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OUTDOORS WITHOUT LIMITS = EDUCATION + OPPORTUNITY
Outdoors Without Limits seeks to educate those with disabilities about activities in the outdoors and provide the opportunity for participation.Utilizing a local chapter system we are able create opportunities and provide participation for disabled persons in the great outdoors.
Nearly 250,000 people each year stop pursuing outdoor passions due to illness or injury.
We know, with certainty that when an outdoor experience is provided to a disabled person, we begin to change their lives. Our organization is designed to increase awareness, resources and opportunities that directly impact people and the communities where they live. We strive to challenge stereotypes about disability and promote awareness of “ability” in a positive environment.
We continue to fuel the evolution of the definition of “ability” through action. The opportunities provided through the Outdoors Without Limits National and Chapter events continue to change the lives of disabled and non-disabled persons.
The Outdoors Without Limits Road to Success : Chapter Objectives
Outdoors Without Limits (OWL) raises awareness through a system of Community-based Chapters that focus on providing education and opportunities for disabled and non-disabled individuals in the form of organized outdoor recreational activities.
Each Community Chapter is responsible for cultivating awareness within their communities, including spreading the mission, goals, and objectives of Outdoors Without Limits. Chapters are required to host a fundraising benefit and dinner, plus two (2) opportunity events each year. (Opportunity events are defined as outdoor events that are suitable for engagement by disabled participants.)
Chapters will receive 30% of net revenue from their chapter “Awareness Benefit & Dinner”. These funds are to be used within their communities, as well as to host events. For additiona, pre-approved fundraising events, chapters receive 50% of the net revenue. Chapters are allowed to donate a maximum of $1,000 to other non-profits in their communities per fiscal year to further awareness of Outdoors Without Limits in the community.
Outdoors Without Limits Community-based Chapter Goals:
- Recruit Members, Participants and Volunteers
- Forge relationships with area partners vital for the success of OWL
- Identify and target event opportunities
- Nurture family involvement
- Promote chapter awareness
- Further disability awareness in the community
- Promote partnerships among disabled & non-disabled individuals
- Provide educational opportunities for the community
- Partner with the National Office to promote National Program Opportunities
Together we can make a difference.
Enrich your life and the lives of others by getting involved and starting an OWL Chapter. Chapters all across North America are started by great, giving people like yourself. It doesn’t take much to start, it just takes the desire to change lives.