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International Chefs Arrive in S. Africa to Support Hungry Children

The plight of starving children in South Africa is not going unnoticed. About 250 chefs from 44 countries have gathered in South Africa, along with 700 local chefs, to volunteer their time and expertise to a huge fundraising drive.

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Book Giveaway & Interview with Bringing Progress to Paradise Author Jeff Rasley

Bringing Progress to Paradise is the story of climbing expedition leader and attorney Jeff Rasley’s trek to a village in a remote valley of Nepal called Basa back in October 2008. What he found was a people thoroughly unaffected by Western consumer-culture values. We will be giving away two copies of Bringing Progress to Paradise by Jeff Rasley…

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Whole Foods Kicks Off Campaign to Fund Micro Loans; Offers Chance To Win Philanthropy Trip

Whole Foods Market’s non-profit arm, Whole Planet Foundation, kicks off its 2011 Prosperity Campaign at its stores nationwide with the goal of raising $2.5 million to fund microcredit projects in poor communities around the world.

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Holiday Shopping: Gifts that Give Back

Isn’t it wonderful to give gifts that actually give back! We came across a few gifts that are sure to please and allow you to help a few more charities before the end of the year.

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5 Holiday Gifts That Impact the World

With the holidays quickly approaching, most of us are thinking gifts.

We came across a great gift catalog — not from Crate & Barrel or LL Beans — from Samaritan’s Purse that offers a great way to share your generosity.

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Volunteering in Rwanda Beats An African Safari

It’s hard to imagine that traveling four days for six days of volunteer service in Africa would be enough time to bring about anything but a severe case of jet lag. But the trip was eye-opening!

International travel for me isn’t about sightseeing; my adventures are to help orphans have a better life…

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What is Meaningful Travel?

An emerging travel trend that combines spiritual, green, experiential travel and voluntourism, “meaningful travel” is an evolving niche in which the traveler is in a position to help the people of the destination through donating money, adopting a cause, volunteering or getting involved.