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In 2013, 171 participants travelled on 19 trips to 8 regions & raised $181,815


Lets go beyond that amount in 2014 and support our local partners even more!


The foundation of Operation Groundswell is to build and cultivate a community of globally active and committed backpackers working to create positive social change in youth empowerment, environmental sustainability, education, health, and more with local communities in the developing world. Far different from just a business focused on sustaining itself, OG is an collaborative organization that lives, breathes, and learns with the communities that we run programs in. As such, OG is unique for not only having the ability to hand-deliver the funds raised, but also can develop tangible projects that the participant you are supporting with your donation can see to fruition. In an effort to be radically transparent, we have separated our program fee from our community contribution - all funds generated from this fundraising effort goes directly to support the amazing non-governmental organizations and charities we are partnered up with on the ground.



To fundraise for their community contribution, all program participants have been asked to set up a personal pledge page, which allows their friends, family and interested donors to securely send funds via Paypal (all major credit cards accepted).


*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
Terri Digs $25.00
Valerie Lamarche $25.00 Rien de moins pour une femme aussi exceptionnelle. Tu vas accomplir de grandes choses ma belle, et ce, encore longtemps. J'espère que cette petite contribution t'aidera toi, et tous ceux que tu vas aider également xx
Sally and Bill James $50.00
Bradley - Lacey & Caitlyn Orleans Clan $50.00 Take care Chelsey and Be Careful come home safe
Vuitton Chan $25.00 good luck with the fundraising Barret! And learn lots there :)
Aymeric Beard $25.00 Good luck!! This is an amazing opportunity! Wish I could join you:)
Zoé St-Pierre $25.00 Louloulou
Anne Jolicoeur $25.00
Meatball Team $22.06 23 comme le 23 novembre, pcq c'est la date de fête de notre prefff <3 pas besoin de te cmb je t'aime MB <3
Ami & nicole Adamski $25.00 Love you! Good luck on being a nomad .
Laura Dodd $35.00
Tammy Daigle $25.00
Sarah Cain $20.00 Bravo ma jolie!! Je t'aime et j'aurais aimé être à tes côtés :) P.S. You have to go swim in the ocean for me ;)
Marie-Pier Emery-Rochette $41.00 Bravo pour ce choix ma belle !! Je suis si fière de toi et heureuse pour toi :) Xxx
Gerard Beaton $100.00 Congrats and good luck buddy!
Finley Beaton $50.00
Sophie Kotiuga $25.00
Seth Abbey $25.00 Go get em!
Marie-Cam St-Amour $15.00 Braaavooo!!! :D je t'appuie à fond!!
Katarina Kovacevic $25.00 Bravo Andrée et merci!! :)
Clara Chow $20.00 I LOVE YOU GO HAVE FUN BOO <3
Kenza Bensaid $24.00 HAVE FUUUUUNNNN!!!!
Geraldine MacEachern $100.00 Great opportunity! Have a wonderful time :)
Charlene Campbell $25.00 That's awesome!! Good luck and enjoy!
marie hand $25.00 i love you jules! I am so proud of you!
Anson Duran $25.00
Spiegel Sohmer Inc. V. Belley $300.00
Anonymous Donor $200.00
Tracy Beaton $25.00 Good for you! And good luck :)
Maddy Kasprzak $25.00
Anonymous Donor $20.00 WOW this sounds so exciting!!! Have a wonderful time! :D
Susan Thompson $25.00 Good luck Samantha....have a great safe time. I'm so proud of young people like yourself for going that extra mile(s).
Graham & Lori Norwood $50.00 Have fun - what an adventure!
Daniel Goldthorp $100.00
Thai Danh $10.00 Make it rain with them Polar Bears!
Jeff Shorter $100.00 Awesome endeavor. Proud of you for taking this on.
Yousif Haddad $25.00
Andrew Ayers $50.00
e e $49.00 fight on!!
Anonymous Donor $3.00 :)
Anonymous Donor $30.00
Karli Poettcker $100.00
Erik Brantley $25.00 Congrats and thank you for doing good in the world. We need more like you.
Josie Nardi $25.00 Good luck!!!
Larry Keller $70.00
Chris & Sarah Bochenek $20.00
Alison Sieh $25.00
WANKIN YU $250.00 Enjoy your amazing journey.
Ferdinand Cervantes $50.00
Shauna collins $20.00
Operation Groundswell
77 Florence St., suite 103 Toronto, Ontario M6K1P4
kelly@operationgroundswell.com