Rocking for Charity!Paying bills...
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.
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,
Thank you all for your support!
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!
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. :)