Lewis & Parks is creating USA Travel Channel & Blog While Fundraising for Hunger Projects
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patrons

$19
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  Thank you for joining us on our journey to all 50 states in 500 days or less!  

Our family of 6 decided almost a year ago that we wanted to live our lives differently.  We want to make each day count and do something remarkable along the way.   So we've partnered with Feeding Children Everywhere and set a goal to help feed 1 million children on our adventure to all 50 states. 


Who are we?

Hi there!  We are the Lewis family.  My name is Janna.  I'm a  a stay-at-home mom and I taught elementary school PTK (prior to kids).  I love spending time as a family, going on adventures, travel, writing, art, photography, and trying new things.

My best friend and husband, Derek, is the hard working bread winner for our family and a hiking enthusiast.  He recently discovered his love for 14ers (hikes above 14,000 feet).  He also loves woodworking, travel, reading Louis L'amour, volunteering, and making our kids giggle. 

 We have been on lots of adventures during our 13 years of marriage including: honeymoon in Acapulco, backpacking Europe, ringing in the New Year in the middle of Times Square, and hiking on glaciers in Alaska. But of all our adventures, having four incredible children has been our favorite.  We have two girls, ages 9 and 7, who are both sweet and funny.  Our 9 year old is the one who suggested working with Feeding Children Everywhere on our journey.  Our 7 year old was born with a smile and her first word was, "hi".  She is probably the friendliest 7 year old you'll ever meet.  Last but not least, we were blessed with twin boys who are 5. Best friends from the start, our boys keep us busy and (on our toes) as they are partners in crime life. All hugs end in a wrestling match with those two.  And we love them for it.

So, what is this adventure all about?

Prior to our oldest being born, I made a bucket list for our family.  Things I wanted to experience together.  Some of those items, Derek and I accomplished early on (like climbing to the top of the Eiffel Tower or going on a gondola ride in Venice).  One of those items was to go on a USA road trip as a family.  So once our family grew we decided to work on this goal.  At first, we thought we would just travel to 5 states each year or so.  Eventually, we would visit all 50 states with our kids.  Great goal.  But that goal changed.  And here we are today.  Less than a month away from beginning our 500 day journey to all 50 states.

Our family of 6 will be traveling full time to accomplish our goals in our 33 foot 5th wheel.  We want to share it with you through our blog, lewisandparks.com and our YouTube Channel.   We have lots planned and things we want to see in each state.  We've created three videos on YouTube prior to our journey (and have two more in the works about our RV renovation) and plan on making one video per state (at least).  That's 50 videos in 500 days (all you math folk out there figured out that's an average of one video per 10 days!).  On top of that, I'll be writing blog posts with details, tips, tricks, fun places to see as a family, and other tidbits about our journey. 

Along with all the site seeing, we have partnered with Feeding Children Everywhere to give our family opportunities to serve along the way.  We are planning on participating in and/or arranging 3-5 Hunger Projects in the different regions in the US.  

What's a Hunger Project?  And who is Feeding Children Everywhere?

Feeding Children Everywhere is a non-profit organization that focuses on providing healthy and nutritious meals to children and families around the world.  They mobilize volunteers in communities and provide an awesome and fun environment for them to serve in a Hunger Project.  A Hunger Project is like a party.  A party where hundreds or thousands of people get together to make a difference in the world.  Volunteers work together as a team and assemble meals while grooving to music and cheering each other on.  In just 90 minutes, 250+ volunteers can assemble 50,000 meals!  Those meals then go to local food banks or to countries around the world to distribute to those in need. 

(Check out this video from Feeding Children Everywhere on what a Hunger Project looks like)

We decided this was something we wanted to be a part of and couldn't think of a better time to make a difference than now.

How Can You Help?

We need you to make this all possible. Help us feed 1 million children and families as we reach our goal to travel to all 50 states in 500 days or less.  We will be contributing a percentage of your donations through Patreon to our Feeding Children Everywhere Fundraiser.  We are hoping that we will be able to provide the funds (with your help) for our last Hunger Project without seeking outside grants or funding. The other percentage of your donations will go to the production of YouTube videos, blog posts, travel costs, and items included with certain tiers (such as postcards and stamps).

We are selling almost everything we own to go on this epic adventure and we want to share it with you.  We hope to inspire you to live the life you were meant to live, to reach outside of yourself and serve those around you to make a difference in the world one at a time.   

Thank you for being you! 

