Fundraising for Children
Who: We are Lindsay and Chris! Together with our Australian Cattle Dog, Everest, we are Called to Wander!
What: We are driving our truck and camper rig over 30,000 miles back and forth across the United States to raise funds and awareness to support 50 individuals and/or organizations with whom we are volunteering as we travel to ALL 50 states.
We have an ambitious goal to raise a total of $55,000 over the course of our trip and we need your help! We will raise a minimum of $1,000 for each state we visit, with a $5,000 bonus donation going to the "fans choice” at the end of the road trip.
Along the journey we will volunteer for at least one day in each state, with the goal to work with organizations that focus specifically on improving the lives of children who are orphans, sick or in poverty. We will share the stories of the people we meet and places we visit through journalistic prose, photography and ultimately a feature documentary (or documentary series).
Our goal will be to bring awareness to the types of individuals and organizations that are committed to bringing a positive change to their communities and the world.
Where: We have carefully crafted a meandering route that brings us to dozens of major cities and towns across the United States. The route will cover approximately 30,000 miles and also include stops in iconic national and state parks.
When: Our trip will last from April to December 2018. Our goal is to award all funds that we raise to the various individuals and organizations by December 31, 2018.
Why: We believe that we have been given much in life. From the fortune of being born into a life of freedoms and prosperity in America to the opportunities that exist for us for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, we have been greatly blessed. We believe that part of our responsibility, and joy, in being given much is to also give much to others.
On our journey we will document the nature of the giver such that we can help others understand the importance, purpose and impact that giving can have on others. We also want to show that, while we do not have as much as others to give, it is possible to change the world by sharing what we do have - whether it is time, talents or passion.
We believe that most people naturally want to help each other and, by sharing what we learn about the nature of giving, people will find more and creative ways to give to others.
Thank you for supporting our efforts to make the world a better place!
*** NOTE: WHEN DONATING PLEASE INDICATE TO WHICH STATE YOU WOULD LIKE YOUR DONATION TO CREDIT
Chris and Lindsay