The purpose of this trip is to help others. This includes getting involved with community projects and bringing awareness to organizations on the frontlines of change. These goals are shared by two distinct initiatives, Overland Nomads and the Global Philanthropy Spotlight.
Overland Nomads is our mobile volunteerism initiative. As we travel, we seek out community improvement projects and become involved—hands on! Projects that improve infrastructure, schools, medical facilities, housing, access to clean water, sanitation, conservation and protecting animal habitat… are all undertakings that we want to assist. Smaller projects are great too! We’ve assembled a diverse skill set that we want to put to good use wherever we can.
Along with the details of these projects, we will report regularly on our travels. We will discuss how we prepared for an around-the-world adventure, building the FJ55, storage solutions, clothing, recovery gear, communications equipment, entertainment… and anything else people would like to learn. Our goal is to bring our audience along with us (via social media) and share stories about the amazing people, places and experiences that we discover.
The Global Philanthropy Spotlight (GPS) is a US-based nonprofit devoted to bringing awareness to organizations that are making a positive impact in their communities. These organizations are the boots-on-the-ground, grassroots, unheralded, tip-of-the-spear, in-the-trenches groups doing the work. The majority of the “good” being done in this world is beyond our sight… and it’s being done by everyday heroes who are dedicated to making a difference. We’d like to introduce you to them.
Our previous travels have taught us many things, but none more important than the knowledge that there are people in the world who do so much with so little. Our goal is to help these people and organizations by increasing awareness of their efforts. We will bring their stories to you, tell you their successes and challenges and show you why and how you can help.
Our areas of interest are almost limitless and we will seek to find and raise awareness for groups that are…
Protecting endangered animal habitat
Delivering clean water to impoverished communities