Who are we?
Just a small family with a BIG idea. A family that loves nature, road trips, longboarding, the great outdoors and most importantly, helping people. Recently we have started to look for something more. Something bigger. A way that we could give a lot more back to as many people as possible. Our goal is to travel across the US helping charities as we go.
We are calling our adventures “Tripping For Charity”.
Last summer we finished our first trip up the East coast, from Florida all the way up to Maine and back. We helped many charities along the way, such as animal rescues, food pantries, community programs, wildlife conservation and help for children in need. We were able to give the charities three pairs of volunteer hands for a day, to help do whatever needed to be done. We are not at all the type who are afraid to sweat and get our hands dirty, we even cleaned up after pigs and cows on our trip. Additionally, we wanted to be able to give a cash donation and some helpful exposure by telling their story, first hand, for them online and through other media. Hopefully, through this experience, we were able to raise awareness for the charities that will help them long after we are gone. You can visit our store and get a cool shirt or bag that will really help us and the charities we visit.
"What’s in it for me?" you ask. To start, a shirt or bag, if you choose to get one. Even better than that, we plan on documenting our trips and sharing stories from the road and the different people and charities that we work with. You will be able to follow along with us through social media, photos, videos and online posts. In this way, you will get to experience our adventure with us and actually see who we are helping.
You can be part of the experience!
You can help us by visiting our store to get a shirt, a bag or by donating. Another really, really big way to help us is by spreading the word about what we are doing. Our store will help us fund the trip and raise donations to give to the charities that we help. Did I mention that we also have really cool shirts and bags available?
The facts are that there are over 1.5 million charities in the US (this does not count for those with an annual income of $25K or less), yet only about 25% of all people actually volunteer.
Why help just one charity when you can help us help many?
If you are interested in helping or simply following us on our adventure, please visit our store or the social media links to the left or bottom of this page. We can't do this without you!
Thank you for being part of something big, helping change many lives and for making our trips possible!
See you on the road!
Vinal, Linnea and Kiersten