Your Christmas shopping is done. You’ve got everyone on your list taken care of and all there is to do now is see the excitement on their faces as they unwrap their present on Christmas morning.
Unfortunately, there are many children in this world that have never received a gift. They don’t know what it’s like to go to school, play with toys or even have the opportunity to drink clean water.
The Intrepid Foundation has a holiday campaign where you can give the gift of hope. Global Gifts is an initiative that is a win-win for everyone. Give a gift that will change someone’s life and make you feel amazing.
For as little as $15 you can change a child’s life and Intrepid Travel will match all donations up to $400,000 dollar for dollar!
The holidays are all about giving back and that is exactly what we plan to do this year. Our families are lucky. They are healthy and comfortable. They have the means to buy whatever they choose and the children in our lives have all the opportunity in the world. Being born into Canada is a privilege and a gift.
I don’t know who up there decides who is born into freedom and luxury and who is born into poverty and suffering. It is all so random.
It is unfair that some children are born in a country that allows them to thrive and achieve greatness while others are born into a land filled with war and corruption.
Dave’s family has had an ongoing policy in recent years to give to charity rather than each other. We can always buy what we want or need but to give the gift of charity is an act where the money we would spend on each other can be put to better use by helping the people who need it most.
We have always been amazed with the resilience of children that have so very little when we travel around the world. They love to play and laugh and they are curious and smart, but they lack the opportunities that our children have in the West. We hate to see their wonder and innocence taken away so young by having to work or be exploited before they even have the chance to reach adulthood.
We have visited an Intrepid Foundation Project in China and have seen first hand the difference that is being made. It is part of many Intrepid Travel Tours to bring their groups to visit one of their projects. It has always been important to us when we travel to give back to the communities we visit and Intrepid Travel is setting the standard to show their customers that it is also important for them to give back.
Seeing something in person is the best education and after Intrepid Travellers witness the good that a project can do, they may be influenced to always give back during their future travels.
There are several levels of donations that you can make. Starring from $15 going up to $160, Australian Dollars.
A Prosthetic Leg in Laos – 25 years after the Vietnam war and there are still unexploded landmines scattered all over the country. Innocent children step on these mines while playing and their lives are forever changed. But for just $60, you can give a child back the opportunity to play again by donating a prosthetic leg.We have been to Laos and witnessed first hand the amount of children missing limbs and suffering from unexploded ordnances.This is a very real problem. Choose your Gift Now!
Educate a Child for an entire year in Vietnam - It is hard to believe that the basic right of an education is impossible for many children living in Vietnam. Families cannot afford to send their children to school. We have travelled through Vietnam and witnessed many children begging in the streets and working hard labour or selling trinkets and books to make a dime. Many told us about how they are trying to save enough money to go to school one day, but we know that this opportunity would not be possible for most. Change someones life and give the gift of education. $160 give a child schooling for an entire year . Choose your Gift Now!
To browse more gifts and to read more about the Intrepid Foundation, visit their website today to make a difference in children, animals and communities around the world.