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2014: Supporting Our Community

Thank you for all of your loyalty during the past 12 months. Because you “supported local” we were able to give back to your community in a number of ways. Here are just a few things that together we were able to accomplish in 2014:

February: Wild and Scenic Film Festival. All proceeds from the two-day fest donated to Stroud Water Research and The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County (TLC).

February and September: Supported the BVA’s Polar Plunge and Jam on the Brandywine.

March through August: Trail Run Series. Donated $26,000+ to local organizations. Get the details here.

October: In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, we donated 10% of proceeds from our Think Pink event to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.


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October: Timmy O’Neil event held at TCO in support of Paradox Sports, the organization that improves people’s lives by creating physical adaptive sport communities built to inspire.

December: Because of your generosity, we were able to keep over 75 people warm this winter. We held a coat drive for One Warm Coat and donations went to the Friendship House of Wilmington Delaware.

Read about the 2014 coat drive when Grass Rots Outdoor Alliance featured Trail Creek’s coat drive:

How to Spread Warmth in Your Community this Holiday Season

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2013: The Year In Giving Back

Our mission is simple: To outfit your free time with the best outdoor brands while giving back to our community.

Here are some of the ways your loyal support enabled us to give back in 2013:

February – 7th Annual Wild and Scenic Film Fest: $4,800 each to Stroud Water Research and The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County (TLC).

March – TCO’s 30th Anniversary. Thank you for not making us the next L.L. Bean, but the first Trail Creek Outfitters.

March – The North Face Never Stop Exploring Award: $1,000 each to Brandywine Valley Association, Stroud Water Research, TLC, Delaware Nature Society and Natural Lands Trust.

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April thru July – Trail Creek Trail Run Series benefitting: BVA, Velo Amis, TLC and Chasin’ for Chalfin.

On August 10th, United by Blue, TCO and over 40 volunteers pulled 1,489 pounds of trash from along the Brandywine Creek, soon to be home to the first state’s first national park. Thanks to all our volunteers including 1-800-GOT-JUNK? of Delaware, Wilderness Canoes, Starbucks at Glen Eagle Square and Woodlawn Trustees.

October – Inspirational talk by climber Emily Harrington.

Hilarious and moving talk by climber Timmy O’Neill raising $3,500 for Paradox Sports.

Patagonia’s 40th Anniversary when we asked our customers to Get your Patagonia on!

November: Trail Creek’s Home for Haiti event raises almost $3,000 of the $6,000 needed to build a home in Haiti for a family displaced by the great earthquake in 2010.

In September 2012, Trail Creek won the first Never Stop Exploring Award from The North Face. The award recognizes a specialty dealer that “had the most impact strengthening their community by encouraging outdoor exploration.” Todd Spaletto, President of The North Face, was in the store to present the award. Thanks to our loyal customers for keeping it local.

More Web Sites for Important Environmental Info:

Protecting Our Waters

Delaware River Keeper


More organizations we support:

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Fairville School

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Guilty Girls


Howard High SChool


Junior League of Phila

Kutz Home

Live Strong Foundation

Ministry of Caring

MS Society


Padua Academy


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Penn Hunt Club

Prostate Cancer Foundation


St John's

Stroud Water Research

The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County

Temple Beth El

PA Wellness Comunity

Upland Country Day School


Westtown School

Willowdale Steeple Chase


Young Friends of the Brandywine