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Grants 4 Ground Staff Appeal – how you can help

Our friends in Nepal and Peru – the guides, porters and administration staff that were the backbone of your last World Expeditions adventure – are in need.

In 2020, the World Expeditions Foundations' Lend A Hand Appeal distributed over 600 food and hygiene care packages, but our ground crew still need our help. While the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines is giving hope to many people affected by the pandemic, the devastating impact of COVID-19 will still be felt for a long time for those who are dependent on income from travel and tourism living in countries that will not see the vaccine for some time.

We are committed to continuing to send care packages to our team in need in Nepal and Peru, but we need your help. Join us on a Charity Challenge to climb Australia's highest mountain or please donate to the World Expeditions Foundation's Grants 4 Ground Staff Appeal to continue our efforts to give back to the people behind the scenes of your adventure travel holiday in their time of need.

Help support the wonderful individuals who have given us so much joy in our travels, many of whom will remain without income for some time due to minimal government support and subsidies.

Two ways you can support our appeal:

JOIN OUR 'CLIMB KOZI 4 GROUND STAFF' CHARITY CHALLENGE


Climb to the roof of Australia for this amazing cause in October 2021! Climb one of the original Seven Summits, and Australia's highest mountain at 2228 metres, to the summit of Mount Kosciuszko, with family and friends and raise funds to support our international ground staff.

MAKE A DIRECT DONATION TO THE APPEAL


Help make a difference by donating to the Grants 4 Ground Staff Appeal. 100% of funds raised will be equally distributed to the recipients intended with no administration fees withheld. Donations over $2 made by Australian residents will receive a tax-deductible receipt.

Who will your donations support?

In line with the mandate of the World Expeditions Foundation, 100% of donations from the appeal will be dispersed to our local partners and their employees in Nepal and Peru. These individuals include the field and office team – the guides, porters, drivers, cooks and administration staff.

More than 600 food and hygiene care packages were distributed in 2020 from our Lend A Hand Appeal, but the ground crew still need assistance.

Your support will make a tangible difference as these communities receive little or no government support and coupled with the dire economic predicament are in need of assistance.

Donations over $2 made by Australian residents will receive a tax-deductible receipt.

Lend A Hand Appeal 2020

Our Lend a Hand appeal in 2020 raised over AUD$41,100 to help our valuable ground crew (read how the World Expeditions Foundation distributed these funds here), however, they still need our help. We kindly ask you to support this important cause by joining our 'Kozi Summit Challenge' to help raise funds for them and their families or by directly making a donation to our Grants 4 Ground Staff Appeal.

Published 26 April 2020.


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