Dale & Alex Budzon Deliver a Blue Bag to a school in Africa in May of 2012.
The members of Safari Club International regularly deliver SafariCare Blue Bags to remote communities around the world. The Blue Bags are filled with items such as medical & school supplies, clothing, books, toys and other items. The program began in 1996 when SCI members delivered mosquito nets and other medical supplies to remote villagers in Namibia. The Northeast Indiana Chapter of SCI is proud to be a part of this humanitarian effort.
SCI believes that providing opportunities to share the hunting heritage with youth is a vital part of continuing that heritage for future generations. SCI is committed to promoting outdoor activities, hunter education, apprentice hunter experiences and youth leadership development through its varied programs at the international level as well as at the grassroots level through its many chapters.
With most huntable wildlife populations on the rise, annual donations of wild game meat and fish to those in need have increased. Since Safari Club International started the Sportsmen Against Hungerprogram in 1989, tens of millions of meals have been served at local soup kitchens, food banks, or other charitable organizations, such as The Salvation Army.
This year, our Northeast Indiana Chapter is proud to have donated 3,000 lbs. of Buffalo meat through Farmers & Hunters Feeding The Hungry, to our local food bank.
A program designed to foster and promote opportunities for disabled hunters to experience the hunting tradition and heritage, and to recognize the individual’s perseverance in hunting activities.
Disabled hunters and shooters across the country are benefiting from the generous gifts of time, goods, and services provided by SCI members.
Each year, SCIF sponsors and coordinates world-class hunting safaris for the annual Pathfinder Award. This award is presented to an individual who is faced with overcoming a physical challenge or disability that is otherwise capable of interfering with a routine way through life; he or she must discover previously unexplored regions of self-esteem, self-worth, courage, persistence, and determination. The recipient is someone who has a “never quit” attitude and who is recognized as an ambassador for other “pathfinders” seeking leadership when faced with similar challenges.