Team That's Not A Car! will be trying to raise as much money as we can for our two charities, Cool Earth and Father Chris Riley's Youth Off The Streets.
To do this WE NEED YOUR HELP!
Click on the donate button below to help us reach our donation goal and support these two amazing charities.
We know a lot of you are living on two-minute noodles but if you could donate $5-$10 we'll be super chuffed.
This year The Adventurists and the Mongol Rally have chosen to support Cool Earth in their work to protect the Amazonas. The best way to explain why is probably to quote The Adventurists. “We’ve been banging on about saving the world for ages and we’ve raised stupendous amounts of money for a load of amazing charities (4.4 million GBP and counting). So we sat down at HQ and pondered on what we could do that will actually save the world and continue the fight to make it less boring. Then it hit us like a well-polished brogue to the nuts: “we must save every rainforest in the world so future generations have somewhere to get stuck”. Not because we’re tree hugging sandal wearers, but because the world would be shit without them. It’s not just about the carbon, the point is rainforests are indescribably excellent.”
Cool Earth only work with villages that approach them and therefore drive the partnership. A village decides what it needs most and how funds are spent – everything from clean water and a new classroom to midwife training and mosquito nets. Better health, better education and better livelihoods all lead to forest kept standing.
Father Chris Riley's Youth Off The Streets
We have personally chosen Father Chris Riley's Youth Off The Streets as our second charity.
The organisation was started in 1991 by Father Chris Riley. Youth Off The Streets has grown from a single food van delivering meals to young homeless people on the streets of Kings Cross, New South Wales to a major agency providing a wide range of services to youth.
Youth Off The Streets has helped more than 70,000 people with less than half of its funding coming from government sources. It employs more than 150 people and has more than 320 volunteers.
It provides crisis care for young people aged 12-22 still living on the streets with a food van, youth refuge and outreach programs. It also operates an innovative drug and alcohol program specifically designed for young people.
Youth Off The Streets helps young people reach their full potential and discover greatness within.