Sisters, Katie and Abbie Taylor, from Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, will be climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro on the 7-day Machame Route in December 2013 to raise money for the Make A Difference charity.
Mount Kilimanjaro, located three degrees south of the equator in northeastern Tanzania, is the tallest mountain in Africa, and the highest freestanding mountain in the world. ”Kilimanjaro charity climbs are very popular,” says Robin Paschall, owner of Adventures Within Reach. ”It is a great way to combine a trip of a lifetime and giving back to people in need.”
Katie, 23, is living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She works at Kohl’s Corporate in Product Development. Abbie, 18, is a a freshman at the University of Alabama majoring in Special Education. She loves to dance and do photography.
“We both love to travel and find it much more fulfilling when it is done to help others rather that going for your own pleasure,” says Katie. “The two of us love kids. We were both our ‘neighborhood favorite babysitters’. Our mom was a kindergarten teacher growing up, so we learned how to relate to children through fun creative projects. Not to mention we love art which is an easy skill to use an effective tool when working with children.”
Make a Difference (MAD), a registered 501(3)c non-profit with an orphanage that supports 22 children near Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.
“This is our life long dream…why wait any longer?” added Ms. Taylor.