2,200 Miles for Child Victims of Domestic Violence

For: Kay's Kisses
Organizer: Trisha Sisto
2,200 Miles for Child Victims of Domestic Violence (Kay's Kisses)
of $4,380 goal
88% Complete
Raised by 47 donors

The Story

I am hiking the entire Appalachian Trail to fundraise for Kay's Kisses. Kay's Kisses provides books and gifts to children transitioning out of violent homes. The trail is approximately 2,190 miles and I am trying to raise $2/mile. I would love it if you would choose to donate per mile, adopt a state or give any amount you can. Please help share my mission and follow my journey at kayskisses.org 

Kay Sisto was well known for her big heart and lipstick kisses. We lost Kay to domestic violence in May, 2010. Kay's Kisses was formed to honor Kay, her heart, and her kisses and to help those recovering from violence. When women and children leave violent situations, they are often forced to leave all of their belongings behind. Kay's Kisses donates new books and gift packages to children displaced from violent homes; the children keep these gifts and have something of their own to provide a small amount of comfort during their difficult transition. Trisha's big dream is to someday start a "kitty cafe bookstore" where children can "shop" and choose their own items for free and enjoy story times, crafts, and pet snuggles. Kay's Kisses will also be donating to groups that help with the education and prevention of domestic violence.

Trish Sisto is the founder of Kay's Kisses, with support from the Sisto Family. The issue of domestic violence touched Trisha's life as a child, and again as an adult when her Mother-In-Law Kay was taken suddenly from the Sisto Family. Kay was killed as she was preparing for her daily walk with her father. In honor of Kay's lost walk, Trish is planning to walk the entire 2,190 mile Appalachian Trail in April 2017 to fundraise for Kay's Kisses.

Follow my journey at kayskisses.org

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on October 24, 2017


Posted on October 24, 2017

Hello Everyone! I have great news to share- I have completed the entire Appalachian Trail! It will be a little while yet before I am back in Minnesota taking care of business, but I am looking forward to connecting with children in need upon my return. Thank you so much for all of your support! Updates to follow soon :) 

Posted on September 7, 2017

Posted on September 7, 2017

Thank you all for the support! I made it into New Hampshire last night, all that is left is NH and Maine! Woohoo! 

Posted on June 18, 2017

Posted on June 18, 2017

Hello everyone! I haven't been on internet much, but I want you all to know I appreciate your support! I am currently in Virginia and still moving right along the trail. 

Thank you!

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