New Story is dedicated to rewriting the stories of those who have been denied the opportunity to do so on their own. One of the pillars of Epperly Travel is that of storytelling – the idea that we can craft our stories and turn them into a reality. Not everyone has that privilege and so often we take for granted the beautiful fact that we do. If you’re on this site to begin with, it’s likely that you have the joy of being able to spin a globe, hop on a plane and walk hand and hand with your loved ones as you discover the world together. I can’t imagine anything more precious, that time spent fostering new memories and writing new chapters into your stories.
We are so thankful that you would choose us to be the stewards of that privilege and we have decided to pay that forward with our partnership with New Story. We want you to know that a proceed from each vacation you book for travel in 2015 (including those already traveled) will go toward building a home in Haiti (***As of Dec. 2016 – New Story has cleared out the entire slum in Haiti and is now moving to El Salvador!) – once we have met our goal of $6,000, we will get to meet the family who we’ve supported!
We will be documenting this process on the blog and social media so you can see exactly who you are impacting and what a fantastic cause your decision to travel is going toward. We’ve started with an initial investment of $1,000 based on January-March and will be adding in proceeds at the end of every month until we have helped a family in Haiti create their new story.
We want to show each and every one of our readers and clients who are passionate about travel just what kind of impact you can make in this world. Please feel free to track our progress and read more about our pledge and mission here.
In addition to this, I will be pledging my birthday to go toward our goal, which I plan on posting about a few weeks before the actual date (May 24). Birthdays for New Story is one of the most unique and easiest ways I’ve seen to contribute to a cause and I’m excited to participate in it!
We’re thrilled to see New Story reach over $100,000 in donations in their four short months of operation, funding homes for 16 families in Haiti so far. We can’t wait to see this number grow as New Story takes flight as a global nonprofit, benefitting those far and wide.
Thanks for taking the time to read this, we are over the moon about this new partnership and hope you’re just as inspired by the cause as the entire Epperly Travel team is!