Gilmore Siblings drive to Mongolia (and raise $$$ along the way!)
David and Francisca are a twenty-something sibling pair. David is the planner & doer, and a recent graduate of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. Francisca is the silly one, and currently works at Premise Data in San Francisco. We are half-Chinese Ecuadorian, half American mutts who've spent some time living in Southeast Asia, Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa, and the good ole USA, and are now excited to sorely test our sibling bond driving from England to Mongolia!
So we're definitely a lucky pair of bananas, and we'd like to do some giving back along the way. Our overall fundraising goal is 5000 USD (woo!). The first $3000 that is donated will go straight to these three organizations. After that, we'd like to raise money to cover the costs of the car (about ~1500 USD) . Any money raised after that will be split - 50% to our charities, 50% to our visas & mechanic costs. Please let us know if you have any questions. Read on for more information about our charities!
Organizations we're raising money for -
Cool Earth: Each minute, nearly 150 acres of rainforest are destroyed, releasing nearly 40,000 tonnes of CO2 into the environment – the equivalent of 4,800 laps around the planet. The Cool Earth Foundation, the official charity of the 2016 Mongol Rally, is committed to halting the destruction of these ecosystems. Cool Earth has saved over 330,000 acres of forest, and has shielded millions more from destruction
The YP Foundation: The YP Foundation (TYPF) is an Indian youth -run and -led organization that supports and enables young people to create programmes and influence policies in the areas of gender, sexuality, health, education, the arts and governance. TYPF promotes, protects and advances young people’s human rights by building feminist leadership, and strengthening youth-led initiatives and movements in India.
The Ecuadorian Red Cross: The Red Cross has been vital to the recovery effort in Ecuador after the April 2016 earthquake. From the IFRC: "More than 800 volunteers and staff from the Ecuadorian Red Cross have been active following the earthquake which has killed over 230 people and left more than 1,500 injured. In addition to search and rescue operations, the Red Cross has also provided psychosocial support and first aid."
You donate to our cause and in return we do certain things, we call them "Challenges", you might enjoy.