Thanks to our generous sitters and donors, our Sit-a-thon 2019 raised…

Sit-a-thon 2019

Our Sit-a-thon 2019 fundraiser has come to a close!

With that, we’d like to send a huge thank you to all of our generous donors, and of course, our dedicated sitters. With your help, we exceeded our goal of $15,000 and raised $16,000 for our Best Day Ever Bursary Fund. Every dollar raised will go towards providing bursaries to those in financial need, in order to attend our programs.

Another small step towards Nature For All.

Thank you, thank you, thank you,

From all of us at The Pine Project

Although our fundraiser has come to an end, you can always donate to our bursary fund. 

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About Our Sit-a-thon Fundraiser…

We believe that nature-connection education should be accessible to everyone…

… and not only those who can afford it.

That’s why, every year, we run a fundraiser called the Sit-a-thon. The Sit-a-thon is a peer-to-peer fundraising campaign where participants pledge to sit quietly in nature, for as long as they choose, in order to raise money for our Best Day Ever Bursary Fund.

The Best Day Ever Bursary Fund helps provide families and individuals in financial need the opportunity to participate in p.i.n.e. programs.

Last year’s Sit-a-thon raised just over $13,000 was able to provide approximately 45 bursaries to families and individuals in financial need. This year we’re aiming to do better.

Why sit in nature?

We’ve found that sitting quietly in nature (without distractions), engaging our senses, and observing our surroundings is one of the best ways to learn from nature. This practice is referred to as a “sit-spot” and is one of several core routines of nature-connection that we use in our programs.

This year we have 25 participants who have pledged to sit anywhere from 2 – 24 hours each. Our participants will be sitting for over 100 hours collectively – and each one of them have their own inspiring story connected to the work we do at the p.i.n.e. project.

The importance of nature-connection education…

Nature-connection education is more critical now than ever, especially in urban areas where natural landscapes are becoming increasingly scarce. A growing body of research suggests that people who regularly spend time in nature are healthier and happier – and through direct experience we’ve discovered that they’re also more adaptable, resilient, competent, confident and connected to the natural world.

Through this connection, we inspire them to respect, cherish, and care for the earth. We are empowering the next generation of environmental stewards, problem solvers, and leaders.

At this time, what could be more important?