Tiers
Kudos
$1 or more per month 2 patrons
Did you know that $1 will feed 3 children?   All proceeds from this tier will be donated to our Hunger Project Fundraiser. Yep.  You just made 3 kids smile today.  Kudos, my friend!
Early Bird
$3 or more per month 0 patrons
Early Birds will have early access to blog posts and YouTube videos.  See 'em before everyone else.  The early bird gets the worm right?  Or in this case, priority viewing of potentially awesome footage or tips for your next family vacation. (On this tier $1 out of every $3 will be donated to our Hunger Project fundraiser.  So pat yourself on the back, because you also made 3 kids smile.)
Adventurer
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
Adventurers get early access to YouTube videos and blog posts and your name on our videos each month you donate! Plus, you also get to donate $2 towards our Hunger Project fundraiser!  You just fed a whole family.  Feel that?  That's the warm fuzzy feeling of doing something kind for someone else.  Thank you!
Postcard Pen Pals
$10 or more per month 2 of 50 patrons
Postcard Pen Pals will receive postcards from every state we visit that month (if you sign up before June 1st, you'll be able to collect postcards from all 50 states!).  We will handpick postcards just for you and write a message to you every month.  (Some months you can expect as many as 5 postcards from us!)  Feel free to write us back!  We'd love to hear from you.  We will also be donating $5 to the Hunger Project Fundraiser from this tier.  High five!  You helped us feed 3 more children!
Grand Adventurer
$15 or more per month 0 patrons
Grand Adventurers will get early access to YouTube videos and blog posts, a special shout out on our videos and website, and the amazing feeling of donating $10 a month to our Hunger Project Fundraiser.  That means you provided meals for one child every day that month (plus 7 extra meals for a member of their family).  Wow!  That's pretty grand!
Epic Adventurer
$25 or more per month 0 of 50 patrons
Epic Adventurers will get early access to YouTube videos and blog posts, a special shout out on our videos and website, a Lewis & Parks t-shirt (after 3 consecutive months of being a patron at this tier), and the epic feeling of donating $15 a month to our Hunger Project Fundraiser.  Wear that shirt proudly, my friend, because you earned it!    

*We will need to contact you about color and size for your new shirt.  Design may change over time.  

Goals
$19 of $500 per month
When we reach $500 per month, we will create a special YouTube video that will give a shout-out to all our patrons in a creative way...and we will donate an extra 10% towards our Hunger Project Fundraiser!
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  Thank you for joining us on our journey to all 50 states in 500 days or less!  

Our family of 6 decided almost a year ago that we wanted to live our lives differently.  We want to make each day count and do something remarkable along the way.   So we've partnered with Feeding Children Everywhere and set a goal to help feed 1 million children on our adventure to all 50 states. 


Who are we?

Hi there!  We are the Lewis family.  My name is Janna.  I'm a  a stay-at-home mom and I taught elementary school PTK (prior to kids).  I love spending time as a family, going on adventures, travel, writing, art, photography, and trying new things.

My best friend and husband, Derek, is the hard working bread winner for our family and a hiking enthusiast.  He recently discovered his love for 14ers (hikes above 14,000 feet).  He also loves woodworking, travel, reading Louis L'amour, volunteering, and making our kids giggle. 

 We have been on lots of adventures during our 13 years of marriage including: honeymoon in Acapulco, backpacking Europe, ringing in the New Year in the middle of Times Square, and hiking on glaciers in Alaska. But of all our adventures, having four incredible children has been our favorite.  We have two girls, ages 9 and 7, who are both sweet and funny.  Our 9 year old is the one who suggested working with Feeding Children Everywhere on our journey.  Our 7 year old was born with a smile and her first word was, "hi".  She is probably the friendliest 7 year old you'll ever meet.  Last but not least, we were blessed with twin boys who are 5. Best friends from the start, our boys keep us busy and (on our toes) as they are partners in crime life. All hugs end in a wrestling match with those two.  And we love them for it.

So, what is this adventure all about?

Prior to our oldest being born, I made a bucket list for our family.  Things I wanted to experience together.  Some of those items, Derek and I accomplished early on (like climbing to the top of the Eiffel Tower or going on a gondola ride in Venice).  One of those items was to go on a USA road trip as a family.  So once our family grew we decided to work on this goal.  At first, we thought we would just travel to 5 states each year or so.  Eventually, we would visit all 50 states with our kids.  Great goal.  But that goal changed.  And here we are today.  Less than a month away from beginning our 500 day journey to all 50 states.

