When LiLing, Brennan and I started Trekaroo back in 2008, our vision was to build a company that would help parents explore and travel with kids. But, we didn’t want it to stop there. Travel is a luxury and we know that there are many children around the world who don’t even have their basic needs met. Although, we haven’t made a lot of money this year, we’d like to donate $500 to one of the following organizations. Since all of you Trekaroo families helped us to earn this $500, we’d like you to choose which lucky organization to send our mullah to this Thanksgiving.
I am ready to vote!
Big City Mountaineers – Big City Mountaineers is all about enhancing the lives of urban youth through transformative outdoor experiences (aka a week-long adventure in the wild). BCM uses these trips through nature to help build their self esteem and confidence. Vote for Big City Mountaineers
There are more than 1 billion people in the world who live on less than one dollar a day. Compassion International helps to fight poverty one child at a time. They not only provide for these kid’s physical needs, but also help with their economic, educational and spiritual needs. Vote for Compassion!
Who’s fighting for the rights of children who are victims of slavery, sex trafficking or violence? The International Justice Mission (IJM) is a team of lawyers and detectives and who rescue these kids and prosecute the offenders. They are working around the world to give kids the most basic rights, their freedom. Vote for International Justice Mission!
Instead of giving a man a fish, Kiva provides them with a loan to start a fishing business. Kiva gives loans to folks living in poverty who are trying to break the cycle. Their loans aim to help entrepreneurs and bring sustaining change to lives. It really is a loan because you get the money back to re-invest in other entrepreneurs. Vote for Kiva!
More than 200,000 kids a year are born with a cleft condition that leaves them unable to eat, speak or smile. Operation Smile is a crew of volunteer doctors and nurses who provide free surgeries to restore a SMILE to these kids. Vote for Operation Smile!
Each of these organizations is special to us founders which is why we wanted to share them with you. So, you can vote in two ways: 1) write in the comment area below who you’d like or 2) go to our poll by clicking on the link above.
Tell us where you’d like Trekaroo to send our money this Thanksgiving season. We’ll tally up the stats on Sunday night (November 29th), the end of this amazing thankful holiday and post the winner.
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