Trip participants and founders of Dispatch Project often get asked about the purpose of the trips and opportunities made available to the Sioux Falls business community. Dispatch Project desires to create a spirit of service among the business community. Fostering opportunities to help business leaders, employers and employees gain perspective and make a difference is our primary objective.
Recently, we came across this article that highlights Whole Foods, who is trying to provide these same opportunities to their employees. Whole Foods sends several employees on overseas trips each year.
Claire was one of 15 employees in 2012 that Whole Foods supported to travel to Kenya…. Golubski had just returned home after a month-long volunteer trip in a village east of Nairobi, Kenya, and her friends had thrown her a welcome back party. It reminded her of how much gets taken for granted in developed economies. “You see the impact that a dime or a quarter would make on someone’s life, so when you come back, you’re so taken with what $7 could actually do with someone back in Kenya,” Golubski said.
If you’re interested in creating these types of opportunities for your employees, or to gain some perspective on a personal level, we would love to have you join us on an upcoming trip!