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In 2014 199 backpacktivists travelled on 22 summer programs to 7 regions & raised $138, 143.54


Let's exceed that amount in 2015 and support our local partners even more!


Operation Groundswell is dedicated to cultivating a community of globally active and ethical backpackers working to create positive social change with local communities in the developing world.  OG is a collaborative organization that lives, breathes, and learns with the communities where we facilitate programs. 

We are unique in that OG teams hand-deliver the funds raised and develop tangible projects that the participant you are supporting will implement on the ground.  

For the purpose of transparency the program fee and community contribution are separated.  All the funds generated from this online fundraising effort will directly support our community and NGO partners on the ground. 

IMPORTANT: Operation Groundswell is currently a registered non-profit.  As such, we cannot offer tax receipts at this time and hope all donors understand. 


Recent Donations

Name Amount Comment
Emma Streets $100.00 Money raised from a car boot sale! :-)
Kaitlin Pluskota $20.00
Waleed Aljehani $750.00
Anonymous Donor $40.00
Anonymous Donor $750.00
Manon et Bill Jolicoeur- Orr $100.00 Bon voyage!
Anonymous Donor $200.00
Jennifer Senior $100.00 So cool you're doing this.
Anonymous Donor $100.00
Sarah Horowitz $100.00 Ditto to Eleanor's idea! Can't wait to hear all about your good work.
Amber Merriman $75.00 Have fun!
Evan Kendall $25.00 I like Eleanor's idea. Have a great time and make good!
Eleanor H $25.00 For each dollar donated, I expect one blog post or photo update in return!
Sharon Geraghty $100.00 With all our affection, from the Geraghty-Wickens clan.
Maria Brown $25.00 Best of Luck Tanya Maria & John Michalovic
Michelle Dodds $20.00 Love you! Trip of a lifetime so happy for you xoxo
Deirdra Kennedy $20.00 What an amazing project! So happy to be supporting you Tanya! :) Best of luck, Deirdra and Justin
Dad Duncan $400.00
Emilie Gray $10.00 Good on you girl, enjoy every minute!
C & K Bowie $25.00
Cynzi DiCola $10.00 Have an awesome time!!
Louis J Gouin $100.00 Quelle belle expérience enrichissante Chloé, BRAVO!
Anonymous Donor $25.00
Brianne Feindt $50.00 Luke 6:20-21 20 And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said: “Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God. 21 “Blessed are you who are hungry now, for you shall be satisfied. “Blessed are you who weep now, for you shall laugh.
Don Ironside $100.00 We're proud of you. Wanting to make a difference is part of your beauty.
Kaitlyn Matthew $50.00 So proud of you sissy pants!
Mark Horowitz $100.00
Christine Corriveau $50.00
Justine Haas $25.00 Proud of you girl! Enjoy the amazing experience!! :)
Ai Y $15.00 All the best!
Mattheq Wende $10.00 Have an amazing Chloé! I hope it's everything you want it to be!
Daniella gasperoni $25.00
Howard Foltz $75.00 AEKDB
Pascale Delfosse $25.00 Bonne idée Hugh!
Rachel Rowland $117.69
Anonymous Donor $303.36
Benjamin Schwartz $50.00 Good luck on the trip Hugh
Tony Jackson $50.00
Richard Nagel $25.00 I wish you a wonderful time and interesting experiences. In 2000, I had the chance to visit Ladakh with Irmgard, my partner. It was one of these once in a lifetime events. I still remember the places and the cheerful "Joolay" of the Ladakhi people.
Yard Sale $100.00
Anonymous Donor $365.00
Leah Harris $25.00
Ryan Waters $100.00
Terry & Lee Voisard $100.00 Love you
Michelle Tran $50.00 You are going to have the greatest time! Best of luck!
Kyle Clifford $10.00
Allan Smith $100.00
Sarah Collier $50.00 You are always so supportive of what I do, now it's my turn!
Christine W $10.00 Sounds amazing! Good luck, Suki!
Anonymous Donor $83.00 Bakesale
Operation Groundswell
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