We are thrilled to announce another impactful contribution from our steadfast supporters, the two American tour operators – VBT Bicycling Vacations and Country Walkers. Their unwavering support for Addiopizzo spans over the past years, making a significant difference in our efforts.
Country Walkers and VBT Bicycling Vacations are renowned leaders in active vacations, specializing in biking and walking tours respectively. Embracing responsible tourism is at the core of their values. Both companies have been instrumental in championing sustainable tourism initiatives across the countries where they operate. They actively engage in projects aimed at preserving the environment and empowering local communities. Through their Travelers’ Fund Program, a small donation is made on behalf of every traveler, contributing to sustainability projects worldwide. Each traveler thus becomes a catalyst for positive change while enjoying their vacation.
Given Sicily’s popularity among American travelers, the cumulative effect of numerous small donations at the end of each year becomes a substantial sum for a self-financed non-profit organization like Addiopizzo, driven by voluntary efforts.
VBT and Country Walkers continue to play a pivotal role in supporting Addiopizzo’s core activities. These include providing assistance to victims of Mafia extortion, leading critical consumption campaigns, and engaging in educational and social inclusion initiatives. While the struggle for Sicily’s liberation involves more than just the apprehension of Mafia bosses, these two organizations understand the significance of daily actions and community-based efforts in achieving lasting change. Learn more about what we could do during 2023 thanks to your donation!
Grazie mille for your enduring support!