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Rocking for Charity!Paying bills...

$792 of $3,845 goal

Raised by 10 people in 41 months
We have spent six weeks this summer traveling across the country giving rides on our giant rocking unicorn to some very special people with significant handicaps, serious illnesses, or other special needs. The trip was one of the most rewarding things either of us has ever done and we had a blast giving these very special people memories that will last a lifetime. Each ride was special, and tailored to the needs of the indivuals riding.  If the person is blind or visually impaired, they got to feel Vlad prior to climbing on in order to see what they would be riding. If they were in a wheelchair, we lifted them onto Vlad's back and if need be, rode with them to ensure a safe and fun experience.

Some of our riders needed extra time to overcome a case of nerves...we gave them as much time as they required. This was about meeting each person wherever they needed in order to enjoy the experience as fully as possible.

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The other mission of our trip was to raise public awareness of the work of the many charities we worked with, and to support their work in their local communities. We are honoured to have been able to work with so very many dedicated people and thank each and every one of you who participated in this trip in any way.

We raised funds to cover our travel costs of fuel, modest lodging, and the most inexpensive meals we could manage, raising nearly $4,400 of the trip costs. We had estimated our travel expenses at $10,000 and came in  almost $2,000 under budget. That said, we are still $3,900 in the red, and had to spend all of our savings plus the money we had set aside for mortgage and bills in order to make it back home.

To cover this shortfall, we have started this Gofundme page, and once the shortfall is met, the page will be shut down. We are not and have never intened for this trip to be anything other than a philanthropic venture. We do need to catch up on our bills, and so we ask for your help in raising enough to recoup the personal funds that we spent. Any amount you can contribute will be greatly appreciated, and if folks purchase tshirts or bumper stickers we will adjust the total amount we need to raise to reflect those contributions. Please help if you can and then spread the word amongst your friends and family.

You can read about our cross country charity tour in our chairty trip blog located on our website,

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Thank you all for your support!

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Thank you Christie and Annie! We were just able to lower our goal to reflect your wonderful contributions.

We are exploring grant writing as an option in funding further charity work. We really want to do more tours that cover different portions of the country. The looks on the faces of these special riders are the most beautiful thing you could ever hope to see. We dearly want to give that gift to more people!
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We are ever so grateful for all of your support. We are now closing in on the $800 mark and when we reach $880 we will only have three grand left to raise. Hearty thanks go out to Janet and Lloyd Buck, Gina and Josh Johosky and everyone else who has supported us through our journey. You are our bedrock.
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We just finished our final faire of the season and were deeply touched by the number of folk who came up and asked how the tour went, then put a donation in our tip jar. We have quite a way to go, but those dollars are adding up and making a dent in things. Thank you all!
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Thank you to all of you wonderfully generous people who have donated and gotten us off to a running start. We will be making an extra mortgage payment with what you have donated and will now be that much closer to catching up on that very important bill.

For anyone considering making a donation that repeats monthly, know that you can stop repeating donations at any time, and once we reach our goal, we will close this page down, thus ending any recurring contributions. :)
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$792 of $3,845 goal

Raised by 10 people in 41 months
Created September 16, 2014
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JB
$50
Janet and Lloyd Buck
38 months ago (Offline Donation)

Hearty thanks to Janet and Lloyd for their support!

KP
$72
Kearney Faire Patrons
39 months ago (Offline Donation)

Donations and tips from the generous patrons at Kearney Faire.

JV
$500
Jim Vassar
40 months ago

I remember meeting you guys in the hot tub in a campground after we left Burning man back in 2013. You are both amazing people and I hope to see you soon!

RP
$25
Ride on Video Productions
40 months ago (Offline Donation)

Rock On!

$5
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$10
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40 months ago
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