Spring 2022 Charity Information

Have fun. Frag hard. Give Back.

Charity work at PDXLAN:

PDXLAN incorporates a charity component into each event it does. Together, attendees as a community aim to reach $30,000 in donations to chosen local charities. Attendees will be able to give to the chosen charity on this page. Attendees will also be able direct their family and friends give to this charity to help raise funds.

Our charity selection process selects only official charities (501 c3) that get the dollars you donate to the programs that need it most.

This Spring 2022 PDXLAN attendees will be raising money for “Forward Stride” – a great local based charity.

The more each attendee raises, the more chances they’ll have to win in the PDXLAN charity raffle at the end of the event. Every $10 donated will get ( 1 ) charity raffle ticket.  Attendees are encouraged to get their family, friends, neighbors, and workplaces involved for this spring’s charity drive. Our community alone can’t raise this much – but by encouraging our community to work at their own micro-drives with the people they know, we can accomplish something great!

Have fun. Frag hard. Give back.

 

About Forward Stride:

Forward Stride’s mission is to enhance quality of life through horse-centered activities and therapies. This means that every program, clinical or not, has the power to have lasting therapeutic benefit to its participants. Their seven programs are organized into three categories of services: Equestrian Sports, Clinical Services, and Personal Development. 

These programs include:

  • Rehabilitation Services
  • Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy
  • Vocational Program
  • Volunteer Program
  • Equine Facilitated Learning
  • Riding Program
  • Vaulting program
    (More details on each program here)

 

Stories of the  work done at Forward Stride:

There are a lot of stories from those who have benefited from Forward Stride here if you are interested. 

I personally recommend the story of Alex, a US Army veteran who encountered a hidden improvised explosive device in Afghanistan.

His story is here.

Attendee Instructions

Step 1:
Read about the charity we are supporting above

Step 2:
Click on the yellow “Donate Now” link at the bottom of this page and click “Make a donation” on the left side of that page.

Step 3:
Use that page to start your donation. You can use Facebook or Google to automatically create an account, or make your own with an email address.

Step 4:
Enter your card information. Do NOT check “Give anonymously” or PDXLAN will not be able to see your name to credit you for your donation.

Step 5:
At the event bring up your email receipt (on phone is fine) to the help desk on Sat/Sun

Friends and Family Instructions

Step 1:
Read about the charity we are supporting above

Step 2:
Click on the yellow “Donate Now” link at the bottom of this page and click “Make a donation” on the left side of that page.

Step 3:
Use that page to complete your donation. You can use Facebook or Google to automatically create an account, or make your own with an email address.

Step 4:
Be sure to put the attendees FULL NAME in the “COMPANY NAME” field in your profile settings so they get credit for your donation. Do NOT check “Give anonymously”