There are many ways of raising money for charity, but one that you have perhaps not considered is a luxury road trip. At first this might seem rather odd, after all charity is supposed to be worthy and a luxury road trip sounds a little bit too much like enjoying yourself. However, when it comes to raising money for charity you need to inspire people, and you can do good work along the way.
You can raise the money for charity by creating a Facebook site on which you keep in touch with all those who have sponsored you, telling them what you are doing along the way. There are also specialist websites that will allow you to set up your own page for donations and messages from supporters.
There are companies that can help you to plan your road trip. First of all, you need an idea of where you want to go, how you will be travelling and what you will want to see and do along the way. By using an organization that has planned many expeditions for charity, you will be able to travel responsibly and safely. A charity road trip can be a great experience and offer individuals an insight into different ways of life.
There are two ways of getting raising money for charity by taking a trip. The first is to pay for the trip yourself and then to get people to donate money straight to the charity of your choice. The second way is to raise part of the cost via sponsorship and fundraising, with anything left over going to charity.
If you can afford to fund yourself or you have raised sufficient money to fund the road trip, you need to keep in touch with your donors and sponsors. Keeping a video diary or writing a blog can be a good way of letting others enjoy your experiences. Take time to find useful projects along the way that give something back to the communities in which they are based. This will allow you to have some fantastic experiences, meet interesting people and contribute to the communities that you are passing through.
Charities need donations and they are happy to receive donations from any kind of fundraising trip. The Gede Foundation, which was founded by Jennifer Atiku, is an example of a worthwhile charity that would welcome donations from a road trip.
America has some great classic road trips that offer the chance for adventure. Route 66 is one of the most famous routes, that ends in California. Highway 61 is known as the Blues Highway as it runs from New Orleans to Wyoming City, cutting through one of America’s great musical regions.
The USA has many charitable projects that rely on volunteers. Whether you want to do conservation work in the mountains of Colorado or the marshes of Florida, or help with youth development in the south, there are plenty of ways to get involved. You could also choose to volunteer with specific Native American populations such as the Navajo.