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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
Anonymous Donor $50.00 Good for you Lindsay!
Andrew & Lida . $50.00 Good luck and enjoy!
Dave and Les Weekes $500.00
Bernadette Lonergan $100.00
Valerie Bowman $100.00 Good Luck & Safe travels on yet another adventure for your amazing summer of 2014
Mike Casas $100.00
Elley Ray $50.00 Love youð???
Karen Galpern $50.00
David Amato $100.00
Rick Sutin $100.00
Mark Convery $100.00
Sarah Harari $50.00 Have an amazing trip, Annie and come back and tell us all about it!
Tony Reyes $100.00
Caity, Lindsay, Carol and Paul Neal $300.00
Anonymous Donor $100.00 We really admire you Annie! Soak in every minute! No pun intended. :) We live you!
Laura Frise $20.00 So proud of you, Tanvi!!
Kim Schultz $100.00 Enjoy this amazing adventure
Anonymous Donor $30.00
Siddharth Uttam $25.00 Make it rain on them hoes!
Leslie Hauser and Karl Wuesthoff $100.00 We wish you all the best on your journey and know you will touch many lives in your work in an exceptionally positive way. We look foward to hearing all about it -throughout the year and when you return!
Fiona Quay $25.00
Robert Lindquist $50.00
Micheline Greco $490.00
Bob and Laura Dinse-Anderko $100.00 Woohoo! You go girl! Lots of love
Anonymous Donor $750.00
Anonymous Donor $500.00
Marc D $25.00
Dietron Tool and Die Scarborough $400.00
Robin McLuskie $50.00
Kathleen Redmond $100.00 with love, Aunt Kathy and Uncle Terry
35 Auto Parts Lorraine Plooard $265.00
Anonymous Donor $50.00 Have fun and be safe Jess. Its going to be an awesome experience!
Offline Donations $554.00
Anonymous Donor $50.00 Enjoy it love!! <3<3 Gonna miss you so much :( -y
Lindsey Pogue $25.00 This is so exciting. Have fun!
Robyn Deklerk $60.00 Donation from Robyn & items some through buy and sell!
Carlos Espinoza $50.00 Here you go Angelaaaaa :D
Tia Le $100.00
Hamid Sani $50.00
Hamid Sani $50.00
Chainun Koomsatira $50.00
Chainun Koomsatira $50.00
Ashley Rebelo $25.00
Ashley Rebelo $25.00
Mona Sani $100.00
Mona Sani $350.00
Danya MacLean $25.00 you go girl.
Murray Allen $50.00 Good Luck! You are going to do some amazing work!
Ges Kaltsidis $15.00 Embrace every moment of this voyage. All the best <3
Anonymous Donor $25.00
Operation Groundswell
77 Florence St., suite 103 Toronto, Ontario M6K1P4
kelly@operationgroundswell.com