Category: Philanthropy

Make Travel Matter: Luxury Gold’s Sustainable Journey to Ecuador

Guests help build local infrastructure as part of a WE Village’s development project in Ecuador The fires in the Amazon rain forest are just the latest tragedies in the ongoing destruction of one of Earth’s most vital eco-systems. Luxury Gold, a leader in luxury guided journeys, continues its pledge to make travel matter with the launch in 2020 of a new five-day ME to WE culturally immersive journey extension dedicated to helping preserve Amazonian culture. For this unique journey, Luxury Gold has partnered with social enterprise ME to WE to connect travelers with indigenous communities and the rain forest,...

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MacRostie Wines Help No Kid Hungry

Recently I sat down with Gillian Jeske Dodd from Distinguished Vineyards & Wine Partners at a Taste of the Nation LA preview dinner at the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills. She enlightened me about one of the evening’s sponsors, MacRostie Winery & Vineyards. This state-of-the-art winery is located on a picturesque hilltop overlooking the bucolic Russian River Valley in California. Established in 1987, Steve MacRostie Pinot-focused winery is also the home to Thale’s Vineyard, named after Steve’s wife. While pouring a glass of 2016 MacRostie Thale’s Vineyard Pinot Noir, each sip offered appealing clove, brown spice and cherry aromas, with...

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How you can make a difference on your next vacation

Looking for a vacation that’s not only fun, but also meaningful? Wish you had more time to volunteer in a way that really makes a difference? There’s a simple solution: Plan your next vacation around a great volunteer opportunity. Whether on your own or with the entire family, volunteering on vacation is a wonderful way to explore a favorite destination or someplace you’ve always wanted to go, while contributing to a cause you care about. It’s also one of the fastest growing travel trends in 2019. According to a Google Consumer survey, one in four travelers report that they...

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Organic Soap Company Green Goo, Giving Back to Those In Need

Green Goo’s new online interactive global giving initiative. GooRu is a community based interactive web app that enables you to pledge monthly to help send Green Goo first aid and body care products to people in need all over the world.  GooRu is a community based interactive web app that enables you to pledge monthly to help send Green Goo first aid and body care products to people in need all over the world. Text ‘GOO ‘ to 28748 to download the GooRu app on your phone or tablet. Once subscribed to GooRu, you will receive $100 worth of products for $29.97 as our “Thank...

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Give Poverty the Boot

  As if you need another reason to buy a pair of cute boots, Roma Boots will give you two. Not only are they fashion forward, but also they’re for a good cause! Roma Boots is a “one for one” Company. For every pair sold, the company donates a pair of boots that are filled with educational necessities to a child in need. Founded by Samuel Bistrian, this organization is close to his heart. Bistrian grew up in a poor village in communist Romania with 11 siblings. At the age of six he received his first pair of rain...

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Dress for a School’s Success

Okay,  class, what do Michael Kors, DKNY, J. Crew and Calvin Klein have to do with school fundraising?  You’ve earned an “A” if you answered Schoola is a simple yet effective fundraising program that started with parents sending in their gently used children’s clothing. Items sent to Schoola are listed for sale at at amazing prices. Quality brand name clothes get a second life at a fraction of retail prices.  Schools then receive the proceeds — $2 of every $5 spent from every item sold. With the success of children’s clothes sales, Schoola Founder and CEO, Stacey...

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As the World’s Farmers Age, New Blood is Needed

By Danielle Nierenberg Agriculture has an image problem. For the majority of the world’s youth, agriculture isn’t an attractive avenue of employment. Most youth think of it as back-breaking labor without an economic pay-off and little room for career advancement. With an aging population of farmers, it’s clear that agriculture needs to attract more young people. This is a global challenge: half of the farmers in the United States are 55 years or older and the average age of farmers in sub-Saharan Africa is around 60 years old. The United Nations’ International Labour Organization predicts that, globally, there will...

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