Got OUTDOORS is run collaboratively by Lifeline CDC and nature enthusiast Bill King, and benefits grade-school youth that attend after-school and summer programs at the Meadows Apartment Complex in Merced, California. Lifeline CDC is a non-profit that works directly with low-income neighborhoods by building strong relationships with community members to further encourage and empower them to use their gifts. Bill King seeks to connect people and the communities in which they live in with nature.  Learn why we started the Got OUTDOORS program.




Chanel's aspiration to build the future one act of kindness at a time, by being tolerant, understanding and accepting of those around her, is why she works to build-up children at the Meadows Lifeline Community Center.

Michael Haarmeyer

Michael Haarmeyer is passionate about helping children, adults, and families to have healthy perceptions of themselves. He volunteers with many organizations within Merced, and plans to one day start a center of his own.

Frankie Sandoval

Outgoing and talkative, Frankie loves to help people of all ages at the Meadows Community Center! 

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Bill seeks to connect people to nature, and nature with community, blending his skills as an urban planner with his passion for the great outdoors.