Latest news: We finished our 3800-mile bike across America journey on Aug 6 2014
We have sucessfully raised a total of 40,072 free lunches for hungry children in China!
Until Pacific Standard Time 2014-08-29 11:59 pm, we already have:
Ride 3804 miles
9 companies have committed total donations of 40,072 free lunches
Our goal: 30,000 free lunches for hungry children in China
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in exchange for donations made by companies.
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Background: In many rural areas in China, children live very far away from school (more than 5 miles) and do not have anything to eat during lunch time. When they are hungry, they either try to sleep or drink tap water from the fountain.
Free Lunch for Children encourages 50 cents of donation everyday to provide a free lunch for children in impoverished rural areas. As one of the most well-known charity program in China, it has raised more than 11.4 million USD. As of December 2013, more than 77,000 children from 350 schools in impoverished areas no longer suffer from hunger.
All expenses are posted on Weibo
Target school of OneWay：Huanglei Primary School, Huaihua, Hunan Province（Click for details）
Free Lunch for Children is just one example of many great philanthropic causes that are bringing positive changes in China.
Top Circle Hosiery(Donation: ¥30000)
Bank of Changsha(Donation: ¥20000)
Hunan Bobang Enterprise Group Co.(Donation: ¥26500)
Hunan Beitai Co.(Donation: ¥20000)
Hunan AnShi Enterprise Group Co.(Donation: ¥1440)
Gaosheng Board Industry Co.(Donation: ¥8640)
Loudi Baixiongtang Group, Co.(Donation: ¥3500)
Hunan Xiangda Group(Donation: ¥8640)
Top Circle Hosiery Mills, Inc. (topcircle.com) sponsors our supporting vehicle for our bike across USA cycling trip.
U of South California
U Michigan Ann Abor
UC San Diego
UC Santa Barbara
University of Arizona
University of Hawaii
University of New Mexico
University of San Diego
San Diego State
Cal State Fullerton
Cal State Northridge
Cal State San Bernadino
New Mexico State U
U of North Arizona
Pasadena City College
University of St. Louis
University College London
I grew up in the cities, so the experience as a volunteer teacher in rural China has a lifelong impact on me. During my six visits to rural China, not only did I experience the challenges of rural lifestyle and the hardships of kids going to school, but I also realized how incapable I was to offer my limited help. Having lived in the US for almost six years, I never forgot those things I observed in rural China and always wanted to do something.
From rescuing homeless cats and organizing animal welfare educational events, to volunteer teaching in rural schools, to currently learning and practicing conservation education, I've always been hoping that the future generations of us and our fellow creatures will have a better living environment. The world is not perfect, and we all sometimes feel small and insignificant. However, if more people are willing to turn compassion into action, together we probably can bring positive changes to the world.
Most people do things for a proper reason, but I have always been motivated by sudden moments. I feel uncomfortable when I saw a photograph of starving kids waiting for food. I never hesitate to devote myself even if the things will only bring about subtle changes. Just like being part of OneWay, every small effort counts.
When you have brave ideas, act while you can.
Q：I’m not a Chinese student overseas. Can I still join OneWay?
A: Absolutely. Although we mainly speak to Chinese students overseas, we definitely welcome anybody to join us.
Q: Why do you choose "Free lunch for children" campaign as partner? Would you make public where the donations eventually go?
A："Free Lunch For Children" campaign is one of the most influential charity in China with great transparency in its donations. We hope to raise awareness of philanthropy in China among student overseas and young professionals. There are many other outstanding charities in China as well, but "Free Lunch For Children" is a great example to start with. All donations are listed on the official website of "Free Lunch For Children". Each Free Lunch school is required to open up a sina Weibo account and post how they used the money.
Q: Which route are you guys taking for bike ride?
A: For this trip, we’ve chosen the route of Wester Express and part of TransAmerica Trail (starting from Pueblo, CO) from Adventure Cycling Route Network. Our average mileage per day will be 60-70 miles with an elevation of 0-6000 feet.
Q: When does the whole campaign start and how long does it last?
A: The OneWay campaign will officially launch in May 2014 and will end in September 2014.
Q: I won’t be able to join the bike team, how can I support OneWay?
A: OneWay encourage everyone to start with something small. There are three ways to join us apart from the bike team: 1. The simplest way: “Like”/share OneWay on social network/media. 2. Take a photo of you cooking/working out/volunteering and @OneWay on Weibo. 3. Make a one-minute video to record your positive energy. (For more details please click here).