Frequently Asked Questions
There are 4 climbs planned for 2009. Check the participate page for more information.
Who are the guides?
For the major climbing events, Climb For Kids will be utilizing the amazing guides over at Alpine Ascents, who have led some of the most famous and most dangerous climbs in the world. Their climbing philosphy and their attention to safety is aligned perfectly with the philosophy of Climb For Kids.
What if I don't summit?
Weather, conditions, strength, gear and luck all play a factor in determing whether or not you reach the summit. The goals of this climb are to be 1) be safe, 2) perpetuate the goals of Climb For Kids (fundraising and awareness), and 3) fun. The summit is a secondary goal of the climb, thus no money will be refunded if you do not reach the summit.
Use of Funds
How will Climb For Kids use the money raised?
The money raised by this group will be directed to charities that directly effect research of fetal syndrome like TTTS and to other charities that support families with TTTS. Other use of the funds will be to pay for climbing expenses and other corporate expenses (like web site hosting, credit card fees, etc).
How do I cancel my participation in the climb?
Send a note to email@example.com and let us know immediately. We will discuss how to handle any donations you've received to date.
Why is the minimum goal $5,000 per climber?
Our goal is to raise $100,000 per year. A percetage of the money raised will be used to cover climbing fees, which unfortunately are not cheap. $5,000 allows us to pay for one climber's fee and still have enough money left over to be of use to these charities.
Where do I go to learn more about fetal syndromes?
What is your non-profit status?
We are officially a non-profit organization established in the state of Washington. We have been approved by the Internal Revenue Service for the federal tax designation of 501(c)(3) tax exempt status. If you would like to see a copy of our latest Form 990 or our IRS approval letter, please drop us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org
Issues with the website
If you run in to any issues with the site, or something else related to the Climb For Kids, please send a message to email@example.com.
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