THE CHARITIES

We will be supporting 2 charities for this adventure. Our goal is to raise $1500 US dollars or $2000 Kiwi bucks! Since we’re sure you are going to donate, please use the links provided so we can keep track of how much we’ve raised. Thanks!

Cool Earth:
Cool Earth is the official charity of the Adventurists. If you’re keen on saving the environment and a little piece of your heart dies when you can’t find a recycle bin this is the charity for you!!

http://www.coolearth.org/

To Donate:  http://www.justgiving.com/kickinitsaristyle

New Light:
As women who have grown up in western countries, we have been born into freedom that most women in the world have not. This is always apparent to us when we leave the comforts of our first world homes. After reading Half the Sky (by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn) and in light of the recent events involving women both in India and at home, we decided we wanted to pick a charity that directly benefits women. New Light’s mission is “to promote gender equality through education and life-skill training, thereby reducing harm caused by violence and abuse to women and children.” After the end of the Rickshaw Run, Jen and Kristine are planning to go to Kolkata to see New Light in action.

http://www.newlightindia.org/

To Donate: http://www.crowdrise.com/kickinitsaristyle