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Phone: 800-845-5665
PO Box 1660
Kodak
Tennessee 37764
USA
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Target demographics: Everyone who loves, lives near, visits, and takes cherished memories away from the Smoky Mountains.

Direct beneficiaries per year: The natural and cultural resources in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Assist with a special event to raise funds for Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Geographic areas served: Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Programs: Parks as Classrooms, which helps educate 18,000 students annually through hands-on curriculum-based education in the park, Trails Forever, which funds a full-time trail crew to preserve the park's 800+ miles of trails for generations to come, and historic preservation efforts to protect the rich history of east Tennessee and western North Carolina.

Mission:
Friends of Great Smoky Mountains National Park helps to preserve and protect one of America's greatest natural treasures by raising funds and awareness and providing volunteers for needed projects.
Results:
Since 1993, Friends of the Smokies has raised more than $44 million to help fund important projects in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

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07/07/11
The financial figures for Friends of the Smokies for Fiscal Year 2008 do not reflect $916,924 raised in 2008 for three internally-managed endowments that will all benefit the Smokies’ 800+ miles of recreational trails. This data on internally managed endowments is not currently included in the ... more »
07/05/11
The Friends of the Smokies organization is by far one of the greatest organizations related to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The FOTS staff are some of the most passionate and dedicated folks I know, and I have proudly volunteered alongside them with much enthusiasm and pride. I must ... more »
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06/30/11
I've volunteered for Friends of the Smokies for 4 years by working on their annual Evergreen Ball, telethon, and programs that they assist such as the Gatlinburg Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage. Many wonderful programs and projects that the Great Smoky Mountains National Park provides would not be ... more »
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