The Mules do not currently have any active GoFundMe, Kickstarter, PayPal, or any other online sites requesting funds. We met our June 13, 2022 fundraising goal and shut off the ability for any further contributions. If any of our followers see Facebook posts, receive emails or friend requests that gives the impression that 3 Mules are involved in fundraising and it is not listed on this page, we want our readers to be aware that the request for monetary donation is not being made by us nor would we receive any monetary benefit from them.
June 13, 2022 GoFundMe Fundraiser
UPDATE 6/13/2022 3:30PM: Thank you to the 35 people who have contributed to the 3 Mules endless journey and helped us meet our fundraising goal. We have turned off the ability for further donations on this campaign, thus we no longer have any active fundraising campaigns. The Mules will provide an update with transparent accounting when GoFundMe has completed their process.
3 Mule Journey Expenses (March-June 2022)
Since purchasing Rosie and Leroy back in March 2022, the Mules have received tremendous help and support from Lori Wiley. The Mules would like to reimburse her for some of the expenses she has incurred. Lori’s expenditures were $2074. The Mules will set a goal of $2150 to help cover the estimated GoFundMe fee of $76 (2.9% + 30 cents per donation). This fundraiser will be turned off for further contributions when we reach the goal of $2150. The total amount of funds raised from this campaign will be sent to Lori Wiley and proof will be shown that is where the funds went and were received by Lori Wiley.
The following is our itemized accounting of $2074 total expenses by Lori Wiley:
- $300 DENTISTRY: Pulled Leroy’s tooth; floated both Leroy and Rosie
- $725 FOOD: March 24-June 15, 2022
- $670 FUEL COSTS FOR HAULING MULES: 1) Little Girl – left Bakersfield, picked up Little Girl in Carpinteria, and returned to Bakersfield (272 miles; gas cost $220). Left Bakersfield delivered Little Girl to Auburn, returned to Bakersfield (312 miles – gas cost $270); 2) Rosie and Leroy – left Bakersfield, picked up Rosie and Leroy in Moorpark, and returned to Bakersfield (212 miles – gas cost $180).
- $308 HAY: 7 weeks, 14 bales. $22 per bale
- $71 MISC ITEMS: Rope 100 FT $32; Vinyl Hose and Bull Snap $24.12; 3 Links $14.87
Below is a list of our past fundraisers for expenditures.
February 3, 2021 GoFundMe Fundraiser
Mule Legal Fund Expense Update as of 3/19/2021:
3/1/2021: $2505 Mule Legal Fund Balance in Lawyers’ Trust Account
3/19/2021 $2368.40 balance minus the following expenses:
1/26/2021: $6.60 postage to mail summonsomplaint to CHP HQ/CHP Templeton
3/18/2021: $35 Moe’s Processing Servers (CHP Sacramento)
3/19/2021: $95 United Process Servers (CHP Templeton)
UPDATE 2/3/2021 8pm: Our fundraising goal of $2600 has been reached and no further donations to this campaign will be accepted. The funds will be held in our attorney Todd T. Cardiff ‘s Interest on Lawyers’ Trust Account (IOLT). The Mules say thank you on behalf of ourselves, on behalf of the Nation, the Three Mules Nation, and all those who love and cherish the freedom to travel in this nation how you choose when you choose as the Mules practice and show all day every day one step at a time. ~The Mules
The Mules have opened a 3 Mules Legal Fund to help pay for legal costs (excluding attorney fees) in our case against the State of California and its enforcement agency CHP. [Details about our case is posted here.]
The Mules will provide a complete and accurate ledger as to where, how, and when any funds that are raised for the 3 Mules Legal Fund using our GoFundMe page when our attorney advises us the appropriate time to do so. The funds will be held in our attorney Todd T Cardiff ‘s Interest on Lawyers’ Trust Account (IOLT). Our initial fundraising goal for the legal fund is $2500. However, we will set a goal of $2600 to help cover GoFundMe fee of 2.9% + 30 cents per each donation.
The 3 Mules Legal Fund GoFundMe will be turned off for further donations when we reach this initial goal and we will post here again when it has been turned off.
