We just recently received this note from last year's recipient. Jess Westbrook and the Mayfly Project:
Dear Mad River Outfitters,
Thank you for your generous 2017 contribution of 5,163.00 to The Mayfly Project.
No goods or services were provided in exchange for this contribution – other than the joy of helping children in the foster care system learn the valuable and therapeutic art of fly fishing.
TheMayfly Project is an exempt organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, EIN 47-5685618, so your contribution is tax deductible!In 2017, The Mayfly Project mentored 59 foster children in six different states. Because of your generous support these 59 children learned how to put together a rod and reel, cast,mend, and catch fish on a fly rod. In addition, we were able to take these children on a full-day fishing trip where each child received everything he or she would need to continue to fish: a rod, reel, line, tippet, leader, flies, fly boxes, etc. They also received packs, t-shirts, hats, water bottles, fly line bracelets, and rod covers. You made this possible!
Our goal for 2018 is to mentor 75 children and to expand to Montana, West Virginia, Washington and Oregon!!! We are also introducing a new conservation section in our mentoring program that we are really excited about!We cannot express how much we appreciate your support. Again, The Mayfly Project would not be possible without donors like you.
Thank you and please check out our new and updated website at: www.themayflyproject.com.
Jess Westbrook and The Mayfly Project Team
This year we have selected the Ohio Children's Hunger Alliance as our benefactor. Here is what they had to say when they found out:
That is so wonderful! Thank you again so much for choosing CHA as a partner for your event. We’re very excited!
Your contribution will provide approximately 10,000 healthy meals and snacks to food insecure kids in Ohio, which is amazing!
I’m really looking forward to the event. I’ll touch base with you closer to the event just to check in, get more details about timing and such, etc.
Thank you so much,
Children's Hunger Alliance
The Fly Fishing Film Tour
Thursday, March 8th
Gateway Film Center
Mad River Outfitters/Midwest Fly Fishing Schools
813 Bethel Rd.
Columbus, Ohio 43214