Where passion meets purpose.
220 Miles, 18 Days, 1 Cause.
We are taking on this challenge, #FeedTheNeed to care for hungry children all over the world. We are challenging not only ourselves but everyone at home to make a change in the lives of those who would otherwise go without. 100% of proceeds will be going to fund projects in Guatemala, Mexico & the United States.
MANNA Children’s Village: A family style orphan-care project in Antigua, Guatemala. We’re raising funds to launch this new project in 2019.
MANNA’s US Based Backpack Program: A resource for school children on food assistance that would otherwise go hungry on the weekend. Our goal is to fund 100 new kids for two years in this program.
Nutrition Center in Tijuana, Mexico: We’re starting a brand new nutrition center and plan to start feeding 50 children in 2019. Our goal is to kick start this project with two years of funding.
We are compelled to do something that is not only a physical challenge, but something we are passionate about. Our mission is to rescue children in desperate need by inspiring you to give in response to this difficult adventure we are undertaking.
How you can help:
Sponsor a team member, take on a fundraising challenged of your own , or give a one time gift. You can personally be a vehicle for change in a child’s life by joining us in this undertaking.
The John Muir Trail
The John Muir Trail (JMT) is a long-distance trail in the Sierra Nevada mountain range of California, passing through Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks. From the northern terminus at Happy Isles in Yosemite Valley and the southern terminus located on the summit of Mount Whitney, the Trail's length is 211 miles with an elevation gain of approximately 47,000 feet. For almost all of its length, the trail is in the High Sierra back country and wilderness areas.For about 160 miles, the trail follows the same footpath as the longer Pacific Crest Trail. It is named after John Muir, a naturalist.
The vast majority of the trail is situated within designated wilderness. The trail passes through large swaths of alpine and high mountain scenery, and lies almost entirely at or above 8,000 feet (2,400 m) in elevation. The trail has been described as "America's most famous trail"; the trail sees about 1,500 thru-hiking attempts each year (including Pacific Crest Trail thru-hikers), many fewer than the number of attempts on comparable walks such as the southern portion of Appalachian Trail or the Way of St. James.