The AWOL Institute is now accepting the following gear donations:
tents / sleeping bags / sleeping pads
backpacks and pack raincovers
backpacking stoves and fuel/canisters
cooking pots and pans
metal Cooking Utensils
GPS devices and compasses
monoculars/light weight binoculars
small, medium, and large storage cinch sacks
water bottles and dromedary bags
water filters / steripens
capilene and fleece tops and bottoms
camp shoes / booties / gaiters
tarps and parachute cord
head lamps / batteries / small lanterns
sun hats and beanies
bowls, forks, spoons, knives, sporks, mugs
gloves, mittens, socks
sunglasses and cases
new bandannas / pack towels
first aid kits/materials
locking freezer bags
And if you find anything you think we can use, but it’s not on this list, email or call: (406) 546-5658
**we will be doing a lot of backpacking, so light-weight, compressible gear is greatly appreciated, but all new or used gear will be a great help.**
How to Help
How to Donate:
Help our AWOL girls by donating money, gear, or your time. Call or email us to arrange a gear or monetary donation or to discuss volunteer or mentorship opportunities. Monetary donations (in the form of checks made out to “The AWOL Institute”) can be sent to:
The AWOL Institute
P.O. Box 8043
Missoula, MT 59807
Your financial gift will go to…
- scholarships for girls in need of financial assistance;
- camp costs like transportation, food, and equipment;
- workshop and lesson materials;
- or you can specify how you would like us to use your gift in alignment with our mission and core values.
We are accepting gear donations for girls in need of equipment. We need all sizes of gently used gear. For the duration of each activity, we will lend your donated items to girls in need. See our gear donation list (to the left) for specific items we are looking for. Please give us a call or email us to set-up a gear donation pick-up. We cannot accept gear donations mailed to our P.O. Box.
Interested in Being a Mentor?
The AWOL Institute gives women mentors opportunities to share their knowledge, skills, and talents with girls of all ages. INTERESTED IN MENTORING a young outdoors woman? Call or email Sarah or Jen for more information.
Interested in Volunteering?
We could use help with everything from leading activities to creating new programs and lessons. If you want to have a hand in helping girls gain strength and confidence, drop us an email or call us. We'll set you up with a volunteer opportunity that fits your talents and interests.