There are many ways you can support our adventure.
As we are off and hiking . . . it is best to support us online, but you can also send checks and letters to our PO Box 735, Sebastopol, CA 95473 as our family will be checking it.
Please make sure to note “Awaking-Dreams” with all donations made so we can keep track. You can also send us an e-mail, especially with the number of shoes donated, so we can log it for the girls. With much gratitude!!!!!
We also have Awaking Dreams t-shirts left! We still have a few short sleeve cotton ($15) and short- ($24) and long-sleeve ($30) dri-fit (the same kind we are currently wearing daily on the trail).
All shirt proceeds support trip logistics, so please consider supporting us and looking good at the same time.
Some family members are handling shirt orders and shipping ($10) while we are out on the trail, so please email Casey (firstname.lastname@example.org) to place an order.
To Support Organizations Directly visit the links below
Each girl hopes to raise $2000 for their organization for the 2000+-miles they will hike. All additional donations will go to hike logistics and B-Rad foundation that we hope to continue to partner with upon our return.
To clarify where your donation will go . . . All donations will be divided 50% to hike logistics and 50% (10% to each of the nonprofits (Harper’s is split to the 2 wildlife rescues) of the 6 organizations we are supporting until the girls have reached their goals ($2000 for the 2000+ miles we will hike). After the goals have been reached remaining donations will go to hike logistics. Any funds remaining after the hike will be donated to the B-Rad foundation. If you would like to make a specific donation to one of the organizations please click on the links above and make sure to add “Awaking Dreams” –Malone Family AT Thru-Hike in the memo.
Jamie has long hoped to start a non-profit that emphasizes the importance of and opens opportunities to the outdoors for those at-risk, in need, and facing terminal or life altering illnesses (such as her brother, Kyle’s). B-Rad was started in memory of a loved one, with a mission that correlates with our goal. We honor their mission of health, adventure, and stewardship. Our family will stay involved with B-Rad and continue to build the Awaking Dreams mission. ( www.b-radfoundation.org)
Josie chose to try to collect 2000 pairs of shoes for “Soles for Souls,” as she knows the importance shoes have in her life, and will especially have when she is hiking. Your new and gently-worn shoes help individuals in need. Soles4Souls believes everyone around the world deserves a good pair of shoes. (soles4souls.org)
Redwood Empire Foodbank’s (REFB) mission is to end hunger in our community. This means having a place in the community response system that makes adequate nutrition assistance available and accessible to anyone in need of help. Sabina has helped sort food at the REFB. Food plays a vital element on the tail and Sabina will have a connection to this effort as she hikes. (REFB.org)
Harper is passionate about wildlife and how it correlates to the health of our environment. She will divide her fundraising efforts between our local rescue Sonoma County Wildlife Rescue and one near the AT, Appalachian Wildlife Refuge. Both wildlife rescues provide care, rehabilitate and release, and facilitate education to the community. ( www.scwildliferescue.org, www.appalachianwild.org)
CARMA provides retiring thoroughbred racehorses with opportunities for new careers. They provide funding for the rehabilitation, retraining and/or retirement of California-raced Thoroughbred horses. Maya is an active rider and part of Pony Club. She was inspired by CARMA because she loves horses and some of her favorite horses are thoroughbred racehorses. ( www.carma4horses.org)