Gus and Elena's Pacific Crest Trail Trek

6180 from 66 donors 5326 goal met!


What is the Pacific Crest Trail Campaign?
Gus Wimberger, 18, is an outdoor enthusiast who will be graduating from Foss High School in the spring. Elena Wimberger, 22, is an avid adventurer who will be earning her B.A. in Politics with a minor in Spanish from Willamette University this spring. Along the way they’ll be raising funds to support Etta Projects’ initiatives in Bolivia, empowering local communities.
How does it work?
Gus and Elena will be attempting to raise a goal amount of $5,326, (one dollar for each mile they hike) in order to fund and support projects, families and communities through Etta Projects.
Where does my money go?
100% of donations go to Etta Projects. You will be able to see directly where your money is put to use in the communities.
Why participate?
Help make Gus and Elena’s trek meaningful by changing lives of those in Bolivian communities!


Thanks to...

Oct 9 Scott made a 50 contribution
Sep 27 Elizabeth made a 50 contribution
Sep 14 Jack made a 150 contribution
Sep 5 Emily made a 100 contribution
Aug 26 Steve/Mary made a 200 contribution
Aug 23 Tere made a 50 contribution
Aug 22 Melisa made a 300 contribution
Aug 20 Peter made a 100 contribution
Aug 17 Terry made a 30 contribution
Aug 16 Meagan made a 50 contribution
Sue made a 25 contribution
Aug 11 Paula made a 25 contribution
Aug 9 Jan made a 50 contribution
Sue made a 20 contribution
Aug 8 Cody made a 50 contribution
Becky made a 50 contribution
Aug 7 Amy and Trevor made a 250 contribution
Jul 29 Alyce gave 100 for a community first aid kit
Jul 28 Leslie made a 50 contribution
Jul 22 Anne made a 50 contribution
Mary made a 50 contribution
Jul 6 Marian made a 50 contribution
Jul 1 Stewart made a 50 contribution
Jun 30 Paula made a 266 contribution
Jun 25 David made a 75 contribution
Jun 17 Sue made a 75 contribution
Jun 14 Marion made a 100 contribution
Jun 10 Kristin made a 100 contribution
May 29 Carol made a 50 contribution
May 27 The4426309993734212 made a 50 contribution
May 26 Sue made a 75 contribution
May 23 Rodkeys made a 25 contribution
Nancy made a 50 contribution
May 22 Jake made a 350 contribution
May 21 Elizabeth made a 40 contribution
May 14 Kena made a 25 contribution
May 9 Annette made a 50 contribution
May 8 Karen made a 53 contribution
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Robin made a 100 contribution
Kate made a 40 contribution
Priti made a 20 contribution
May 7
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Tracie made a 50 contribution
May 6 Fred & Trinka made a 200 contribution
May 3 Tracy made a 10 contribution
Apr 28 Christine made a 100 contribution
Katie made a 100 contribution
Apr 27 Debbie gave 65 for a contribution towards classroom hygiene
Apr 26 Brian made a 200 contribution
Apr 25 Fletcher made a 50 contribution
Apr 24 United Church made a 100 contribution
United Church made a 306 contribution
Apr 19 O'Loughlin made a 100 contribution
Apr 18 Carrie made a 50 contribution
Apr 17 Herbert/Irmgard made a 533 contribution
Apr 15 Steve made a 100 contribution
Apr 11 Jill made a 100 contribution
Mar 30 Marianne made a 50 contribution
Mar 28 Bonnie made a 50 contribution
Mar 27 Elena made a 20 contribution
Mary made a 50 contribution
Pennye made a 45 contribution
Mar 26 Kevin and Tara made a 50 contribution
Peter and Wynne made a 266 contribution
Gus made a 50 contribution
Therese made a 20 contribution
Mar 25 Sue made a 50 contribution
Jan 30 Carter made a 20 contribution

Promoting Community Transformation

Hiking for a Cause! Gus and Elena will hike from Mexico to Canada on the PCT to support Etta Projects and their work in rural villages in Bolivia. Please continue to check out their blog for regular updates of their journey.

Gus and Elena

Elena and Gus recognize the honor of having this experience. They want to make it something that is much bigger and more meaningful than just two young people trekking a great trail. On this trek they want to create understanding about daily issues in the developing world.

Their blog will not only describe what it is like to live a nomadic hiking lifestyle, but also reflect on living without everyday comforts such as clean water, toilets, easily accessible food and nearby hospitals. They hope to put reflection into action through your donations that will directly support rural villages in Bolivia by implementing water, sanitation, health and nutrition programs. They chose to collaborate with Etta Projects because they agree with their philosophy of sustainable development – the conviction that local people know their needs best and that they also have the power to meet those needs.

Please take this next step with Elena and Gus by supporting their effort to alleviate poverty in rural Bolivia. Your generosity will help them raise $5,326 — one dollar for each mile of their excursion.

At this time, Gus, Elena and Etta Projects are funding sanitation programs. Help them construct eco latrines!

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Read stories of real lives changed

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Etta Projects’ mission is to partner with Bolivian communities to implement sustainable solutions to the challenges of poverty, while educating and inspiring North Americans to act for positive change.