First, what is GISH?
We get that a lot. In short, it’s the Greatest International Scavenger Hunt, a Guinness World Record-breaking experience designed to bring out the weirdest, most creative and adventurous sides of people while doing good. It’s an annual scavenger hunt played in over 100 countries worldwide! And because 2020 is the year that it is, our Dear Overloard Misha Collins has gifted us with three Mini Hunts, of which we are currently in the third one (ending today)!
So what does that have to do with this GoFundMe?
Every year, GISH Scavenger Hunt participants come together to “Change A Life,” uniting to make a profound difference in the lives of people facing extraordinary hardship. Over the years, Gishers have fought injustice, supported Rwandan genocide survivors and Syrian refugees, and cleared unexploded bombs to protect people in Laos. We’re proud of Gishers’ work in these Change A Life efforts, and every year we scour the globe to spotlight the one story or group that most deserves your focused attention.
But in 2020, that’s been a unique challenge: around the world, our collective lives have been impacted by a pandemic, economic hardship, and natural disasters. We’re at a crisis point and so many people need help right now — including many Gishers themselves.
Fortunately, we know some folks who can help us do that.
This year, we’re celebrating the 10-year anniversary of Random Acts, Misha Collins’ charity and our sister organization. Random Acts strives to “conquer the world, one random act of kindness at a time” by empowering people to help each other. Over the past decade, this 100% volunteer-run organization has taken on ambitious projects like building a children’s center for orphans in Haiti and helping Syrian refugees, but they also help in less high-profile ways that still mean the world to someone, like buying sneakers for a child experiencing homelessness. No matter the size of the project, the central purpose of Random Acts has always been to facilitate kind people helping one another. So in this moment of historic crisis, we want to pool our resources and build up the fund that empowers you to help those most in need in your communities: the General Fund.
The Random Acts General Fund supports a wide variety of Random Acts projects, including the Acts Program. The Acts Program empowers anyone in the world to do an act of kindness in their own community. Maybe you want to help your local animal shelter, an elderly neighbor who needs a new heater before winter, or a family who just needs some groceries to get by. You can apply for an Act to get funding and help them!
We know that right now, everybody is struggling and things might get even harder before they even out. So for this Change A Life, we’re pointing our global army for good at Random Acts’ General Fund so we can fund countless acts of kindness around the world — and because you can apply for an Act yourself, this will empower Gishers to help those in need in their own communities.
Join us in celebrating Random Acts’ 10-year anniversary and help our GISH Family & Random Acts to continue to do good for years to come, no matter what the future throws at us. Thank you for your support!
YOUR DONATIONS WILL SUPPORT:
Supporting Random Acts General Fund, which supports the Acts Program for acts of kindness around the world.
General Fund Acts are also used to make up for shortfalls in funding in destination projects such as the Jacmel Children’s Center and the Free High School in San Juan del Sur, and upcoming projects Random Acts has coming. (You’ll see. It’s cool.)
DONATIONS ARE 100% TAX DEDUCTIBLE AND 100% OF THE DONATIONS GO TO THESE EFFORTS (for countries other than the U.S., deductions are contingent on your laws).