Golden, Colo. (December 20, 2017)— Thermacell Repellents, Inc., an innovative manufacturer of area mosquito repellents and other insect control solutions, has donated $20,000 to Big City Mountaineers (BCM). Through it’s fundraising initiative, Summit for Someone, a group of Thermacell employees climbed Mt. Washington, the highest peak in the Northeastern United States to help BCM facilitate transformational wilderness experiences for under-resourced youth.
Thermacell matched donations of employees and family members whom raised $10,000 to climb Mt. Washington in honor of Big City Mountaineers. “Thermacell’s gift goes beyond its monetary value,” says Bryan Martin, executive director of BCM. “The climb demonstrates a deep understanding of our vision at BCM to enable all youth to experience the outdoors, regardless of their socio-economic backgrounds. We would love to see other companies embrace Summit for Someone climbs as an opportunity to make a large impact for BCM youth while fostering deeper and lasting relationships within their own organization.”
Since its inception in 1990, BCM has sent nearly 10,000 youth on week-long backpacking trips that foster critical life skills like decision-making, goal-setting and bolstering self-esteem. Big City Mountaineers now offers trips to underserved youth in ten metropolitan areas including Denver, San Francisco, Minneapolis, Chicago, and Boston.
The organization’s fundraising initiative, Summit for Someone, gives more people the chance to fundraise for BCM while completing a rewarding climb like Mt. Washington. The program offers assisted climbs from an impressive list of peaks around the country, allowing participants to experience the comradery and transformative power of a tough climb while ensuring a similarly challenging outdoor immersion for youth at BCM.
“The Mt. Washington climb resulted in a great partnership,” says Steve Hill, CEO of Thermacell. “It was an inspiring experience for our employees, which drove comradery and tighter working relationships at Thermacell. More importantly, their efforts serve to empower kids through BCM in the future.”
About Big City Mountaineers
Big City Mountaineers (BCM) instills critical life-skills in over 2,000 under-served young people each year by getting them outdoors with volunteer mentors for life-changing wilderness experiences. BCM’s unique model of 1 to 1 mentoring is proven to develop integrity, responsibility, improve communication skills and decision-making abilities in youth from risk-filled environments through a nationally recognized developmental analysis tool. Given the opportunity to develop these skills alongside caring volunteer mentors creates positive lasting change in the youth who become more likely to stay in school and avoid drugs, gangs and violence. To learn more, please visit www.bigcitymountaineers.org
About Thermacell Repellents, Inc.
Thermacell Repellents, Inc., headquartered in Bedford, MA, designs, manufactures, and markets area mosquito repellent solutions that create a 15ft x 15ft zone of protection in minutes from mosquitos, black flies, and other flying insects. Thermacell products are lightweight, silent, and virtually odor free. Thermacell can be found at most outdoor, sporting goods, home improvement, and mass merchant retailers. Thermacell products are also available internationally in more than 20 countries. For more information on Thermacell and its complete line of repellent products, consumer reviews, or store locations, visit www.Thermacell.com or call 1-866-753-3837