Thrive on Kilimanjaro: The Climb for 5,000 Life Gardens

September 17th – September 23rd
Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro with us!

Thrive for Good

Participate virtually from anywhere!

Thrive on Kilimanjaro is a virtual fundraiser with a goal of raising $500,000 – enough to plant 5,000 Life Gardens impacting 200,000 people! Participants can join worldwide to help climb the 19,340 feet to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro by

Climbing stairs




between September 17 – 23, 2021.


Did you know that it takes a total of 154,720 steps to climb to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro and back down?


of $500k goal

Sponsored by:

Sign up to climb!

You can sign up on your own or sign up a team. We will collectively add up our elevation and see how many times we can summit the mountain together! Each day, you will estimate the elevation you gained during the day and report it to your team captain. Your team captain will report your team’s total number here daily.

How to estimate your elevation gain:

  • One flight of stairs equals 10 feet elevation
  • 1,000 steps equals 250 feet elevation

Generous sponsors have offered to match up to $250,000 of every dollar donated, so every $100 you raise has $200 of impact!

Looking forward to having you join our climb!

The Live Climb

There will be an in-person climb of Kilimanjaro happening simultaneously, led by the founder of Thrive and co-founder of Natural Calm Canada, Dale Bolton.

It has long been a dream of Dale’s to climb mount Kilimanjaro, and this year, Dale and his team will summit at the same time as we climb virtually. It’s a 5-8 day climb up to the tallest peak in Africa, which sits proudly at 19,340 feet.

Ambrose Motian

Joining Dale will be Thrive’s Kenyan Executive Director, Ambrose Motian. Although Dale and Ambrose have known and worked with each other for over a decade, they have never embarked on such an important and relational building adventure before.

Dale and Linda are the founders of Thrive, co-founders of Natural Calm Canada, and have been actively involved in ending hidden hunger through nutritious food since 2008.

Take Action:
Be a World Changer

Please join us to take action and be a world changer by signing up to climb! Participate as an individual or a team. We will collectively add up our elevation and see how many times we can summit the mountain together!

  • An all-expense trip to Kenya! ($3,500 value x 1 available) – Most money raised.
  • A one week stay at a Penthouse at Walnut Beach Resort in Osoyoos BC! ($3,500 value x 1 available) – Most elevation climbed.
  • A one-year supply of Natural Calm! ($300 value x 6 available) – Runner up for most money raised.
  • Vita Gift Certificate ($250 value x 2 available) – Runner ups for most elevation climbed.
  • Finally, the first 20 team captains to sign up will get a JusTea Trio package.

The Problem

Two billion people – including 33% of children – aren’t getting enough life-giving nutrients to reach their full potential and fight disease.

The problem is “hidden hunger” — a chronic lack of vitamins, minerals, and micronutrients only whole foods can deliver. Hidden hunger shows up when the first priority is to get food in bellies, and “nutrition” means meal after meal of processed, white grains and corn.

Hidden hunger keeps people from escaping extreme poverty. It causes kids to miss school. It prevents adults from working when they’re chronically ill. And it orphans too many children.

Until now, a nutrient-dense diet has seemed out of reach for the poor. But with Life Gardens, anyone can grow health.

What is a Life Garden?

A Life Garden, a unique term used at Thrive for Good, refers to an organic, bio-intensive garden intentionally cultivated to grow the most nutrient-dense foods and natural, medicinal plants. It is typically a quarter acre of about 40, 100sqft double dug garden beds where communities can grow healthy, organic, disease-fighting foods, including spinach, kale, onions, garlic, carrots, natural medicines, and more!

Each Life Garden provides:

  • 40 community members (indirect beneficiaries) benefiting from the harvests
  • 12 trained project members (direct beneficiaries) that maintain the project
  • 105 healthy, nutritious meals produced each day and approximately 40,000 per year
  • The value of food produced each year approximately $15,000 USD (based on $.38 per meal)

Join the Kilimanjaro Virtual Launch via Zoom

Please join us for our virtual Kilimanjaro launch event on Zoom with founders, Dale and Linda Bolton. Also in attendance will be Ambrose Motian, the Chief Executive Officer in Kenya, who will be climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro with Dale, our documentary filmmaker Nate Slaco, and James Woller, Thrive’s International Director. You won’t want to miss this event with this great panel where we will give you a sneak peak on the Kilimanjaro Expedition plan and route!

Hope to see you there!

Date: September 9th, 2021
Time: 2pm EST

Did you miss it? Click here to watch the recording.

Our Generous Sponsors

Platinum – $20,000 (SPONSORED)

Our lead partnership level with the highest recognition has been sponsored by VITA .

Gold – $10,000 (2 available)

Our second partnership level is still available.

Silver – $5,000 (2 still available)

Our third partnership level has been sponsored by St. Francis Herb Farm and Brightmark.

Bronze – $1,500

Our fourth partnership level has been sponsored by KACI – Growth and Revenue Specialists and Nelson and Kraft.