Connecticut based party planning company, Rock Paper Scissors Custom Events were looking to add something fresh and philanthropic to add to their repertoire. That’s when the founders Rachel Lampen and Kirsten Mitrakis came up with the novel idea of creating car-based scavenger hunts that would benefit local non-profits. They now have five local routes, with more to be released this month. Each hunt costs $10 per vehicle with 50% going to the chosen charity.
Rock Paper Scissors latest route is Westport, CT, which will benefit Domestic Violence Crisis Center, CT and will be available to drive until end of May 2021. Lampen says: "To date we have raised $1,155 for local charities and want to see that number double. It’s such an easy and fun thing to do as a family or a couple. Simply visit our website, download the map and clue sheet. You can drive it whenever you like so it’s a great thing to do over the Easter Break if you are not going away.”
Mitrakis continues "We were getting so many requests to add routes for new towns, we added a nomination form on our website. When we received a suggestion for Westport benefiting DVCCCT – who support individuals on their journey to safety we jumped at the opportunity – we jumped at the opportunity. The organization is incredible, supporting many towns across Fairfield and they have been working so hard given the strains of the recent pandemic.”
Other drivable routes to date include: New Canaan - Meals on Wheels of New Canaan, Ridgefield - Ridgefield Social Services, Bedford - Pound Ridge Community Center of Northern Westchester and even Austin, TX – Art From The Streets.
To incentivize people even more, Rock Paper Scissors Custom Events have a Wall of Fame and offer a monthly prize drawer. The cost is only $10 per car. To find out more visit: https://www.rockpaperscissors.events/scavenger-hunts-info
Next to be released will be New Milford benefitting Housatonic Habitat for Humanity and New Haven benefitting Alzheimer's Association Connecticut Chapter. Southbury, CT is definitely a contender with 3 public nominations. If you want a custom-built scavenger-hunt then please contact firstname.lastname@example.org