Even a little can mean a lot for those with less!

Note: Donations to our charity "GiveDirectly" are in US dollars

Sofie is walking 20 laps in the backyard every day for 90 days. This started as a personal challenge from her dad. It is hard to do something every day for 90 days - rain, hail or shine with no excuses!! Each half lap is 49.6 metres, adding up to a total walking target of 178.56 km! Her dad is walking with her for support and along the way they have interesting conversations. Nothing is planned but most days of walking and talking lead to something - like Sofie learning to count in Norwegian or weaving the lap number naturally into random conversations at the precise moment of completing a lap. On day 20 we decided that we could use this activity to collect money for a charity. We debated for at least 18 laps which one to choose and in the end picked a charity that will give money directly to the poorest of the poor, no questions asked about what they will spend it on. There is excellent and solid research that this is one of the most effective ways of donating money. Interestingly there is solid evidence that insignificant amounts are spent on alcohol, tobacco or other "temptation goods". Have a look at https://www.givedirectly.org/research-on-cash-tran... for more details. The recipients survive on an average of just $0.65 per day! Will you help someone for ten days, twenty days, fifty days, one hundred days or more? If not, you are welcome to join us for a walk - if you have read this far we like you already!

Update 1: Our initial goal was $300 and we thought that was ambitious since "donation fatigue" is high these days. Luckily for us and the world we know some very generous people (thank you - thank you - thank you!!!) so we have now stretched our target to a "very sick puppy" $1,000 (after having flown through 400, 500, 600, 700, 750 and 800)!! Thank you again to all of you who stretched your wallets and made such generous donations - AMAZING!!!

Update 2: We are now on day 36, only 54 to go. Our latest joy is to walk in the rain :-) Thank you again for all donations - it matters

$933 Raised
93% towards $1,000 Goal

Supported by 14 Donations:

  • Samir  C.
    I Gave $65
    From Uncle Sam, Aunty Danka and whiskey :) keep it up great work Sofie
  • Anna L.
    I Gave $50
    Nice goal setting there Andersens!
  • Åshild R.
    I Gave $20
    Go Sofie!!💛🎈
  • Kel B.
    I Gave $65
    Great work Sofie. A wonderful thing to do. Best wishes, Kel.
  • Ash R.
    I Gave $20
    Go on Sofie and Knut! Love Aslak
  • Mark P.
    I Gave $123.45
    Hey Sofie - you rock!!
  • Olga N.
    I Gave $150
  • Layla C.
    I Gave $15
    Go Sofie you should be very proud of yourself. Here is a donation from myself and Eva towards your goal. | Layla & Eva xx
  • Eli A.
    I Gave $123.45
    I love this donation, dear Sofie! Love from aunty Eli in Elverum, Norway
  • Silhouette
    I Gave $6.50
    I love chasing you and biting your toes while you walk, thank you!! Love Lola
  • Melanie A.
    I Gave $123.45
    Good on you Sofie and Dad! I'm right behind you.
  • Silhouette
    I Gave $64.57
    Go Sofie! Love from auntie Anne in Norway