Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Stuff Your Rucksack : Helping Responsible Travellers Make a Difference

Since I travel quite a lot, I make it a point to carry books with me to give to children, NGOs or schools I may visit during my holiday. Yesterday, I came across this awesome site which lets travellers know about the specific needs of organizations in different communities.

“How many times have you been travelling and visited a school or community or local charity that you would love to help? The school needs books, or a map or pencils; an orphanage needs children's clothes or toys. All things that, if only you'd known, you could've stuffed in your rucksack. But once you get home you forget, or you've lost the address, or worry that whatever you send will be stolen before it even gets there...”

"That's why we've set up StuffYourRucksack.com"

Stuffyourrucksack.com is an online community that helps responsible travellers make a practical difference to the lives of those in developing countries that have so little, and deserve so much more.

Stuffyourrucksack.com is a small charity that’s light on its feet so it can deliver direct action. We’re not here to encourage begging; we’re here to show how a simple gesture can bring indescribable joy, and how by connecting with a community you’ll see the world at its most beautiful – and make 20 new friends along the way.

With your help, we can make Stuffyourrucksack.com a one-stop shop for responsible travellers. If you know of an organisation that deserves support or have a great experience to share, then register today, and tell us all about it.
Click here for more information. If you are a traveller, check out the different organisations you can bring things for. If you are an NGO, register on the site so that travellers who can support your organization can learn about how they can help you.

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