Sit for nature.

Each year, we host the Sit-a-thon – a community challenge and peer-to-peer fundraising campaign, in support of our Bursary Fund. At the Pine Project, we call the practice of sitting quietly in nature a ‘sit spot’. It’s an opportunity to observe nature without distractions and we’ve found it’s one of the best ways to learn from nature.

During the Sit-a-thon, amazing individuals like yourself take our ‘Sit Spot’ challenge. The challenge is simple – you commit to sitting in nature for a chosen period of time and ask your friends and family to donate to your sit.

Every dollar raised supports families in financial need to attend our programs.

In 2021, we’re excited to hold our Sit-a-thon on Summer Solstice, June 2oth! What better way to welcome summer and celebrate the full return of the light than by connecting with nature and supporting other families to do the same.

Head over to our Sit-a-thon 2021: Summer Solstice webpage to learn more and meet the amazing Sitters participating this year.

Interested in participating yourself? Click “More Info” below to learn what’s involved!

Can’t participate but want to support the Sit-a-thon?

Can’t participate but want to support the Sit-a-thon?

Make a donation directly to the Pine Project and the Sit-a-thon.

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We are deeply grateful for the financial support that has allowed our children to continue with the Pine Project this year. There is nothing quite like it in their lives! My children are more watchful, more observant, braver, and more open to otherness because of the Pine Project. The bursary makes attending possible - what this money allows is ultimately shaping my children, and their children, and our future.

— Parent of two participants supported by the bursary fund

Some of our past sitters!

Jen raised $1025 sitting for 5 hours in Taylor Creek Park
Jen raised $1025 sitting for 5 hours in Taylor Creek Park
Tatiana raised $300 sitting for 4 hours by Toronto’s waterfront
Tatiana raised $300 sitting for 4 hours by Toronto’s waterfront
Natasha raised $300 sitting for 3 hours in Huron Natural Area
Natasha raised $300 sitting for 3 hours in Huron Natural Area