Many years ago Bill
Korek formed FUNdKIDS, a fundraising organization that is part
of the The Wildlands Conservancy (TWC). Our fundraising efforts
provide free outdoor field trips at TWC's preserves for disadvantaged
There are several million
families in California who earn $20,000 or less per year. Virtually
all of them spend over 50% of this money to pay rent leaving little
to spend on food, clothing and medical care, let alone child development
FUNdKIDS provides funds
to pay for outdoor experiences and education outings for these
children. TWC has received donated properties and also purchases
the most beautiful properties to preserve and open up to the public.
Today, they own over 145,000 acres, all open free to the public,
and provide free award-winning outdoor education experiences to
over 40,000 children per year. All this is accomplished from individual
and corporate donations without government money.
For more detailed information about FUNdKIDS and How You Can Make
A Difference, and for a list of the many campsites that are open
to the public at no cost, click here.
If you, your friends,
or other organizations you know (Boy Scouts, Girl Scounts, religious
organizations, etc.) enjoy hiking and camping, our many sites
are open to the public free of charge. Click
here for additional site locations and phone numbers.