Hitchhike to Help

   

In April I had the opportunity of talking with Carter Able, a Journey 2010 intern. He told me about a fundraising idea he and some friends were working on known as Hitchhike to Help. While talking to Carter he told me that he wanted the money raised from the event to go to Kimbilio Project. I was ecstatic and loved the idea!

In April I had the opportunity of talking with Carter Able, a Journey 2010 intern. He told me about a fundraising idea he and some friends were working on known as Hitchhike to Help. While talking to Carter he told me that he wanted the money raised from the event to go to Kimbilio Project. I was ecstatic and loved the idea!

Carter and his friends set up a great website, Facebook page, and Twitter account. At the end of July, five of Carter’s friends set out to hitchhike from Nashville, Tennessee to Los Angles, California carrying only what would fit in a backpack. Supporters were able to keep track of exactly where the participants were in the country and follow each participant’s blog. All of the proceeds went to Kimbilio Project. They were about to raise over $2,200 and donations are still coming in.

I loved following these guys’ journey across the United States raising awareness and money for Kimbilio. There were people from Michigan all the way to California that kept up with Hitchhike to Help and also contributed to their fundraising goal.

We are very thankful for Carter Able, Josh Helton, Aaron Sheats, Kevin Terry, Robby Berry, Jon Mitchell, and everyone else who had a hand in making Hitchhike to Help a success. You can view the participant's blogs on their website and hear more about their journey to Los Angles. I would encourage you to make time to read some of their blogs. Reading about their trip was very inspiring. They sacrificed a lot to see that Kimbilio is built so that we can provide a refuge for orphaned and abandoned children in East Africa.

Check back tomorrow to find out specific ways you can be involved with Kimbilio Project!

Edward Phillips

Director of Kimbilio Project