Wild Scoops Gives Back
Anchorage, AK – Throughout the month of August, when travelers and locals delighted in a tasty treat from Wild Scoops Handcrafted Ice Cream, many also took the opportunity to support Alaska’s public lands.
Wild Scoops places a strong emphasis on community involvement, and Alaska Geographic had the privilege of participating in their charitable program this August. “We’re supported by the community, thus we have a responsibility to give back,” said Elissa Brown, Wild Scoops owner and founder. “We are always looking for ways to pay it forward, especially when it comes to education and accessibility surrounding Alaska’s wild lands!” Throughout the entire summer month, and particularly in a sunny and ice cream-worthy August like this year’s, Wild Scoops generously matched every customer’s donation when they chose to add a dollar to their purchase.
As a small business, Wild Scoops Handcrafted Alaska Ice Cream views its impact as part of a larger community ecosystem — come to find out, it’s a small world after all, as one of their employees previously attended an Alaska Geographic Teen Expedition. Elissa recounted, “It was so neat to have the employee return to work invigorated and inspired by her trip! She told us all about how Alaska Geographic opened up the outdoors to so many people who might not ordinarily get out and explore. It felt coincidental and gratifying to be raising funds for them at that exact moment!”
This community giveback raised over $400 for Alaska Geographic. Donations such as this support:
- Outdoor gear for teens working on stewardship projects on public lands
- Scholarships for a classroom teacher to participate in a field course training
- Gas to transport dozens of students to and from (what could be) their first camping trip
- So much more!
Our ability to accomplish our mission relies heavily on the support of our community members, grant partners, and individual donors. We extend our heartfelt appreciation to Alaska’s local community through the success of this campaign and eagerly look forward to upcoming opportunities like these.