The purpose in filing this lawsuit is not to seek revenge against the arresting officer or CHP, but to protect the Mules sovereign right and Constitutional right as well as everybody else’s right to move freely in America. For without this right the Mules ages old nomadic way of life dies dead in its tracks.
The Mules have been given the spiritual energy of our ancestors which has been accumulated and harbored for thousands of years in the struggle to be and remain free in this earthly dimension. The Mules will use this energy peacefully in ways yet to be understood or foreseen. The lawsuit is only one of these ways.
3 Mules Legal Fund GoFund Me Link:
If you are see a link to donate to the Mules that doesn’t look like the above and it is not listed here on our 3Mules.com website or official 3Mules Facebook page, it is not endorsed by us. Other than what we stated here, we do not have any other active GoFundMe, Kickstarter, PayPal or any other online sites requesting funds.
January 24, 2020 GoFundMe Fundraiser
Oftentimes, the Mules receive requests on how Three Mules Nation followers can help. The Mules have created Little Girl & Little Ethel Impoundment Fees GoFundMe to help pay for the cost to release the mules from San Luis Obispo County Animal Shelter after our wrongful arrest in Paso Robles (details here). The shelter fee was $266. The intent was to stop the GoFundMe when we reached the goal. $500 was raised within minutes of posting and was unable to close fundraiser quick enough. The goal was achieved and fundraising closed.
Posted are the receipts for the supplies purchased with the excess funds. The Mules say thank you to all those who have supported our endless journey throughout the years of one human being walking with his/her animal companions in one of all four directions, how we choose, when we choose – the basic freedom we must all protect as guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution, the supreme Law of the Land. ~The Mules
$266 Impoundment Fee
$10.75 Poly Rope
$8.47 10′ Vinyl Tube
$152.59 Anker Powerpack bundle
$25.72 Anker USB-C to USB-C cords (2)
$20.53 GoFundMe Transaction Fee
$20 Phone bill
December 3, 2018 GoFundMe Fundraiser
Oftentimes, the Mules receive requests on how Three Mules Nation followers can help. The Mules have created a 3 Mules Expenses (Aug-Dec 2018) GoFundMe to reimburse expenses for the following items purchased August thru December 2018 so that we can continue to share our journey with the Three Mules Nation. Posted are the receipts for the supplies purchased. We will stop donations from coming in when the goal is reached. If there is any amount over before it is stopped, the funds will be used for future monthly Verizon cellular/data payments.
12/3 5:10PM UPDATE: The goal was achieved and fundraising closed.
Date Cost Description
8/5/18 $41.28 Kensington Fly Boots
8/4/18 $37.14 Fiebing’s 100% Pure Neatsfoot Oil, Manna Pro Corona Ointment 7 oz, Vet Wrap
9/11/18 $48.41 St. Croix horseshoes [two #000 Plain, two #1 Plain) and two Safe-Guard Equine Wormer
9/21/18 $17.15 Switch
9/21/18 $14.99 Bell Boots
9/21/18 $14.69 Corona Ointment
10/1/18 $26.00 Pack Box Lid
10/15/18 $10.99 Blu-Kote Antiseptic
10/30/18 $180.08 Vet (Frank Physical Exam)
10/30/18 $27.06 Knee Pads, 50-‘ rope, Black and Orange Rope
11/3/18 $27.93 St. Croix horseshoes (one #1 Plain; one #1 Plain & Rim) and Safe-guard Equine Wormer
11/21/18 $15.74 St. Croix horseshoes (two #000 Plain) and 8 qt flat bucket
11/21/18 $12.03 Poly Rope and Flashlight
11/23/18 $10.63 10′ Vinyl Tube
8/5/18 $4.38 MSR Fuel Bottle O-Rings (4)
8/20/18 $9.08 Gorilla tape
8/13/18 $14.78 Duct Tape
8/31/18 $2.66 Rubber O Rings
8/31/18 $3.21 Binder clips
9/21/18 $14.00 Goodwill – ski pants and coat
11/10/18 $5.40 Presto 09915 Pressure Cooker Plug
11/10/18 $12.13 Presto 09993 Pressure Cooker Seal Ring and Plug
11/23/18 $2.45 Dust pan
11/23/18 $11.78 10’x25′ 3.5mm Black Plastic Sheeting
12/2/18 $22.95 Solaray Saw Palmetto Capsules
10/19/18 $16.68 Domain Name renewal
10/21/18 $15.00 Domain Name renewal
$18.56 estimated GoFundMe fee 3%
$637.18 Total GOFUNDME
July 23, 2018 GoFundMe Fundraiser
Oftentimes, the Mules receive requests on how Three Mules Nation followers can help. In July, the Mules created a 3 Mules Expenses GoFundMe to reimburse expenses for the following items so that we can continue to share our journey with the Three Mules Nation. We will stop donations from coming in when the goal is reached. If there is any amount over before it is stopped, the funds will be used for future monthly Verizon cellular/data payments.
