Support Yaks in the Box Mongol Rally 2013

Posted by on Jul 23, 2013 | Comments Off on Support Yaks in the Box Mongol Rally 2013

The Mongol Rally is celebrating its 10th year in raising money in the most adventurous way for some really worthy causes. You might be wondering what adventure racing have to do with baby bedding and room decor? Baby’s Own Room is a proud sponsor of Team Yaks in the Box and we are offering up $100 store credit for anyone who donates $100 to one of the two charities supported by Yaks. Check out their page for more details at Yaks in the Box.

What is the Mongol Rally?

  • It’s a whirl wind of adventure of craziness and fund raising. The fun starts in London and 31 countries and 10,000 miles later the adventurers end up in Ulaanbaatar. Where? Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

How are they traveling?

  • In a tiny car, with no back up or set route, the goal is to reach the finish line.

Why would ANYONE want to do this?

  • For charity and adventure of course! Each team has to raise at least £1000 (for us American’s that’s $1528.30) for charity. Yaks in the Box are raising money for two worthy causes Half the Sky Movement (New Light) and Cool Earth.

How are donation monies spent & what are the causes?

The Yaks in the Box are driving across half of the earth’s circumference for New Light to raise money that provides safe shelter, education, and heathcare for victims of trafficking, women in prostitution, and children rescued from red light areas in Calcutta, India. Since the writing of this post they have already raised over $5,300, way to go team!

What your donation can help support:

  • $40 buys school uniforms and shoes for a child of a local sex worker for one year.
  • $60 funds food for one month for one child of a local sex worker.
  • $250 supports a child’s education for one year.
  • $500 provides vocational training to an at-risk young adolescent for one year.

***Support Yaks in the Box and New Light by donating here: New Light Fundraiser (

Cool Earth is the official charity partner of The Adventurists (who put on the Mongol Rally). They spent a lot of time and effort investigating who did what in the fight to save our beautiful forests; they were looking for something real and tangible, something measured in square metres not policy and intentions. Cool Earth meets those requirements and does a great job at working with local rainforest communities to protect rainforest from being cut down. The organization protects rainforest that forms a protective blockade for tens of thousands of acres of adjacent forest, and works with local communities to make sure that they are best placed to protect the rainforest. Most importantly they spend less than 10% of supporters’ money on administration. At the time of writing this post Yaks in the Box have raised over $2200, awesome job guys!

Your donations will help:

  • $25 protects a 1/4 acre of rainforest.
  • $50 protects a 1/2 acre of rainforest.
  • $100 protects one acre of rainforest.

***Support Yaks in the Box and Cool Earth by donating here:  Cool Earth Fundraiser (

The Mongol Rally isn’t for everyone it is dangerous, it is no picnic or European holiday. But the contestants are free spirited globe trotters who love a good adventure for a great cause! Stop by Yaks in the Box website where you can meet the Yaks, track their whereabouts and follow their amazing journey!

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