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$8 from every item purchased will be donated to Globe Aware

 
Issue

Globe Aware has programs in 20 communities around the world. Volunteers help to empower the host communities in creating renewable, sustainable programs. While Globe Aware's financial assistance benefits the community economically, it is actually the involvement and collaboration between the volunteers and community that is the greatest mutual benefit. Globe Aware is an organization which focuses on creating self-reliance. Globe Aware develops short-term volunteer programs in international environments that encourage people to immerse themselves in a unique way of giving back.

Response

Every activity in which we engage is intended to accomplish one of two things: promote cultural awareness and/or promote sustainability. For us the concept of cultural awareness means to recognize and appreciate the real beauties and real challenges of a culture, but not to change it. The concept of sustainability is to help others stand on their own two feet; to teach skills rather than reliance.