Our family of 6 will be traveling full time to accomplish our goals in our 33 foot 5th wheel.  We want to share it with you through our blog, lewisandparks.com and our YouTube Channel.   We have lots planned and things we want to see in each state.  We've created three videos on YouTube prior to our journey (and have two more in the works about our RV renovation) and plan on making one video per state (at least).  That's 50 videos in 500 days (all you math folk out there figured out that's an average of one video per 10 days!).  On top of that, I'll be writing blog posts with details, tips, tricks, fun places to see as a family, and other tidbits about our journey. 

Along with all the site seeing, we have partnered with Feeding Children Everywhere to give our family opportunities to serve along the way.  We are planning on participating in and/or arranging 3-5 Hunger Projects in the different regions in the US.  

What's a Hunger Project?  And who is Feeding Children Everywhere?

Feeding Children Everywhere is a non-profit organization that focuses on providing healthy and nutritious meals to children and families around the world.  They mobilize volunteers in communities and provide an awesome and fun environment for them to serve in a Hunger Project.  A Hunger Project is like a party.  A party where hundreds or thousands of people get together to make a difference in the world.  Volunteers work together as a team and assemble meals while grooving to music and cheering each other on.  In just 90 minutes, 250+ volunteers can assemble 50,000 meals!  Those meals then go to local food banks or to countries around the world to distribute to those in need. 

(Check out this video from Feeding Children Everywhere on what a Hunger Project looks like)

We decided this was something we wanted to be a part of and couldn't think of a better time to make a difference than now.

How Can You Help?

We need you to make this all possible. Help us feed 1 million children and families as we reach our goal to travel to all 50 states in 500 days or less.  We will be contributing a percentage of your donations through Patreon to our Feeding Children Everywhere Fundraiser.  We are hoping that we will be able to provide the funds (with your help) for our last Hunger Project without seeking outside grants or funding. The other percentage of your donations will go to the production of YouTube videos, blog posts, travel costs, and items included with certain tiers (such as postcards and stamps).

We are selling almost everything we own to go on this epic adventure and we want to share it with you.  We hope to inspire you to live the life you were meant to live, to reach outside of yourself and serve those around you to make a difference in the world one at a time.   

Thank you for being you! 

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Tiers
Kudos
$1 or more per month 2 patrons
Did you know that $1 will feed 3 children?   All proceeds from this tier will be donated to our Hunger Project Fundraiser. Yep.  You just made 3 kids smile today.  Kudos, my friend!
Early Bird
$3 or more per month 0 patrons
Early Birds will have early access to blog posts and YouTube videos.  See 'em before everyone else.  The early bird gets the worm right?  Or in this case, priority viewing of potentially awesome footage or tips for your next family vacation. (On this tier $1 out of every $3 will be donated to our Hunger Project fundraiser.  So pat yourself on the back, because you also made 3 kids smile.)
Adventurer
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
Adventurers get early access to YouTube videos and blog posts and your name on our videos each month you donate! Plus, you also get to donate $2 towards our Hunger Project fundraiser!  You just fed a whole family.  Feel that?  That's the warm fuzzy feeling of doing something kind for someone else.  Thank you!
Postcard Pen Pals
$10 or more per month 2 of 50 patrons
Postcard Pen Pals will receive postcards from every state we visit that month (if you sign up before June 1st, you'll be able to collect postcards from all 50 states!).  We will handpick postcards just for you and write a message to you every month.  (Some months you can expect as many as 5 postcards from us!)  Feel free to write us back!  We'd love to hear from you.  We will also be donating $5 to the Hunger Project Fundraiser from this tier.  High five!  You helped us feed 3 more children!
Grand Adventurer
$15 or more per month 0 patrons
Grand Adventurers will get early access to YouTube videos and blog posts, a special shout out on our videos and website, and the amazing feeling of donating $10 a month to our Hunger Project Fundraiser.  That means you provided meals for one child every day that month (plus 7 extra meals for a member of their family).  Wow!  That's pretty grand!
Epic Adventurer
$25 or more per month 0 of 50 patrons
Epic Adventurers will get early access to YouTube videos and blog posts, a special shout out on our videos and website, a Lewis & Parks t-shirt (after 3 consecutive months of being a patron at this tier), and the epic feeling of donating $15 a month to our Hunger Project Fundraiser.  Wear that shirt proudly, my friend, because you earned it!    

*We will need to contact you about color and size for your new shirt.  Design may change over time.