Charitable Giving

Adventure Media Review, Africa, Banff, Charitable Giving, Environmental Protection, Photography, Podcast / 23.09.2012

Veterinarian and photographer Dag Goering is the co-founder with his wife author Maria Coffey in the adventure touring business Hidden Places Travel. For many years he's worked at combining his love of travel with the care and protection of animals. “It all started with Camels really,” he said in an interview. “I was very interested in doing longer journeys across the Sahara with the Tuaregs.” The Tuaregs are a nomadic people who travel across the deserts of Northern Africa on caravans of camels. So Goering tried to find a way...

Adventure Media Review, Charitable Giving, Climbing, Film preview, Uncategorized / 31.08.2012

After a long summer of travel I'm home for almost a month. Between Joy Trips I'm spending the next few weeks getting some perspective on what this project is all about. A recent note from climber Steve Richert helped me to remember why it's important to find passion in our daily lives and to encourage others to pursue their dreams. It's Labor Day weekend and Fall is just around the corner. As we make the transition from one season into the next I'm giving some serious thought to what...

Afghanistan, Charitable Giving, Film Review, philanthropy / 06.06.2012

A review of the new film from Red Reel Media directed by Allie Bombach Women's empowerment advocate Shannon Galpin was one of the many incredible people whose story inspired the creation of the Joy Trip Project. As the founder of the non-profit Mountain 2 Mountain her selfless dedication and sacrifice in service to women and girls in war torn regions of Afghanistan demonstrates a rare passion for taking action in spite of overwhelm odds. Add to that a talent for mountain bike racing and you've got an irresistible combination...

Breaking News, Charitable Giving, People with disabilities, The Give Review / 27.03.2012

Kokatat, a US manufacturer of technical apparel and accessories for water sports, donated over $20,000 in product to the local Arcata, CA organization Disabled Adventure Outfitters (DAO), for use in its watersports programs for people with hemophilia and other bleeding disorders. “DAO does amazing work empowering and challenging people with bleeding disorders in and around our community and we’re proud to support a local organization that shares our passion for paddlesports,” said Kit Mann, Kokatat Special Projects Manager. DAO will use the personal floatation devices, dry suits, paddle jackets, and additional gear...

Adventure Activism, Adventure Media Review, Breaking News, Charitable Giving, Kids in Nature, philanthropy, Photography / 19.03.2012

Almost a year ago a young man asked for my help. Christian Alvarado is an aspiring filmmaker, who dedicates his talents to taking pictures and creating videos that illustrate the importance of getting kids outdoors. But as any young person can appreciate the cost of purchasing the right camera equipment can be prohibitively expensive. So with the help of a few fans of the Joy Trip Project I put together a little campaign to raise some of the money he needed. And now I’m thrilled to say that...

Adventure Activism, Business, Charitable Giving, Climate Change, Environmental Journalism, philanthropy / 16.02.2012

[caption id="attachment_6864" align="alignleft" width="331" caption="Tim DeChristopher with Peaceful Uprising activists at Mountain Film in Telluride"][/caption] For his stand to protect wilderness environmental activist Tim DeChristopher got a two-year prison sentence. But the man trusted to manage the finances of his non-profit Peaceful Uprising walked away with considerably more. Steve Sugarman executive director of the fiscal sponsor organization the International Humanities Center is being sought in California by state and federal authorities. His group is believed to have misappropriated almost $1 million in charitable donations contributed to DeChristopher’s and more...