THANKS REI!

 

The KSEN staff would like to thank REI for being one of our sponsors during the 1999 expedition to Mongolia. They graciously donated tents, hiking boots, jackets, pants, tents, sleeping bags, backpacks and sleeping mats to the KSEN kids. These items were definitely put to the test in the capricious weather of the Altai Mountains where our camp was located. We experienced hail, snow, rain, sun, and wind. You name it, we had it. Everything REI donated held up marvelously. The clothes kept the elements out, but were so comfortable that the kids even slept in them. The REI boots never seemed to need to be broken in. The kids loved the look of the clothes, which, for teenagers is a big deal.

David Jayo and Lora Flewelling were our contacts with REI. They were terrific to work with and they were enthused about the KSEN expedition. Since it is my goal to provide these expeditions for any child that wants to take part, it certainly helps when an organization like REI donates something, like gear, that would be very costly for students to purchase on their own. The gear that is donated becomes the property of KSEN and is used by other children the following year.

THANK YOU REI FOR NOT ONLY DONATING FANTASTIC GEAR, BUT FOR HELPING TO POSITIVELY ENHANCE THE LIVES OF KIDS.

--Suzanne Lettrick, KSEN director