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Donation Request

Dear Friends, Family and Other Supportive Individuals,

Howdy everyone. I’m writing to let you know that I will be leaving at the beginning of June for a four to six month, 5,000 mile, bicycle trip in South America (Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, and Chile) and I need your help.

About a year ago I was feeling rather directionless and begin looking for a worthwhile goal to pursue. I began reading a book by an older woman, Anne Mustoe, who had set about the world solo on a bike. Coincidently, I also stumbled across the web pages of a woman who had ridden from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego and raised money for a charity. I was inspired by these two women to pursue this South American journey as a beginning of the next phase in my life and, as importantly, to try and help others at the same time.

I am trying to raise $10,000 for Heifer, International and although I am looking for corporate sponsors to help me with a large chunk of this I am also reaching out to my friends. Heifer is a group that I greatly admire for its work teaching people sustainable farming and animal husbandry as well as its promotion of community and I have been donating a set amount each month to this organization for over a year and a half. Anything you can donate to help me meet my goal would be greatly appreciated and I urge you to check out the Heifer, International website at www.heifer.org to learn more about the organization.

Ways to donate to Heifer:
1) Before June 1st – Fill out attached form and mail to me: Contact me at jminnick.sasgATgmail.com for address. Heifer would like me to collect donations and send to them at one time, so there may be some delay with processing checks.
2) After June 1st – Fill out attached form and mail directly to Heifer International at the address on the form.
3) At any time – Donate via the Heifer International website.

If your pocketbooks can handle it, I too need monetary assistance to complete the trip. Funds will go towards daily room and board, various border fees, and the oh-so-delightful rabies shots. This has been a massive organizational project and it is the most challenging thing that I have ever tried to do! I’m excited and there is still so much to accomplish even before leaving. To help with my trip expenses you can either contact me at jminnick.sasgATgmail.com to get my address or donate by PayPal on the sidebar of my website.

Please visit the trip website, www.steady-as-she-goes.com, to read about the progress of my preparations and the journey itself. If you have any questions or comments, contact me by email at jminnick.sasgATgmail.com

I thank you in advance for any contributions and for taking the time to read this. Please pass this on to anyone or any organization you think may be interested in donating.


Nif Mininck

Note: Only donations to Heifer International are tax-deductible.

Download Heifer donation form (pdf)

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