REI Donates $100,000 to Local Nonprofit Partners through Facebook® Deals

Nov 8, 2010 9:05 AM ET

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Facebook recently announced the launch of Facebook Deals, which offers customers special promotions when checking in to participating businesses through Facebook Places. REI is one of the participating launch companies, and we're happy to provide an opportunity to introduce more customers to the exciting programs and accomplishments of our nonprofit partners.

Here’s how it works: Beginning today, for every customer who checks in at an REI store through Facebook Places, REI will donate $1 to a selected nonprofit in that community, up to $100,000.   How did we select our local partners? Our stores work with a variety of organizations doing great work in each of our communities. For Facebook Deals, we chose nonprofits that we had existing relationships with through our locally driven grants programs. The money provided to our partners through Facebook Deals will build upon the $3.7 million in grant funding that REI has already supplied to nonprofit partners this year. Each of these organizations is working to preserve the outdoor spaces in their community through volunteerism and service project opportunities.   Here is our (long) list of participating nonprofit organizations (and partnering REI stores):    Alaska 
   Alaska Geographic Association (Anchorage) Arizona                       
   Arizona Trail Association (Tucson)
   McDowell Sonoran Land Conservancy (Paradise Valley, Tempe) California                     
   East Bay Regional Park District (Berkeley, Brentwood, Concord, Fremont) 
   Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy (Corte Madera, San Francisco)
   Heal the Bay (Huntington Beach, Manhattan Beach, Santa Ana, Santa Monica) 
   Landpaths (Santa Rosa)
   National Audubon Society, Inc., dba Audubon California (Arcadia, Northridge)
   Return of the Natives Restoration Education Program (Marina)
   San Bernardino National Forest Association (Rancho Cucamonga)
   San Diego Coastkeeper (Chula Vista, Encinitas, San Diego) 
   Save The Bay (Mountain View, San Carlos, Saratoga)
   Sequoia Riverlands Trust (Fresno)
   Truckee Donner Land Trust (Roseville, Sacramento, Folsom)
   Tuolumne River Preservation Trust (Stockton) Colorado                       
   Colorado Fourteeners Initiative (Boulder, Denver, Englewood, Lakewood, Westminster)
  Colorado Plateau Mountain-Bike Trail Association, Inc. (Grand Junction)
  Trails and Open Space Coalition(Colorado Springs)
  Wildlands Restoration Volunteers (Fort Collins) Connecticut                 
   Norwalk River Watershed Association (Norwalk)
   Riverfront Recapture Inc (West Hartford) Georgia                        
   Park Pride Atlanta Inc (Atlanta, Buford, Kennesaw, Perimeter) Illinois              
    Friends of the Parks (Lincoln Park, Northbrook, Oakbrook, Schaumburg) Maryland                      
    Howard County Conservancy (Columbia)
   Parks and People Foundation For Baltimore Recreation and Parks (Timonium) Massachusetts              
    Idaho Trails Association (Boise)
   The Trustees of Reservations (Boston, Framingham, Hingham, Reading) Michigan                      
    Clinton River Watershed Council (Northville, Troy)
   Huron River Watershed Council (Ann Arbor) Minnesota                    
    Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness (Bloomington)
   Friends of the Mississippi (Maple Grove, Roseville) Missouri                       
   Ozark Trail Association (St. Louis) Montana                       
   Gallatin Valley Land Trust (Bozeman)
  Glacier National Park Fund (Missoula) Nevada             
   Friends of Red Rock Canyon (Boca Park, Henderson)
  Tahoe Rim Trail Association (Reno) New Jersey                  
   New York-New Jersey Trail Conference (East Hanover) New Mexico                  
   New Mexico Volunteers for the Outdoors (Albuquerque)
  Santa Fe Conservation Trust (Santa Fe) North Carolina              
   Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy (Asheville)
  Davidson Lands Conservancy Inc (Charlotte, Pineville)
  Friends of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail Inc (Cary, Durham, Raleigh)
  Yadkin Riverkeeper (Greensboro) Oregon             
   Central Oregon Trail Alliance (Bend)
  Clackamas River Basin Council (Clackamas)
  Tualatin Riverkeepers (Hillsboro, Tualatin)
  Willamette Resources and Educational Network (Eugene)
  Willamette Riverkeeper (Portland) Pennsylvania                
   The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy (Pittsburgh, Settlers Ridge)
  Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association Inc (Conshohocken, Marlton) Rhode Island               
   Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council (Cranston) Tennessee                  
   Friends Of Radnor Lake (Brentwood) Texas               
    For the Love of the Lake (Dallas)
   Heard Natural Science Museum And Wildlife Sanctuary Inc (Plano)
   Hill Country Conservancy Inc (Austin – Downtown, Austin – Gateway, Round Rock) 
   Houston Arboretum & Nature Center (Houston – Galleria, Houston – Gateway) Utah                
   University of Utah – Lowell Bennion Community Service Center (Salt Lake City, Sandy) Virginia                       
   Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay (Richmond) Washington
Cascade Land Conservancy (Southcenter, Tacoma)
   EarthCorps (Alderwood, Seattle)
   Girl Scouts Of Eastern Washington & Northern Idaho (Spokane)
   Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust (Issaquah, Redmond)
   North Cascades Institute (Bellingham)
   Tapteal Greenway Association (Kennewick) Washington DC
Friends of Rock Creek Environment (Rockville)
   Surfrider Foundation – DC Chapter (Bailey's Crossroads, College Park, Fairfax) Wisconsin
Aldo Leopold Nature Center Inc (Madison)
   Ice Age Trail Alliance (Brookfield)   To find your nearest REI, visit our store locator. For more information about our partnerships with nonprofits, visit REI’s stewardship report.

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REI is a national outdoor retail co-op dedicated to inspiring, educating and outfitting its members and the community for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. Founded in 1938 by a group of Pacific Northwest mountaineers seeking quality equipment, REI is committed to promoting environmental stewardship and increasing access to outdoor recreation through volunteerism, gear donations and financial contributions.