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REI partnerships with groups supporting People of Color

I have noticed a rediscovery of the outdoors for many people of color—particular Black women. 

I was wondering if REI has considered reaching out/partnering with these groups?


I think with your resources it could be beneficial.

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Hi @Chagea - Thanks for reaching out! One of the reasons we are excited about this community is the chance to hear these kinds of suggestions from our customers.

We are currently partnered with a wide range of organizations to support racial equity, diversity and inclusion in the outdoors. In our Co-op Journal article How to Support Organizations Working Toward a More Inclusive Outdoor Community, you will find a list of some of the organizations we support. If any groups you are thinking about are not on that list, this is a great place to share those recommendations with us.

Additionally, if you interested in learning more about our existing partnerships, you can read our most recent updates on REI Co-op's Commitments in the Fight for Racial Equity.

Thanks for taking the time to share this suggestion with us!

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