WorldVentures has found another way to give back to the community through the creation of the Manifest Foundation. This venture is just another of the many philanthropic works for which WorldVentures is very well-known.
WorldVentures is a lifestyle company that markets unique travel products including value-driven vacations, high-end luxury travel vacations and marketing opportunities to its members and Representatives. Founded in December 2005, the company is an emerging leader in the leisure travel industry. The young company regularly “gives back” through several charitable organizations such as Susan G. Komen, North Texas Food Bank, Big Brothers Big Sisters, the Iraq Star Organization (which provides cosmetic and limb replacement surgery to returning soldiers), Haitian Relief Fund, The Nancy Lieberman Foundation and others. WorldVentures is a privately-held company based in Plano, TX, with active Representatives and customers across the globe and in the United States.
“We want to help positively affect the lives of as many needy children as possible throughout the world,” commented WorldVentures’ Chief Strategy Officer Eddie Head. “And with the Manifest Foundation, it’s very easy for us to make a huge impact.”
The Manifest Foundation has been created to support organizations which specifically aid children, by helping create strong foundations for health, education, and mentorship, as well as contributing to the financial support which is so desperately needed. And true to the tenets of the Foundation, WorldVentures is launching the inaugural Manifest Foundation effort which will be a “Voluntourism” DreamTrip, which allows those on vacation to give a portion of their time and/or money to help build schools in impoverished areas of Central America. This project is lead by the global not-for-profit organization Hug it Forward and the Peace Corps Volunteers.
The Bottle School Project provides permanent classroom structures for children who have none. Instead of using cinder blocks to build school walls, “ecoblocks” are used. WorldVentures staff, members and Representatives will help the community craft these ecoblocks by stuffing discarded plastic bottles with bags and other insulating trash. The ecoblocks are then stacked in between chicken wire before being covered in a cement and sand mixture. This method of construction is both eco-friendly and economical, and independent structural analysis has testified to the strength and safety of the buildings.
WorldVentures and Hug It Forward share the common belief that with the opportunities provided by education, children will be able to lift themselves and their families out of a cycle of poverty, malnutrition and disease.
In another ambitious program The Manifest Foundation, in partnership with the Nancy Lieberman Foundation and Sport Court®, is launching the “DreamCourts” project. The DreamCourts project is a public outreach program that will provide resources to erect modular basketball courts in areas that cannot financially support the construction of new recreational facilities for young people. This state-of-the-art construction method is inexpensive, hard-wearing, and allows for installation in hours instead of weeks. The partnered foundations hope to earn the support of friends in media, sports and government to create a destination for kids who otherwise would have no outlet for sports or after school activities. The program promotes an active and healthy lifestyle, and encourages team play to be an integral part of their daily activity.
With these efforts well under way and the ambitious plans for future work through the Manifest Foundation, WorldVentures’ tagline of “Make a living… Living!” has been aptly rephrased to “Make a living…Giving!”
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[Edited: 2012 Jun 02 23:34 - The Travel Camel:11053 - No dropping commercial links, emails or phone numbers on this forum, thanks.]