This summer, we - Erika Enriquez and Nicole Fleming - will be reuniting for the first time since graduating together from SUA last May of 2013. As life hands us greater responsibilities of graduate studies and full-time job opportunities, we realized that this may be our last time to do something truly memorable together.
Thus, we've decided to take a road trip across the US to not only create a few more lasting memories together, but to journey across our home country, outside of our home states (California and Hawaii, respectively) and in some small way during our travels, create value through volunteering with organizations supporting children & youth and families.
We are naming our trip The Kerouac Crusade, inspired by Jack Kerouac (one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century) and his travels with his friends across America as depicted in his novel, "On the Road." During TKC, we will be traveling to about 15 states over the span of 30 days and potentially volunteering with the following organizations (list is subject to change as we confirm volunteer registration and event/activity dates with each org):
- Accokeek Foundation
- Clean the World
- Climate Cycle
- Cradles to Crayons
- Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
- Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina
- Second Harvest Food Bank
While we will of course be offering our services for free, this trip will not be. We will be lodging with friends and family wherever possible and utilizing Couchsurfing, Airbnb, and Walmart parking lots to fill in the gaps. However, we are mainly asking for your support in helping us FUEL this trip (literally!). Gasoline and our rental car are going to be the largest expenses and so we ask that you please help us get across the country by donating to our trip fund! Every little bit counts! All donors with contributions of $1 or more will be personally thanked by both of us, with love.
You can follow our road trip here: Kerouac Crusade
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