Where Your Donation Will Go
I am currently teaching English in Saudi Arabia and saving money for this hike. By the time it starts, I will have saved plenty of money to completely fund my own hike on the Appalachian Trail (AT). This means that I will pay all of the costs out of my own pocket for my camping and hiking gear, my food, my plane tickets, and any other expenses along the way. What this means for you is that 100% of your GoFundMe donations (minus the service charges for GoFundMe) will go directly to Friends of Thai Daughters (FTD). Also, your donation is tax-deductible. Upon donating, GoFundMe will automatically send you a receipt for your donation that can be used for tax purposes. Thank you all for all your generosity!!!
At 44 years old by the time I start this hike, there are no guarantees that my body will hold up for the entire length of the trail (although there is currently an 81-year-old man doing it and attempting to set the age record). I will put my heart and soul into finishing every last mile, but whether I hike only 1 mile of the AT, whether I finish the entire 2,181 miles of AT, or whether it's somewhere in between, I guarantee that every last dollar that you donate will go directly to FTD to assist in providing education, support, love, and life opportunity for these girls. As little or as much as you can give, any amount is greatly appreciated.
Aloha and Mahalo,