Community Involvement

Since 1995, Outdoor Gear Exchange has been supporting the outdoor community by supplying equipment, knowledge, and inspiration to explorers both in the Green Mountain State and around the world.

Part of doing our job well means giving back to the community. We do this by engaging in local efforts to conserve land for recreational use, volunteering time to be the best land-stewards we can be, and donating money and goods to organizations that help promote the sports and values we live for. As a result, we often assist like-minded organizations who could benefit from our help through several programs. After being in the business for more than 25 years, we believe it is our duty to give back to the communities that have supported our growth and success.

Ground Up Program

Each month, OGE works to raise money for a different local outdoor-focused nonprofit via our Ground Up program. When a customer checks out at our brick-and-mortar store, they have the opportunity to round their purchase up to the nearest dollar — then their change gets donated to that month's nonprofit partner. Cumulatively, this raises hundreds of dollars for each beneficiary!

Club Fundraiser Weekends

Twice annually, we have Club Fundraiser Weekends for groups that support our local outdoor community. For the duration of these weekends, members of participating clubs can take 10% off their entire purchase. We will then give 10% of sales back to the organizations. Groups that we support include:

  • Outdoor advocacy and stewardship groups
  • Ski patrol
  • Rescue squads and fire departments
  • Environmental groups

These Club Weekends are typically held at the beginning of April and November, but dates are subject to change and will be announced accordingly. Clearance and consignment items do not apply. If you are a part of a club that you think is eligible for these discount weekends, or if you would like to set up discounts for other organizational purchases outside of these weekends, please contact Jamie at [email protected]

Donations

At Outdoor Gear Exchange, we strive to do everything that we can to make the outdoors a place that anybody can reach. Part of our efforts in doing so is our longstanding Donation Program. Designed to fulfill smaller gear-based donations in comparison to the Charitable Grant Fund, this program is ideal for like-minded organizations who are seeking raffle items for fundraisers and silent auctions. If you are part of an organization that promotes outdoor recreation or land-stewardship, we might be able to work together. If you are interested in partnering with Outdoor Gear Exchange, please let us know what we can do to help. To apply today, fill out and submit the form below. We look forward to hearing from you and you can expect a response within 10 business days.

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