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GIVE Project Updates 2018

We’re screamin’ from the mountain tops! We’ve got big things to share from our summer overseas! With over 1000 volunteers joining us abroad, we have had the most impactful season yet! Whether it was building a dormitory in Laos, growing our...

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Packing For Your GIVE Trip

Packing For Your GIVE Trip

Video by Justin Monte Written by Hallie Pratt Packing is tough. Trust us, we get it. Whether you’re going away for a weekend or prepping for a month long backpacking trip, there’s a lot to consider when choosing what to bring. It’s all too often we...

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“GIVE” Is Only An Acronym

“GIVE” Is Only An Acronym

By Berette McNaught I was sitting in my Psych 100 class, checking the latest Instagram updates and waiting for yet another mundane lecture to start, when a breathless woman ran into my classroom and started yelling something about traveling to change lives. The whole...

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Go Green With GIVE

Go Green With GIVE

Join Us: April 1 – April 7, 2018! We live on a planet that we love to explore. It is full of beauty that we want to protect. Yet, societal tendencies often lead to unsustainable ways to protect our Earth and the humans that inhabit it. But there are undoubtedly...

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The Chronicles of Happy Stories: The Chief

The Chronicles of Happy Stories: The Chief

Written by: Maeve Reiss My travels began. I sat in seat 43B, taking the window seat, with my two bags, a neck pillow, and my journal. From the moment I stepped off the plane after almost 24 hours of travel, I still was unable to fathom that I, Maeve Reiss, was across...

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We’ve Found the Perfect Gift!

These are a few... ...OF OUR FAVORITE THINGS We've Found the Perfect Gift For You this holiday season! What better gift can be given than an absolutely life-changing experience? Ask for something new this year, and explore the most beautiful corners of the Earth!...

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December: The Best Month to Fundraise

“On average, over 30% of donations come in during the month of December, which is why holiday fundraising is so important…” Fundraising does take time and effort but the reward is worth it. Plus, no one said it couldn’t be fun! Check out these top holiday fundraisers...

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Experience Something New

Experience Something New

We Encourage You To Experience Something New This Friday “Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul.” –...

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Thanks-GIVE-ing

We’re Thankful For YOU! 4 COUNTRIES. 3700 VOLUNTEERS. 7 YEARS OF SUSTAINABLE PROJECTS. COUNTLESS LIVES CHANGED.   Our projects can’t succeed without our volunteers, and we are so thankful for your determination to ignite sustainable change worldwide! THANK...

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Why GIVE Stands Out

Why GIVE Stands Out

1. Our Volunteer’s come back for more More than 30% of volunteers return for multiple trips! Check out our outstanding reviews from past volunteers (and even their parents). GIVE trips don’t end when volunteers return home, but instead this is really just the...

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Student Groups Against Plastic: Being A Global Citizen

Student Groups Against Plastic: Being A Global Citizen

GIVE student groups across the United States came together last week to rally around a common cause: to start a conversation about plastic. The conversations had were based around the environmental harm of single-use plastics, and shifted to suggest different ways for...

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Plastic Awareness Campaign 2017

Plastic Awareness Campaign 2017

Plastic Awareness Campaign 2017 Written by: GIVE HQ 3/31/2017 Climate change and plastic pollution disproportionately affect developing countries, like the ones our GIVE projects are in. We have committed to projects with this idea in mind, making sure to reduce...

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Let’s Talk Trash

Let’s Talk Trash

Let’s Talk Trash Written by: Carly Bergman 2/24/2017 During my time in Nicaragua, I had quite the eye-opening experience. I lived right on the beach in small villages where everything is simple and beautiful. But, along the dirt roads, I couldn’t help but...

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GIVE: How Volunteering Changed My Life

GIVE: How Volunteering Changed My Life

GIVE: How Volunteering Changed My Life Written by: Caitlin Shaffer 11/30/2016 When I used to hear someone say, “That experience changed my life,” I always felt a bit skeptical. I mean, how could one experience change the entire course of a person’s...

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Unexploded Bombs in Laos – Tong Bai’s Story

Unexploded Bombs in Laos – Tong Bai’s Story

Unexploded Bombs in Laos – Tong Bai’s Story Written by: Daniel Trevor, GIVE’s Head of International Operations Interview by: Bounthan Sengsavang and Emily Erickson **Please note that all areas GIVE visits during our Laos Excursion have been entirely...

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