Hi there, My name is Olivia Callari, I am the fundraising chair for the 501c3 nonprofit organization; SeaSmart, and I am reaching out to see if REI would be interested in donating to our organization.

SeaSmart's primary mission is to raise awareness of and develop student advocates for ocean conservation, marine biology, and SCUBA via classroom, school club and scout programs as well as onsite conservation projects.

I read online that REI is committed to helping 501(c)3 non-profit partners who support the REI mission to create and sustain access to the outdoors for all. SeaSmart seeks funding to ensure we can sustain our programs for middle and high school students, regardless of means. With a monetary or equipment donation from REI we can help reach both of these goals; providing everyone access to the great outdoors while teaching them the importance of protecting them. 

I am starting this conversation because I am curious as to who I should contact in terms of asking for donations. If you could please provide me with any information on what my next steps should be, I would greatly appreciate it. 

Thank you, and I look forward to hearing from you soon.


Olivia Callari <e-mail removed by moderator>