How Your Gift Helps
Although there are many programs throughout the United States that provide opportunities for the disabled population, Challenge Mountain is unique in many ways. Programs are offered exclusively to individuals living with disabilities and their families. A family-first approach allows families to recreate together which strengthens bonds.
Each year, Challenge Mountain connects over 1,800 children, youth, and adults with special needs to life-enhancing recreational opportunities. Participants gain personal fulfillment through a sense of accomplishment and a feeling of acceptance that translates positively into their everyday lives. Programs are not just about having fun on a boat ride, climbing a ropes course, or skiing down a hill. These experiences create positive individual and group development, while building social and character skills and transforming participants’ views of themselves and their abilities.
Removing the Financial Burden
With the financial and life challenges associated with a disability, we believe that money should not be a barrier to experiencing life. Thanks to the generous support of individual donors, the community, grants from private corporations and foundations, and income generated through the Challenge Mountain resale store, Challenge Mountain programs are offered at little or no cost to participants and their families.
At Challenge Mountain, great things happen together. Join in the effort to connect people with life-changing opportunities.
• Volunteer your time and talents.
• Give your gently used items.
Ways to GIVE
- Donate Online, by Phone, or by Mail
Every dollar donated to Challenge Mountain directly supports adaptive recreational programming.
- Donate Items
Including clothing, household items, furniture, sports equipment, and much more. Hours and details are found here.
- Amazon Smile
Shop through smile.amazon.com and a percentage of eligible purchases will automatically be donated to Challenge Mountain.
- Family Fare Receipts | Direct Your Dollars™
Save your Family Fare Supermarket receipts. Once enough are collected, we can submit the receipts to Spartan for a donation. Challenge Mountain has the opportunity to earn $1,000 from SpartanNash, simply by shopping at Family Fare Supermarket or D&W Fresh Market. Through the Direct Your Dollars program, we can turn eligible receipts into cash for our organization!
Your time is valuable. We welcome volunteers and have a variety of different opportunities from which to choose. View the full list of volunteer opportunities and details.