What Happens When You Shop Local and Support Local?

Fri, 11/20/2020 - 6:00am

When you shop local, more money stays in the local economy. You embrace what makes your community unique. You support local jobs (and in the case of fundraisers – local nonprofits and their communities). You help the environment. You get the opportunity to build connections to others in your community. (See the financial breakdown and specifics from mass.gov here.)

What happens when you bid and buy from Trekkers Community Auction? You also help support local young people during what’s already one of the most challenging, transformative periods of life, and during a pandemic – a time when students need support, connection, and opportunities to grow more than ever. 

Join us online this Black Friday, November 27th through December 5th to bid on over 150 items from local handmade creations to goods and services from local businesses. There’s over 150 items (and counting!) from handmade creations that students, families, and supporters have made to goods and services donated by local businesses. Preview the virtual auction for free anytime as we add on to it or click to sign up - we’ll send you bidding tips, gift guides, and fun content like video features from students. You can also RSVP on Facebook to follow along. It’s a student-led, community-supported event and 100% of proceeds go to supporting Trekkers. We are so grateful to our community, whose generosity makes our work possible!

About Trekkers: For over 25 years, non-profit organization Trekkers has been dedicated to helping young people thrive. It offers virtual and in-person programming in midcoast Maine and consulting across the country. Beginning in 7th grade, students embark on a six-year journey that lasts through high school graduation, with each year culminating in an expedition. Students meet throughout the year, developing long-term relationships with their team of peers, mentors, and program managers. Each year of the program is structured to fit the developmental needs of students but is otherwise driven by student choice. In partnership with The Pear Institute, the Trekkers has proven to help students build resiliency, develop supportive relationships, engage interests, and plan a path towards success after high school. To learn more about Trekkers, visit the website at trekkers.org.