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The Green Veteran
04/24/2010

Can I donate my dividend to a non profit org?

I work for a non profit that helps veterans get into green jobs and living wage careers. I want to help get the pilot projects more support specifically, the Carson National Forest Shuree Log Cabin Restoration project. Can I donate my REI dividend to a non profit of my choice? Is there a way for REI to share a list of organization being supported by members?

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posted by Anonymous on Thu Feb 14 00:14:48 PST 2013

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posted by Anonymous on Tue Feb 12 21:01:01 PST 2013

Not sure about the non-profit, but there is an organization called "Help Brian Buy a Kayak". If you'd like to make a donation to help Brian (that's me) buy a kayak, let's talk.  :)


For what it's worth, every couple of weeks I rent a kayak at a local park and paddle around the edge of the lake while picking trash out of the water. So by helping me buy a kayak, you'd be helping keep the Piney Run Lake in Maryland very clean.

posted by DirtyHippieBrian on Sun May 30 12:24:18 PDT 2010

Thanks for supporting what sounds like a great outdoor organization.  It’s really inspiring to hear about the great things REI members do in our  communities. 

 

As it turns out, there are some administrative and legal things that make it a challenge for the co-op to enable donating dividends directly to other organizations.  If you want to support them with a check you can wait until after July 1, when you can cash out your dividend and then send them the money.  Here’s a link to help with that https://www.rei.com/membership/dividend.  Of course you could also put your dividend toward the purchase of gear and then donate the gear – if you want to do that it’s usually a good idea to ask them what they need most.

 

Just for info, and for others reading this, there is a way to contribute dividends to the REI Foundation.  Here’s a link for that. www.rei.com/membership/support

 

Hope this is helpful and good luck with the project.  Great to see members out there making a difference

 

 

posted by Kevin H on Sun Apr 25 20:50:10 PDT 2010

Thanks for supporting what sounds like a great outdoor organization.  It’s really inspiring to hear about the great things REI members do in our  communities. 

 

As it turns out, there are some administrative and legal things that make it a challenge for the co-op to enable donating dividends directly to other organizations.  If you want to support them with a check you can wait until after July 1, when you can cash out your dividend and then send them the money.  Here’s a link to help with that https://www.rei.com/membership/dividend.  Of course you could also put your dividend toward the purchase of gear and then donate the gear – if you want to do that it’s usually a good idea to ask them what they need most.

 

Just for info, and for others reading this, there is a way to contribute dividends to the REI Foundation.  Here’s a link for that. www.rei.com/membership/support

 

Hope this is helpful and good luck with the project.  Great to see members out there making a difference

 

 

posted by Kevin H on Sun Apr 25 20:50:10 PDT 2010

Not sure about the non-profit, but there is an organization called "Help Brian Buy a Kayak". If you'd like to make a donation to help Brian (that's me) buy a kayak, let's talk.  :)


For what it's worth, every couple of weeks I rent a kayak at a local park and paddle around the edge of the lake while picking trash out of the water. So by helping me buy a kayak, you'd be helping keep the Piney Run Lake in Maryland very clean.

posted by DirtyHippieBrian on Sun May 30 12:24:18 PDT 2010

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posted by Anonymous on Tue Feb 12 21:01:01 PST 2013

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posted by Anonymous on Thu Feb 14 00:14:48 PST 2013

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