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Geocaching.com Refer a Friend Challenge – 2012

 You Refer a Friend, Groundspeak Donates $1 to Charity

Bryce's Thank You Letter

A letter to Geocaching.com from a boy named Bryce is signed, “With Sincerity and Joy.” Bryce’s letter is really written to the entire geocaching community. Geocachers combined last year to raise nearly $10,000 USD for a charity that supports students in the classroom. The charity is called DonorsChoose.org. Donations went to support classrooms using geocaching to enhance learning.

Bryce’s classroom was one of several classrooms to receive new GPS devices.

Bryce wrote, “Dear Groundspeak Employees,Wow! What a super generous donation! In my short eleven years on this planet I don’t know anyone who has been so generous to donate so much money to a single project. Now we can explore the rest of the planet with our new and fantastic GPS. You have made an absolute difference in our classroom! With Sincerity and Joy, Bryce”

You can help more like Bryce. By sharing your love of geocaching in July you’ll help two worthy causes. This year, all funds raised will be split evenly between DonorsChoose.org and the Special Olympics. From July 1- 30, 2012, for each new member that you refer to Geocaching.com, we’ll donate $1 to charity. You can take your friends out on the trail with you, send them the “tell a friend” email, share geocaching on Facebook, or simply shout about it from the rooftops. The more people you refer, the more those in need receive, up to a total of $10,000 USD!

Signal Donation Thermometer from 2011

Please note that your friends need to create an account (Basic or Premium) via this Geocaching.com membership page, (not Facebook Connect) and fill in the “referred by” field on the account creation page, and log at least one cache between July 1 and July 30 to count as a referral!

During the month of July, we will provide regular updates on the number of referrals here on the blog and on the official Geocaching.com Facebook page. Thank you for spreading the word about geocaching, and helping others in the process!       


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