From the very first moment (years ago!!) I heard about a 'bike tour fighting poverty' I wanted to participate - I am so excited to be riding a portion of this amazing ride this August! Thank you for supporting me - TOGETHER we can make a difference!
Sea to Sea is a cross-country bike ride across Canada and the US where all funds raised will be used to fight poverty in more than 40 countries! I am riding because now more than ever I am passionate about social justice and doing something to make a difference, and I humbly ask you to consider a donation.
A little more information....poverty is a real, immediate problem. 800 million people live in extreme poverty in the world today and nearly half of the world is living on less than $2.50 per day. Sea to Sea is a response to global poverty—we can and should be working toward solutions.
"Ending Poverty" is a big statement when you think about the whole world and the BILLIONS of people in poverty. So lets shrink it down to ending poverty for one person at a time:
A baby. World Renew estimates that in Bangladesh, $10 would provide the nutrition and healthcare for the first 1,000 days of life which are critical for proper mental and physical development and IMPACTS THEIR ENTIRE LIFE! Here is a great place to learn more http://www.worldrenew.net/1000days
A person. Partners Worldwide in their 2013 annual report estimates that $114 supports creating or sustaining a job in the countries they serve. A job means food, shelter, education, healthcare and a path out of poverty. Learn more here http://www.partnersworldwide.org/about/vision-2020/
A family. World Renew estimates that $22 a month helps a family break free from poverty. http://worldrenew.net/welcome-free-family
Those aren't very big numbers are they? How many people will you break out of the cycle of poverty? 10? 30? 50? 100? Wow. That seems impressive for one person. What does that look like with 100 Riders? 200 Riders? 300 Riders?
Now you have a glimpse of why I'm riding!