We believe that the best cure for ignorance is travel. By traveling, you’re not only broadening your own horizons, but you’re gaining more compassion, sympathy and perspective with every new place you go and every new culture you interact with. So, in order to do our part in the fight against prejudice and political injustice, we choose to promote a lifestyle filled with travel so that we can get as many people to see as many new cultures as possible.
Did you know that more people have been forced to flee their homes due to conflict and crisis now than at any time since World War II? There are millions of people who have had their lives uprooted and are currently living with an uncertain future. Crises like the civil war in Syria are leaving people scrambling to find a home, and seeing that the neighboring countries are no longer able to absorb an influx of refugees, these people need our support now more than ever.
We know that not everyone has an excess of money that they can donate to charity. So rather than asking people to donate to refugees, we came up with a solution. We would sell unique, high quality travel gear in an effort to get people out and exploring more, and then we would take a portion of that money and donate it to the International Rescue Committee in the name of supporting those who travel out of necessity, not luxury.
The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises, helping to restore health, safety, education, economic well-being and power to people devastated by conflict and disaster. Founded in 1933 at the call of Albert Einstein, the IRC is at work in over 40 countries and 28 offices across the U.S. helping people to survive, reclaim control of their future and strengthen their communities.
Learn more at www.rescue.org and follow the IRC on Twitter & Facebook.