The goal was achieved and fundraising closed.
Date Cost Description
New Mule Frank
6/11/18 $250.00 Frank
6/11/18 $250.00 Frank transportation
6/28/18 $10.78 Vinyl Tubing
6/28/18 $15.49 50′ Rope
6/29/18 $19.52 Rope halter & Lead
6/29/18 $11.45 Shipping
7/16/18 $33.14 Saddle pads/harness shipping
5/15/18 $119.95 Clarks UnTrek Bar Sandals
7/16/18 $107.24 Teton Sports Tent
First Aid Kit
6/21/18 $13.46 Corona Ointment
6/21/18 $20.02 Gauze
6/23/18 $23.99 Vet Wrap Tape
6/28/18 $23.92 Arthritis Cream
1/24/18 $13.98 Moto Z cable
1/25/18 $27.94 Otterbox Moto Z protective case
3/14/18 $90.48 Website hosting plan
$30.94 estimated GoFundMe processing fee 3%
$1,062.30 Total GOFUNDME goal
$1,103.63 Net (less GoFundMe processing fee $41.37)The excess $72.28 was applied towards the next cell phone bill due.
Thank you for supporting the Mules.
January 8, 2018 GoFundMe Fundraiser
The Mules created the 3 Mules Expenses fundraiser to reimburse expenses for the following items: two new saddle pads for Little Girl to replace the pads that we have used for the past 25 years, one pair of pruners that we bought to clear the overgrowth on the trail at Wind Wolves Preserve in San Emigdio Canyon, SPOT GPS tracking renewal fee used for the Mule Tracker on 3MULES.com, and website domain name and hosting renewal fees so that we can continue to share our journey with the Three Mules Nation.
Date / Cost / Description
7/9/17 $233.46 SPOT Service
8/18/17 $189.97 Two Diamond Wool Pack Pads
9/2/17 $12.90 Domain Renewal
9/2/17 $173.40 Hosting Renewal
9/ $53.59 Fiskars Pruners
$91.00 estimated GoFundMe processing fee
$755.00 Total GoFundMe goal (January 2018)
$726.77 NET (less GoFundMe processing fee $28.23)The excess $63.45 was applied towards the next cell phone bill due.
August 16, 2017 GoFundMe Fundraiser
The Mules created the Smartphone/Case/Battery for 3 Mules fundraiser to help pay for the Verizon Moto Z Force smartphone, Otterbox Defender phone case ($30), and Mophie battery ($65) we bought after our phone was stolen in Redding. We use this phone to connect and share our nomadic life with our followers.We requested an additional $117 to help cover the GoFundMe fees. GoFundMe deducts 5% on all donations. Their US and Canadian payment processor (WePay) also deducts 2.9% + $0.30 on all donations.
Date / Cost / Description
8/27/17 $736.60 Verizon Moto Z Force smartphone
9/13/17 $ 29.65 Otterbox Defender phone case
10/3/17 $ 64.93 Mophie battery
$117.00 estimated GoFundMe processing Fee
$950.00 Total GoFundMe goal (August 2017)
$866.79 NET (less GoFundMe processing fee $83.21)
The excess $35.61 was applied towards the next cell phone bill due.