Beginning June 14th Cali Cares will be accepting donations directly through a secure PayPal account. Our goal is to raise 840 dollars by July 4th, when we expect Mike to reach the Mexi-Cali border. All of the donations will go to Doctors without Borders.
We chose 840 dollars as our goal because the California coastline is 840 miles long and Mike is covering about that same distance (well, maybe a couple hundred more). Mike is excited by the thought that each mile he rides is another dollar going towards a good cause.
Why Doctors without Borders?
The donation account has been closed and we have collected $880!
Mike and I are very happy to announce that we exceeded the donation goal. We are also thankful that you have chosen to support Japan, Cali Cares, and Doctors without Borders.
May you always be close to someone who cares.
Here is a list of other organizations which provided relief for people affected by the Tohoku earthquake.
American Red Cross – Since its founding in 1881 by visionary leader Clara Barton, the American Red Cross has been the nation’s premier emergency response organization. The Red Cross responds to disasters all across the globe.
Snoop Dog and Neff Headwear for Japan– This is Neff Headwear and Snoop’s clothing project in support of Japan.
World Vision – World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice.
Save the Children – Save the Children is the leading independent organization creating lasting change in the lives of children in need in the United States and around the world.
Threadless – Threadless is a T-shirt company which allows regular people to suggest shirt designs. They have a special “causes” selection featuring Japan relief shirts.
A word of caution to anyone making a donation online. Make sure you are giving your money to the right people. Unfortunately, people do take advantage of disasters for their own profit.