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Executive Director Scott Gauvin at work collecting gear for Camp Care A Lot in Springfield IL

Donate Gear 

Sleeping bags, tents, and backpacks are the essential elements of an outdoor experience. If you unused items such as this or are curious of the outdoor you have could be put to good use, contact us. 

Donate Uniforms 

A youth who is participating in a scouting program who can't afford the proper outdoor gear most likely is also in need of a uniform shirt or other uniform essentials. Gear Forward for years has been accepting ScoutsBSA uniform shirts, pants and other essentials to donate to scouts in need. 


Donate Gear Locally Via Our State Facebook Groups

Gear Forward maintains a Facebook Group for each state so that we can try and keep local donations local to support organizations near you.

Make a Financial Contribution

Shipping and purchasing gear for youth organizations around the United States can be quite expensive. Your financial support allows us to not pass that burden on to organizations in need or their supporters.

Ship Us Your Gear

You can ship us your unused gear and will we get into into the hands of youth in need around the United States.

Partner With Us

Gear Forward is always seeking new partnerships to help us outfit the next generation of adventurers. If you represent an organization, manufacturer, retailers, or just have an idea of how to help us do what we do better... drop us a line. 

Donate Direct

To minimize the shipment of gear to Gear Forward and then on to an organization in need, we have consolidated a listing of organizations we are working with who have specific gear needs and listed them geographically along with the gear they need so you can support locally. 

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