G Adventures Skydives for Charity

1 Jun 2004

Staff and clients of G Adventures recently took up the challenge to go skydiving for charity. The Planeterra Jump For Charity was organized by G Adventures as a fundraiser for the Planeterra Foundation, the company's NGO. G Adventures CEO Bruce Poon Tip agreed to pay for 20 people to skydive at the cost of $195 per person. In return for this skydive, these 20 participants were asked to raise funds that went directly to support the Planeterra Foundation. Over $5000 was raised and 100% of the funds went to support Planeterra Programs.

Our Mission
The Planeterra Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of people and communities around the world through support of international charities, local organizations and community projects.

Who are we?
The Planeterra Foundation was developed by G Adventures, a Canadian adventure travel company that offers environmentally, culturally and socially responsible tours worldwide. We are committed to minimizing our impact on the environment, respecting local people and cultures, contributing to the economic well-being of local businesses and communities, and promoting the protection of destinations for future generations.

How we work
The Planeterra Foundation supports charities, non-profit organizations and grassroots community development projects that focus on the areas of healthcare, education, ecotourism development, cultural preservation, environmental conservation and disaster relief.

By identifying projects and organizations that specialize in different areas, donors are provided with a variety of worthwhile projects to choose from and support. It also provides our travellers with a way to help us give back to the people and places visited on their travels.

For more information, contact Danielle Weiss at danielle@gadventures.com 416-260-0999 ext. 122