Soulcycler Syrian Refugee Project

Hello.

My name is Rick Gunn and I am a writer, photographer
and public speaker based out of South Lake Tahoe California. In the last decade, after setting out on my bicycle some 40,000 miles around the globe, I have dedicated my time off the bicycle to trying to make the world a better place. That has included AIDS work in Northern Thailand, time with bomb extraction and mine victim rehabilitation in Laos and Vietnam, teaching impoverished children in Cambodia and India, restoring threatened forests in Borneo, and building a dialogue between the children of America and Iran through the exchange of artwork and letters.  My current project revolves around bringing relief to Syrian Refugees in Greece. My goals are two fold: I will collect donations from the community to purchase childrens backpacks, children's underwear and sox, as well as pens and pencils,crayons and writing tablets. After purchasing these items I will join with students from 5 local schools, and have the children fill each of the backpacks with the pens and underwear and tablets and also include a handmade drawing or letters offering them their support and solidarity. Then, in April of 2016, I will carry those backpacks to Greece, where I will distribute those backpacks, or have them distributed while I volunteering whever I am most needed. During the course of that volunteer stint, I will use my journalism skills of 20 years to share the story of my experience with the students back home, highlighting  how their small acts can make a difference around the world.  Your donations will go to every aspect of making this project happen.

Thank you so much for your generosity,

Rick Gunn


To find out more about me, and some of the other work I've done, or to listen to my TEDX talk I gave in Iran last year, you can go to any of the following links:

www.soulcycler.com

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5iEvcc6IH_g

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZhJ5u8-HaPk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrCOEKV4To0



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Rick Gunn 
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