We aim to help ensure more families and children can get the tools they need to make the outdoors they already love or hope to learn about more enjoyable. We collect new and used outdoor gear to help families facing financial hardships outfit their children as needed.
We hosted our first Raise 'Em Outdoors Camp in Elkton, Oregon, which was a free, two-day outdoors camp for kids and their parents. Participants learned about fly fishing, archery and rifle shooting, as well as conservation and respect for wildlife. We are very excited to host more events in more states across the country in the future! Stay tuned for upcoming details and be sure you follow us on Facebook and Instagram.
I am a mom first and foremost and am a avid outdoorsman. Growing up in the Pacific Northwest and spending all of my time outdoors, I was taught an understanding of wild life conservation, hunting, fishing, and where the food on our table comes from at a young age. This is now something I strongly believe should be passed down to each generation to ensure we keep these things thriving.
I also believe time spent outdoors as a youth not only develops healthier individuals but teaches them problem solving skills, patience, focus, and the list goes on and on. Time spent outdoors as a kid almost seems like a time of the past, I hope to change that by encouraging parents and children to get outdoors. Outfitting children and families who do not have the means to do so themselves and being a resource for them on how to get started. - Erin Crooks, Founder of REO
Raise 'Em Outdoors is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
Contributions are tax deductible in accordance with IRS rules and regulations.
"One of the biggest inspirations for Raise 'Em Outdoors was having my son Gus. Sharing my love for the outdoors and my passions with him. Seeing everything for the first time again through his eyes. " - Erin