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Help support the Camino Association for the Holidays

By November 18, 2016No Comments

El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail Association is an advocacy group that seeks to protect the historic integrity of the trail, to educate the public about its significance, and to promote resource development, interpretation, and tourism along its path.

As a non-profit 501 (c)(3), our programs and projects for the trail are largely supported by donations from individuals and businesses such as you. With your financial contribution, we are able to run a host of programs such as our education program, Geographic Information Systems mapping program, resource protection program, and our signage program. Therefore, with the holidays upon us, we would like to share various ways that you can help to support the association!

1) AmazonSmile

A good way to support the association, at no cost to you, is to do your online shopping at AmazonSmile. In doing so, you will have the same selection and price as traditional Amazon, but with the added benefit of 0.5% of your purchase going to the association at no additional cost. We also encourage you to share our AmazonSmile link with your family and friends, so that they can support the association while shopping too! It’s a win-win for everyone!


Much like AmazonSmile, will donate a percentage of your sale to our organization at no cost to you. The difference is that when you shop at, you will be able to shop with over 1,500 retailers who participate in the program and who donate to our cause at various rates! More so, with you can install an application on your web-browser that will place an umbrella-like icon on your browser, so that anytime you visit a website that participates in, you will be prompted to take advantage of the donation. It is an ingenious little tool that makes giving to the association extremely easy! Once again, please share this link with your family and friends, so that they can also help to support the organization.

3) Association Membership and General Donations

As always, we encourage you to give the gift of membership in the association or to make a donation for the holidays! There’s no easier way to share something with your family and friends that is so important to you, while encouraging them to become supporters themselves in the future! Student membership starts at just $10 and we will accept donations of any amount!

4) Association Wish List

Additionally, we have a way for you to support our organization in a very specific way. For the first time, we have developed an association wish list of things that you can purchase to directly benefit the organization! We are requesting your support via purchase of items such as computers, GPS units, liability insurance, and phone service for the association. In purchasing one of these items for the association, you can know exactly what your donation is going to in support of the trail and association!

We appreciate your support and generosity! We couldn’t do what we do for the trail without you!


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