The Mules do not currently have any active GoFundMe, Kickstarter, PayPal, or any other online sites requesting funds. 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.
Below is list of past GoFundMe Fundraisers that are no longer active.
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.