173 participants travelled on
17 trips to
& raised $190,624
Lets go beyond that number and support our local partners even more! Lets go beyond that number and support our local partners even more!
Welcome to the Operation Groundswell Fundraising Page , the community of globally active and committed backpackers, working to create positive and lasting change with local communities in the developing world.
OG was born 6 years ago with a dream of starting a high quality non-profit organization that would combine a backpacktivist ethos with the adventure of travel.
The participants on our inaugural trip many years ago came back with smiles and memories to last a lifetime. However, they all wished they had involved more people back home before their trip in order to have more resources for greater effect while on the ground. From this, we realized we should fundraise to support our efforts and spread our cause of global awareness and action to more people. Today, fundraising is the foundation on which our programs and projects are built.
At Operation Groundswell we ask all participants to fundraise at least $1000. While this might seem daunting, once you get going, you’ll find it’s hard to stop!
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All 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 with charity status pending. As such, we cannot offer tax receipts at this time and hope all donors understand.