Frequently asked questions
What is a matching donation? How do I know if my donation is eligible to be matched?
Matching donations happen when employers (usually) double a donation made to a non-profit organization by their employees – and thus, a “matching donation.” Many companies have matching programs, so check with your employer to see if your donation qualifies to be matched. Companies that have matching programs include: AMGEN, Alaska Airlines, Bank of America, Boeing, Boeing Employees Credit Union, The Gates Foundation, Getty Images, Microsoft, Starbucks, U.S. Bancorp. Unfortunately, we cannot initiate a corporate match; please contact your company to obtain the necessary forms and instructions for matching your donation.
How can people be certain that 100% of the money goes towards the cuase?
We make our books public. You can find our P&R at www.guidestar.org. We are a volunteer organization. We do not employ a staff and keep our operating costs at a minimum in order to make every one of your dollars count.
Why donate to STF rather than directly to the organizations you support?
It is very important to understand that STF is a grassroots movement. Our goal is not merely to raise money but to inspire people towards compassionate justice. We want to inspire people to care about the millions that are suffering from sex slavery. While your donations go to organizations, causes, and projects, individuals are more than welcome to give directly to any of the organizations we highlight through this website. We don’t care how…we simply want to invite people to engage the cause to end human trafficking.
What does my money go toward?
We’re going to do what you do every day. Invest wisely. You write us a check for $100; we’re going to multiply that into $150, $200, $500, maybe even $1000, for example, so that your donation can rescue more victims of the sex trade. How? We hold annual fundraising events that can accomplish more in the way of abolition than what an average individual donor could do alone. Your donations make events like "Set Them Free Off-Road" possible. Then, STF uses the money raised (minus minimal expenses) to fund trusted orginizations that rescue and restore victims, as well as work to change local and national human trafficking legislation. Our priority is NOT to write blank checks but to carefully fund organizations, projects and cuases that change the future for the victimized.
Why ‘Set Them Free’ and how often should I donate?
You can certainly make a one-time donation. Literally, every penny counts. We are the most successful when people choose to renew their one-time donations each month. Make it fun! Donate each year on a special day...a day that is meanful to you. Or donate in honor of a loved one.
How do I donate?
You can donate through two main options: snail mail and via our website. Click on the Donate tab.
Are my donations tax-deductible?
Yes. All donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by the law.
Will there be bathrooms at the event?
There will be portable bathrooms at the event grounds, but bathrooms will be primitive on the trails.
What’s the weather going to be like?
July in Colorado is usually very hot and dusty. Be sure to bring a hat, sunscreen, close toed shoes and lots of water.
Will there be someone to help guide me through the trail?
Yes. Our trail guides are trained to put your safety first. If they ask you to refrain from any activity, to avoid specific trails or areas which jeopardize you or your fellow participant’s safety or is not authorized for our use, please follow their directions. Set Them Free does not authorize or promote any night runs. AS AGREED TO IN YOUR WAIVER, ALL PARTICIPANTS AGREE TO WEAR HIS OR HER RESPECTIVE SEAT AND SHOULDER BELTS. IF A TRAIL GUIDE ASKS YOU TO WEAR YOUR SEAT BELT AND YOU DO NOT COMPLY, VIOLATORS WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE TRAIL, MONEY WILL NOT BE REFUNDED.
Could my vehicle be damaged?
Participants are advised to closely follow instructions given by trail guides, spotters, and Set Them Free. However, there’s the possibility of damage to your vehicle when traveling rough terrain. Any damage is the owner’s responsibility. Higher difficulty ratings are more likely to encounter hard terrain that may contribute to vehicular damage. Participants are required to sign a waiver form.
Should vehicles be licensed and registered?
All vehicles must be street legal and insured to drive on any road. Otherwise, they must be carried on a trailer to and from the trailhead and have a valid OHV sticker.
Should I bring my own food?
Your donations include breakfast and dinner through the duration of the event. Feel free to pack any additional snacks you may want for the trail or while you’re camping. Bring your own lunch or you can opt in for delivery of Subway boxed lunches for the trail days (aprox $5-7).
Can I bring any alcoholic beverages along?
Can I bring my pet along?
STF Off Road is pet friendly! While participating in any STF Off Road activities, pets must be leashed at all times and are required to have all current vaccinations.
Are there gas stations close to camp?
There are plenty of gas stations in town but we ask that you are fully gassed up on Saturday & Sunday morning prior to staging on Saturday & Sunday.
When can I arrive onsite?
Registration and check in is from 3:00-8:30 PM at the fair grounds on Friday.
How much is camping?
Camping is charged by site, not by person. Check registration page for cost details.
Where should I stay?
We recommend staying on site with us at the Chaffee County Fair Grounds. We will be hosting tent camping and dry RV camping. If you would like to stay in a hotel instead of camping, several hotels in the area are expecting us.
Can I register onsite?
Sure, you can register when you arrive but we will be unable to guarantee your preferred trail choice. Trails fill up fast! Likewise, we recommend you register as early as possible so we can ensure our vendors will have enough product and meal to provide to you.
When does registration close?
We will keep registration open until the Friday night of the event.
What are the costs?
How do I register?
You can register here or click the REGISTER tab on the top of this page. Once you reserve a spot for your vehicle and friends, you’ll use Paypal to secure it with your donation.
What if I want to come but can’t afford the asking donation?
We want you to be a part of Set Them Free Off Road 2016. If life is making it hard for you to come at the asking donation price we can work something out. Several generous donors have donated tickets to this event and if you cannot afford the event please take advantage of their generosity. Please don’t let money cause you to miss out on having a good time with us, contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we will make it work.