing. The event took place at nearby Forgotten Star Brewing Co. and included a taco bar and a film screening of Reel Rock 14, a collection of world premiere rock climbing documentary films featuring Nina Williams, Tommy Caldwell, Alex Honnold and others. The evening was a great celebration of rock climbing with over 70 attendees and nearly $800 was raised. 

Reel Rock 14

In 2015, we donated and installed a Magna® Traverse Wall® in the gymnasium of Kaposia Education Center in South St. Paul, MN. The school serves students from kindergarten through 5th grade and is an authorized International Baccalaureate (IB) School offering the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program (PYP). Everlast Climbing chose to donate a climbing wall to Kaposia to honor the memory of the late Kathleen Kidd, one of the school’s teachers and the spouse of an Everlast Climbing employee. The Day of Caring event was preceded by several Days of Caring in which production staff volunteered time to manufacture the various parts of the climbing wall during breaks and after hours. Everlast Climbing was able to completely donate the climbing wall package thanks to the generosity of its vendors who donated all of the materials. This Day of Caring event was especially meaningful to staff because it honors the memory of a very special person and will benefit children for many years to come.

Everlast Climbing staff on the climbing wall they donated and installed at a school

We have been participating in Days of Caring since 2009. If you would like to see them all, please click here.

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