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.
Sierra Climbing Team - Sierra Climbing Team is a youth competitive non-profit climbing team based in Reno, NV. SCT trains dedicated young climbers to become accomplished competitors using a holistic approach. We instill a lifelong love of climbing and a responsibility to the climbing community beyond competition.
SPCA of Northern Nevada - The SPCA of Northern Nevada was established by volunteers in 1998 as Nevada’s first no-kill animal shelter. Our mission is to be an innovative regional leader in responsible treatment of homeless dogs and cats, primarily through their rescue and placement in forever loving homes, and by promoting spaying and neutering to control pet overpopulation. We accomplish our mission with dedication to our core values and a lifetime commitment to our animals. We focus on rural rescue – serving the outlaying areas of community, in order to help all of northern Nevada become a no-kill community. We firmly believe there is a person for every pet and we are dedicated to saving the lives of homeless pets. What we do matters. We appreciate your support!
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.
Sierra Club Great Basin Group - Our Great Basin Group motto is "We Get You Outdoors" Although we cover the high desert of the Great Basin, our outings also visit the northern Sierra Nevada and places farther. With so many wonderful places to hike and explore nearby, it's no wonder that our group has one of the most active outings schedules in the Sierra Club. Our program has attracted many people to become outings leaders who have then introduced thousands to beautiful places around us. In between our enjoyment of the outdoors, we advocate for conservation measures to protect the natural resources in our area and promote the use of our abundant, renewable geothermal and solar energy sources in Nevada.
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.