The Earl Shaffer Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit focused on environmental conservation and historical preservation. Our mission is to share the story of Earl Shaffer, the first-ever thru-hiker of the Appalachian Trail, and its relevance to hikers, environmentalists, and veterans today.
By supporting our organization through a tax-deductible charitable contribution, you'll ensure that the legacy of Earl's conservation and advocacy continues for generations to come. Please explore our patron packages below, or use the Donate button to contribute a custom amount!
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