We are proud to partner with many Non-Profit Organizations. From improving trails, helping kids climb and getting youth outside to explore wild places, these NPOs are passionate about our outdoor community. If you want to consign your items, we offer the option to donate your portion of the profit to any of the non-profits listed below.
Our Non-Profit Organizations are on a rotating schedule to be featured as the "Non Profit of the Month" at the store twice a year. We also have special "10% of sales" donation days where Gear Hut donates a portion of the day's total sales to the featured NPO. Gear Hut is always working to partner with our Non Profits throughout the year on various events such as informational hikes, clean-ups, and tabling.
Friends of Nevada Wilderness - Friends of Nevada Wilderness is dedicated to preserving all qualified Nevada public lands as wilderness, protecting all present and potential wilderness from ongoing threats, educating the public about the values of and need for wilderness, and improving the management and restoration of wild lands.
Great Basin Outdoor School - at Great Basin Outdoor School students are immersed in day trips and multi-day overnight ecology camps in spectacular natural settings on Nevada’s shoreline of Lake Tahoe and other local sites. Students hike, snowshoe, learn local ecology with hands-on standards-based activities, and volunteer on conservation projects. Teachers get professional development courses and young adults get leadership training and experience. Great Basin Outdoor School operates exclusively in Nevada and has served thousands of children and adults as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit since 1998. Children in need are included thanks to generous community support.
Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation - Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation is a private, 501 (c) (3) nonprofit based in Reno, Nevada. Since 2013, the staff and AmeriCorps members have provided the community with educational in-park programs and events that create awareness, appreciation, and stewardship in the over 200 parks of Reno, Sparks, and Washoe County. Our programs and events promote the Healthy Parks, Healthy People: Truckee Meadows initiative. We lead interpretive guided-hikes and walks that teach people about the local biodiversity and history of our parks, provide students from low-income families with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) curriculum in and outside of the classroom, and host community events like our Healthy Parks Healthy People 5K Fun Run & Walk.
Snowlands Network - The mission of Snowlands Network is to protect opportunities for quality human-powered winter recreation and protect winter wildlands. Snowlands Network was established in March, 2001, to advocate for the needs of all those who venture into the winter backcountry in search of peace and solitude, and for the winter wildland environment. We believe that in order to protect our current winter recreation opportunities, and expand them where they are inadequate, we must engage the Forest Service and others in a dialog and in some cases challenge their management decisions. Protecting the winter wildland environment, the natural sights, sounds, fauna and flora, goes hand-in-hand with protecting opportunities for winter recreation. We work with other like-minded organizations to attain our goals.
Farmily - Farmily is guided by the principles of nurturing. Teaching children to care for themselves, the people around them, and their planet helps to create emotionally mature stewards. These stewards in turn have a passion to sustain the Earth's ability to nurture life in a renewable fashion, while embracing the rewarding tastes that come from not only growing delicious food, but fulfilling wholesome responsibilities. This instilled passion promotes biodiversity through enveloping good agricultural practices free from pesticides and chemical fertilizers. Intention, attention, and love are our foundation.
First Descents - First Descents is a recognized leader in outdoor experiential programming. Through outdoor adventures, skills development, and local adventure communities FD improves the long-term survivorship of young adults impacted by cancer and other serious health conditions. Our participants experience free outdoor adventure programs that empower them to climb, paddle, and surf beyond their diagnosis, reclaim their lives, and connect with others doing the same.