A Jack O' Lantern Lit Woods Walk to Support Youth Nature Immersion Programs
October 27, 28 & 29, 2022
This year's GLOW Jack O' Lantern Walk was another huge success! Between ticket sales, sponsors, raffle tickets and merchandise sold, we were able to raise just over $21,000! The event sold out for all three nights, and we had SO MUCH FUN.
We have many people and businesses we would like to thank from the bottom of our hearts for making GLOW happen and ultimately supporting our Youth Scholarship Fund for Nature Immersion Programs. With your support, we are able to offer more scholarships to more families and provide even more nature immersion and connection experiences.
We are thrilled and honored to have seven incredible sponsors this year! Our generous GLOW Sponsors this year include:
- Friends of Through the Trees, Teresa & Norman Elvin
- The Fitch Company
- Cross Benefit Solutions
- Dog Bar Jim Coffee Shop
- Knickerbocker Group
- Nomad Pizza
- Black Point Surf Shop
Of course, it wouldn't be a jack o'lantern walk without the pumpkins! We had 410 jack o' lanterns on our trails, all carved by the kids, teens and staff in our nature programs! That's A LOT of carving, and we are super grateful to our staff and some amazing parents who volunteered to help out with this messy and fun project. These pumpkins were donated by Johnny's Seeds; Hannaford at Cook's Corner in Brunswick, Topsham and Yarmouth; Walmart in Brunswick, Trader Joe's in Portland; Home Depot in South Portland and Portland; and Shaws in Wiscasset. Thank you to Shaws in Bath and Freeport for donating gift cards, which helped us purchases supplies for the event.
VOLUNTEERS & DONATIONS
We would like to thank our many volunteers who made GLOW possible by offering their time, treat donations and delicious homemade food for our volunteers and staff during the event. Almost all of these volunteers were parents of children and teens in our Nature Immersion Programs! We are so grateful for all of you - GLOW just wouldn't work without you! New this year was a raffle, and with 4 big raffle prizes it was a hit! Thank you to friends, family and businesses that donated to the raffle including Herbage by Bex, Soulful Work Intuitive Consulting and Portland Schooner Co.
Finally, thank you to everyone who supported our mission by purchasing tickets and coming out for a fun night at Through the Trees! We are also grateful to those who bought TTT merchandise and artisan items at the event and purchased raffle tickets. These sales contributed the most to our fundraising efforts for GLOW, and we are thrilled to have this support.
We look forward to another fun-filled, spooky, spectacular, glowing gathering next October!
Join us this Halloween for our 3rd Annual GLOW Fundraising Event! Our first two years of this event were SPOOK-tacular fun, as families and friends of all ages dressed in costume and meandered through the forest, with jack o'lanterns all aglow. This festive walk is available for three nights!
Walk with your group on the wooded trail, lined with glowing jack o' lanterns carved by the kids and teens in our nature programs, and stop at several trick-or-treating spots along the way. Continue on the trail of glowing pumpkins or take a slight detour on the Spooky Trail - if you dare!
Proceeds raised from this event support the Youth Scholarship Fund for our Nature Immersion program for ages 4 to 17, making our programs accessible to more families. We hope you will join us for a glowing October evening in nature, while helping us get more kids outside to experience the healing and rejuvenating effects of the natural world!
Thank You to Our Sponsors!