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Be a “Cabin Creator”! Sponsor a Cabin “Part”!
Financial Help Needed Now to Finish the Hut Project

Volunteers worked hard over the summer, putting in hundreds of hours. Now we need cash to finish this thing. Please contribute. No amount is too small. Donations of $1,500 or more come with lifetime membership!

Here are some suggestions:

  • Be one of a handful of Manitoba Cabin Creators: Donate a minimum of $1,000 (individual) or $1,500 (family) and be one of the up to ten Cabin Creators listed permanently in the cabin.
  • Sponsor a “cabin part” and have your name acknowledged permanently in the hut:
    • Sponsor the centerpiece of the kitchen, the cooking range and oven, with adjacent counters and shelves ($1,000).
    • Sponsor the yurt wood stove system ($800).
    • Sponsor the cabin’s 23-ft built-in seating bench ($700).
    • Sponsor the entry—gear drying, boot racks, welcome signboard ($600).
    • Sponsor a double-wide ($500) or single wide ($400) funky bunk bed frame, curved to fit yurt walls, with mattresses.
  • Just write a check (any check over and above membership dues).

Alaska Hut has been fortunate to have a federal grant from several years ago, through the USDA State and Private Forestry program, and to have a recent federal grant through the Kenai Mountains – Turnagain Arm National Heritage Area. These grants provide the bulk of Manitoba Cabin funding. The KMTA NHA grant requires matching by non-federal funds and in-kind donations. Perhaps you had hoped to help out in person over the summer but schedules never meshed; now’s the time you can help with the “match” by sending in a donation. Thank you for considering it.

Monetary contributions will go to finishing off the interior, including final flooring in 2013, the kitchen, tables, bunks, entryway, etc., and will go to external touches such as a permanent structure for firewood storage and bear-proof food storage.

Wish List. Help us outfit the hut.

Alaska Huts seeks donations of new or gently used household items that are sturdy and will hold up well.

  • All cooking and baking implements.
    • Mixing bowls, salad bowls, bread pans & muffin tins.
    • Mixing spoons, rubber spatulas and pancake turners, large chopping knives and paring knives, measuring spoons and measuring cups.
    • Two good quality stove-top griddles for gas burners.
    • You get the picture : )
  • Stuff for the table — 20+ each of:
    • Plates and bowls, plastic or ceramic, serviceable and attractive (small ceramic chips probably acceptable).
    • Knives, forks, teaspoons, soup spoons.
    • Ceramic mugs, maybe from Alaska events, plain or artistic (any potters out there with extra stock?)
  • Serviceable, clean bed pillows—18 of ‘em!
  • Serviceable “sofa cushions”/back pillows with sturdy material suitable for comfortable rustic hut décor (i.e. not shiny fabric, not fancy), for a long seating bench—need 12+.
  • Wooden stools 23-25 inches tall with seats 8-12 in. across.
  • Small, narrow rocking chair (possibly folding rocking chair).
  • Four wooden folding chairs (not too big).

Let us know what you have, and we will arrange to connect with you. Thank you!