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Become a [email protected] Champion

Who is a [email protected] Champion? YOU are! Share your passion for connection-focused walking and help sustain our day-to-day operations and grassroots mission with an annual gift of $50 or more. By supporting our work to help people connect with themselves, with others and with the places they encounter, Champions invite and inspire more individuals, communities, businesses, families, and future generations to benefit from walking and connecting at the speed we were built to move.

Benefits of Becoming a Champion

All [email protected] Champions receive these benefits:

  • Free or reduced pricing for our Program and Walk & Talk walking events
  • Special invites to social gatherings and informational events
  • Early notification of upcoming walks
  • Input into walk planning and development
  • Super-soft 50/50 cotton/poly blend [email protected] t-shirts! (green or gray, sizes can be limited depending on color and on how many we have in stock). The quote on the sleeve is: “I only went out for a walk and and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.” ~ John Muir
  • [email protected] Stickers & “Brilliant” Reflector Strips (safety stickers for jackets, backpacks, shoes etc)

As a [email protected] Champion, you directly support:

  • Day-to-day operations (shared office space, materials, software, part-time staffing and more)
  • Walking Movement Leader training and support (bi-monthly community training, leader development, part-time staffing and more)
  • Worker-owned cooperative capacity building (training, resources, professional development, legal services and more)
  • Grassroots movement building (service to a wide variety of non-contract community partners throughout Colorado and beyond)

As an annual program, your Champion Status will be good for an entire year. You will be notified and encouraged to renew just before it expires!

Life@3MPH Champion Options:

To become a Champion, please add the desired level to your cart. Once you are finished, visit the cart area of the website in the top right corner to proceed with  checkout. You will be added to our weekly Walk2Connect e-news and a Champion-only email list that we use to inform you of special events, deals, and discounts.

*For those who want to simply support our mission without any perks, please leave a note in the comment area at checkout!

WAYFARER | $50
All the bulleted benefits listed above!

GLOBAL WALKER | $100
– All bulleted benefits listed above plus:
– LE Edition signed copy of Walking Movement Leader, Polly Letofsky’s Award-Winning book “3MPH | One Woman’s Walk Around the World”

URBAN HIKER | $100
– All bulleted benefits listed above plus:
– Signed copy of Co-op Member-Owner, Chris Englert’s “Best Urban Hikes: Denver” | 30 hikes within Denver’s C470 Loop

STRIDES LIFE | $150
– All bulleted benefits listed above plus:
– 1 on 1 Fitness Focused Walking Workout with Walk2Connect Cooperative Member-Owner, Sarah Schwallier.

SUSTAINER | $250
– All bulleted benefits listed above plus:
1 two-hour custom themed walking experience with you and one of our Co-op Member-Owners.
– If you are interested in this option. Please email [email protected] to go through our Friends of Walk2Connect fiscal agent to get a tax-deductible receipt.

FEET ON THE STREET | $1000
This is a special opportunity to significantly invest directly into our day-to-day mission and efforts to sustain our walking co-op. We are a horizontal, people-first cooperative social business that develops leaders and inspires walking culture with or without a paycheck. Our volunteer hours are often too many to count. Contributing at this level truly sustains our behind the scenes work, our growing movement, and an economic model that empowers and heals people and communities. You will have utmost pride in knowing that the hundreds of people throughout our community who are inspired to live healthier and more connected lives is a direct result of your gift. 
– All bulleted benefits listed above plus:
1 half-day custom, themed walking experience (personal or communal) with one of our Co-op Member-Owners. Invite up to 12 of your family, friends, or colleagues
– If you are interested in this option. Please email [email protected] to go through our Friends of Walk2Connect fiscal agent to get a tax-deductible receipt.

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Outside of Colorado? We are so grateful that you are considering becoming a [email protected] Champion. This is your way of contributing to our cause as a social enterprise worker-owned cooperative. While we are structured as a business, our work is anchored in mission, community and grassroots engagement. Your support allows us to continue training and developing walking leaders at no charge to the leader while helping to sustain our 40-50 free community walks every week. Please also consider getting in touch with us through our Partnership Inquiry Form to see if there are ways we might train leaders and support a connection-focused walking movement where you live!

Make a tax-deductible donation of $250 or more!
The Walk2Connect Cooperative is excited to share that we have formalized an innovative fiscal agent relationship with Trailhead Institute, called Friends of Walk2Connect! If you love and have benefited from our work, community, and movement and want to give a tax-deductible donation of $250 or more, please reach out to [email protected] and we’ll coordinate the details! All donations made through Friends of Walk2Connect will only be used to support charitable work done by the Walk2Connect Cooperative.

Want to give in other ways?
We recognize that you might have other ideas for supporting Walk2Connect. Please email sarahs (at) walk2connect.com or call our office phone (bottom of webpage). Thank you!

Gift Champion Status: We also have the option for you to gift [email protected] Champion status to a friend, colleague, or loved one!  Please go ahead and purchase a membership above and then email sarahs (at) walk2connect (dot) com with reference to the membership purchased. We will respond with a few easy questions to get the process moving!

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