Make a Difference
So, you've planned your trip and now you want to find out how to do more? Somewhere near your destination is a charitable organization in need of help. With just a few easy steps you can transform yourself from an everyday tourist into a Goodwill Globetrotter. Here's how:
It's that easy!! You can help people all over the world without breaking a sweat and if you do want to break a sweat then we always encourage people to do more. We understand that many people truly want to help others but aren't able to make the large sacrifices of time and money usually necessary to make a positive impact. That's why we created Goodwill Globetrotting. Now caring people like you can easily give back when they go abroad and feel good knowing they made small but meaningful contributions to the places they visited.
Step 1: Find An Organization You Would Like To Support
Search the map for your favorite charity in the areas you plan to visit.
Step 2: Decide How You Would Like To Contribute
Most charities will have a list of needed items you can pack in your luggage while others may ask for volunteers to do anything from simple work to highly skilled jobs. Choose from your favorite charity's list of needs and contact them to let them know help is on the way.
Step 3: Let Us Make Giving Easy for You
If you're packing something particularly valuable for a charity or just want to see first-hand where your contribution is going, you are more than welcome to drop your items off in person at the charity's physical address. If, like most people, you are unable to find the time to donate your items in person; we are here to help. Simply, search the map for a hostel, hotel, or guest house in our network and leave your items at the front desk when you arrive. From there, let us be responsible for getting the items to your chosen charity while you enjoy the rest of your trip.
The following skills may be needed near your destination:
- Loves playing with kids
- Computer technician
The following items are frequently needed all over the world:
- Mosquito nets
- Batteries (various sizes)
- First Aid Materials i.e. band aids, gauze, disinfectant etc.
- Bath Soap
- School Supplies
- Teaching Aids i.e. Maps, Flash cards etc.
- Books children/young adult/adult
- Sports Equipment (soccer balls)