Thursday, 30 October 2014
My wonderful, wonderful mother hand-carved (hand-carved!!) a bicycle stamp and has been making cards to help with my fundraising. What a great mom :)
Check out her blog and Etsy shop! She's pretty cool. She also has a post about these kick-ass cards and you can buy them on her Etsy.
Thanks for reading!
Monday, 27 October 2014
As you may know, I will be using my adventure across Africa as a chance to raise funds for the Tour d’Afrique Foundation, an organization dedicated to promoting the bicycle as a means of improving quality of life, especially in underdeveloped countries. This is primarily achieved through the donation of bicycles to community development and health care workers. Donation ceremonies are held along our tour route across the continent. My goal is to raise funds for 10 bicycles ($150 USD each, $165 CAN) – one for each country I visit.
Countries visited include:
· South Africa
Mission of the TDA Foundation
The mission of the foundation is to promote the use of the bicycle as a means of transport and income generation. This is primarily accomplished through bike donations to health workers and orphanages along the route in Africa, though donations are also made on routes in India and North America. A bike donated to a health worker in Africa allows them to reach up to five times as many patients in a day as they would without a bike.
If you would like to help me reach my goal please click on the donate button on the right. Any amount would help a lot! If you would like to donate a whole bike make sure to send me your mailing address so I can send you a postcard from my trip. I know that is a lot to swing, but teaming up to donate a bike with several friends absolutely counts for a postcard!
Click here for more information on the TDA Foundation. Thanks for your support!