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The Wanderheart Project

The Wanderheart Project

Dylan Banagis 407 Views

What’s more exciting than getting outside with people you love and not having any distractions? We live in a world that is constantly telling us to look a certain way, make a certain amount, or possess certain things. We aim to completely alter this “worldly” way of thinking. The Wanderheart Project uses two main avenues to do spread our unique “Unplugged Movement”: experiences and clothing. We take our people out on day, weekend, and weeklong experiences to get them completely disconnected from technology, to get reconnected with the family, friends, and coworkers they are surrounded by. On these trips, customers learn outdoor skills like Leave No Trace, proper backpacking techniques, or how to belay a rock climber. We also have a clothing line that spreads our movement through word of mouth with simple, yet impactful designs. The clothing gives customers an avenue to support unplugging but also provides a conversation starter based around technology use.


Aside from the social impact of our mission, we donate $1 of every clothing sale to families of a child with a congenital heart defect. This is a medical condition taking the lives of more kids than childhood cancer, yet no one is aware of it. 1 in every 100 children are born with a CHD, with many CHD’s being incurable. Our goal is to build a community of people impacted by CHD’s, and provide funding and research to help lower these intimidating statistics.

What I Will Do With $5,000

We recently were donated a renovated school bus that needs some serious love. The $5,000 would go towards fixing up the bus to be fully functional for this upcoming fall. In the fall, an already selected married couple will travel the country promoting the mission of The Wanderheart Project, while bringing awareness to congenital heart defects. We need the money to provide them with a temporary home (the bus) that is safe and reliable.

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