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Make a Difference Have you 'made a difference' while travelling, by fundraising or donating time and energy to a worthwhile cause? Are you a non-profit organisation or individual who knows of an opportunity for travellers to help out in a less developed country? Tell us about it and provide contact details.
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Old 12 Dec 2005
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Hi folks,
I just set up an internet sponsorship page for Save The Children on the 'justgiving.com' website. I thought "Well I'm going anyway, someone might as well benefit." and it was really simple, took about ten minutes and totally automated so no hassle for me in the future! I'll be interested to see how much money it raises. For those who haven't seen these before check out mine;

http://www.justgiving.com/mattcartney

Oh, if you wanna sponsor me (I know, it was coming all the time, shameless spongeing! )that'd be great too!

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hello,
have a look at this too, it may give you some ideas too :
WWW.RIDE4KIDS.T2U.COM
http://www.comcen.com.au/~didierm/index.html

A Worldwide Journey to Raise Money
for Poor Children Through World Vision

good luck,
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I know its an old post but

You may want to remove the second posts first link its now erm of a more adult nature.
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hey Matt....we thought it would be cool to do a little 'you pat my back and we'll pat yours' sorta thing. We just sponsored your fundraising mission and was hoping you could check out ours. (link below) Great idea by the way. And yes, it is super easy to become involved, I'm surprised more of us aren't doing it. Always nice to travel with a purpose, and have a blast doing it!

good luck to Nepal
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hello,
I am in the planning stages of a motorcycle ride from Vladivostok, Russia to Chernovtsy, Ukraine to document the lives and living conditions of the children in orphanages in Russia and Ukraine in hopes of finding people interested in helping these children make something of their lives.
I have been working with orphans in Russia and Ukraine for the past 5 1/2 years having traveled there 19 times. I speak Russian fluently so am able to communicate well with these kids.
I am not good at asking for money but this trip will obviously cost a lot and I am planning on spending 3 months and stopping at every orphanage I can find.
Any help or suggestions on setting up and maintaining a website as well as how to do a traveling update would be appreciated.
Thank you
Patrick Day
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