“Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”
We are a group of professionals who work with at risk youth in Marin County. In our daytime jobs we help adolescents with their daily struggles. We have also experienced first hand how travel has the power to transform how we view the world. With this background we set out in early 2012 to organize an annual trip for young adults who have overcome significant barriers in their lives such as substance dependence, educational challenges, emotional pain and poverty.
Our mission is to empower and expose young adults to experience a world outside of their own, make them appreciate their blessings and instill in them a desire to give back in the places they visit as well as their local communities. One of our goals is to make our world a little more tolerant and less hateful.
Our first trip is from is from April 3 - April 20, 2013 to Nepal. We are working with a local agency in Nepal one of us has used before for personal trips and found to be reliable and trustworthy. We will learn about Hindu and Buddhist religions, visit temples and historic sites, visit an orphanage, a medical clinic and a school. We will also bring with us school supplies, clothing and appropriate toys for children. We will visit a national park to experience the country’s wild life and hike in the Himalaya’s
Everyone in the group is helping to cover the expenses of the trip through monthly contributions, fundraisers and raffles however, we will not be able to reach the total amount required for this trip and therefore any donation will be greatly appreciated.
We need to raise $3,000 per person to cover all expenses including medical insurance, air fare, lodging, food and transportation. Our group includes eight young adults and five trip leaders. All donations are fully tax deductible and our fiscal sponsor is Bay Area Community Resources (BACR). We are more than happy to share the news of your contribution with local media outlets to make sure you and your organization are recognized for supporting this community project. In case there are any excess proceeds, they will be used for next year's trip across the United States.
For questions about this project please contact founder Jeannine Curley at
415 342 4437 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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