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ESTO Cares

We're excited that ESTO Cares is coming to Columbus. Stay tuned for more details.


ESTO Cares is organized by the National Council of State Tourism Directors Alumni Group. Its purpose is to make a difference in each community by giving back to the host destination of ESTO. A variety of volunteer fundraising activities have been held since 2015, the inception of ESTO Cares. All volunteer opportunities support and generate awareness for a local charitable organization. Ticket proceeds are donated to the charitable organization that ESTO Cares selects each year.

ESTO Cares 2023

Through the Years

2015 Portland, OR Clearing construction debris from the banks of the Willamette River.
2016 Boca Raton, FL Beach litter clean up at Spanish River Park to protect sea turtle hatching habitats in partnership with Gumbo Limbo Nature Center.
2017Minneapolis, MN Clearing crown vetch from the banks of the Mississippi at historic Mill Ruins Park. Event was rained out, but funds were raised for the city parks.
2018Phoenix, AZ Packing food kits to be shipped overseas in partnership with Feed My Starving Children.
2019Austin, TX Packing food for distribution at the Central Texas Food Bank.
2020CANCELED ESTO 2020 was canceled due to COVID-19.
2021Los Angeles, CA Onsite, packing hygiene kits for Los Angelinos experiencing homelessness in partnership with LA Works.
2022Grand Rapids, MI Onsite, packing literacy kits for Heart of West Michigan United Way.
2023Savannah, GAOnsite, packing materials for the Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia.