Community & Global Support

"It's all about Gratitude & Giving Back"

We aim to be a valued leader in our travel community, with a strong sense of hard work, integrity, forming and building lasting relationships with the people and cultures we encounter through travel. We long to protect, restore and enhance environmental quality for future generations so they to have the opportunity to explore, and travel a healthy and clean, beautiful world for years to come.

Giving back is more than just making a donation, providing a sponsorship or giving up of your time its a commitment in hopes to make something much larger than yourself better for the people, communities, and environments around the world. We at EPIC Luxury Vacations /Gotta Go Travel will continue to do our part and our upmost best in these areas for the future and for future generations to come.

Here are some of the amazing charities and organizations in our community and around the globe that are near to our heart. We strongly believe in, promote and support these organizations.

Building Hope Orillia:

Building Hope is the capital campaign to raise funds for the new Lighthouse Community Services Hub facility in the heart of downtown Orillia.

The Lighthouse Community Services Hub and Lighthouse Supportive Housing will serve Orillia's vulnerable, offering a range of housing as well as emergency food and shelter, primary care, mental health and addiction services for people who are experiencing a housing crisis. Our goal is to promote overall wellness for individuals and families and help alleviate chronic homelessness, addiction and poverty. 

Hope can start with you, for more information or to donate visit: http://orillialighthouse.ca/building-hope

Elephant Hills Elephant Conservation Project Thailand:

Spreading awareness of the endangered Asian Elephants and support elephant conservation by contributing to help to keep the wild populations safe. Some of the recent donations include an electric fence in Kanchanaburi and several salt licks in Loei – both projects aim to help to prevent human-elephant conflicts at the Wildlife & Elephant Sanctuaries. We also aid government run elephant hospitals by donating essential equipment as well as herbs, plants and trees to help to improve the welfare of the domestic elephants treated in the hospitals.

To learn more or to donate visit: https://www.elephanthills.com/elephant-conservation-project/

Couchiching Jubilee House Orillia:

Creates a place of belonging that is non-judgmental, provides life skills, personal supports and resources to the community for women and their children.

Our mission is to empower women and children.

For more information visit: https://jubileehouse.ca/

Fabien Cousteau - Ocean Learning Center:

It is the mission of the OLC to raise awareness, educate and inform all citizens of the world of ways to protect and preserve the planet's waters and endangered marine habitats and marine life.

For more information or to donate visit: http://www.fabiencousteauolc.org/

Children's Wish Foundation:

The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada is a registered national Canadian charitable organization whose mission is to fulfill the wishes of children diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses.

For more information or to get involved or donate visit: https://www.childrenswish.ca/

4Ocean:

Is a global movement actively removing trash from the ocean and coastlines while inspiring individuals to work together for a cleaner ocean.

The 4 O.C.E.A.N  Pillars - With these as our foundation. we at 4ocean pledge to clean the ocean and coastline one pound at a time.

For more information on 4ocean or to buy a bracelet - pull a pound visit: https://4ocean.com/

jack.org:

Jack.org is Canada's only charity training and empowering young leaders to revolutionize mental health in every province and territory. We do this through three globally-recognized programs, talks, chapters, and summits.

For more information or to donate visit: https://jack.org/Home

ROK (Ripple of Kindness) Orillia Chapter:

Collectively creating charitable impact in Orillia & area.

ROK Orillia members would be asked to donate $200 each, twice per year and then nominate a charity for which they are passionate. A list of charity nominees and information about their services are compiled into a web-based survey. Members have ten days to read about the charities, conduct their own research, and select a preferred charity. The charity receiving the most votes receives a $200 donation from each ROK member, creating a substantial gift.

For more information or to become a member: https://rippleofkindnessorillia.com/

Orillia Animal Centre:

The Society and its network of animal welfare communities facilitate and provide for province-wide leadership on matters relating to the prevention of cruelty to animals and the promotion of animal well-being. Offering a variety of mission-based programs including community-based sheltering, animal wellness services, provincial animal transfers, shelter health & wellness, high-volume spay/neuter services, animal rescue, animal advocacy, Indigenous partnership programs and humane education, the Ontario SPCA is Ontario’s animal welfare charity.

For more information on the Orillia SPCA or to adopt, volunteer or donate visit: https://ontariospca.ca/orillia/

The Jane Goodall Institute of Canada:

The Jane Goodall Institute of Canada is part of a global community conservation organization that advances the vision and work of Dr. Jane Goodall. In 1900, an estimated 1 to 2 million chimpanzees lived in the wild. Today, there are less than 350,000. We’re on a mission to save chimpanzees from extinction. Together, we can turn these numbers around. Our mission is to understand and protect chimpanzees, other apes and their habitats, and to work towards creating an informed and compassionate multitude who will help to create a better world for people, other animals and our shared environment.

For more information on the JG Institute or to volunteer or donate visit: https://janegoodall.ca/

Dress For Success Orillia & Barrie:

The mission of Dress for Success is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and life.

For more information on Dress for Success or to donate visit: https://orilliaandbarrie.dressforsuccess.org/

Canadian Cancer Society:

In trusted partnership with donors and volunteers, we continuously improve impact through cancer research, advocacy and support services.

For more information or to donate visit: https://www.cancer.ca/en/about-us/our-mission/?region=on

Rotary Bra's for a Cause:

The Rotary Club of Orillia raises money for local families who are dealing with a cancer diagnosis and treatment, funds raised are given out to those in need.