The costs for Give Back Beyond are fully absorbed by the trip participants and their fundraising and sponsorship efforts.
Trip costs include transportation, hotel, and most meals. Additional fees for R&R may be applicable for the New Orleans Trip.
Sample (not guaranteed) costs are below:
New Orleans: $600; includes Bus Transportation (to, from, around New Orleans), 5 beautiful T-Shirts, hotel, breakfast/lunch combo boxes, water bottle, snacks & refreshments for bus rides, departure meal, welcome dinner (Sunday night), and farewell breakfast (Saturday in NOLA). This also includes cost to sponsor a Paint the Town house(s) as a team bulding exercise before departing for NOLA and as a way to serve our own Cincinnati Community. Additional costs: R&R events, dinners, money for
International Trips: Expenses vary by duration and distance (airfare) but generally include all transportation, hotel, meals, a donation to the local habitat affiliate ($650/person), and R&R moneys.
Sample costs are: Guatemala – $1,900; Romania – $2,200; Ghana (2 weeks) – $3500; Vietnam (2 weeks) – $3000.
Teams will also participate in sponsoring and staffing a Paint the Town house for team building and a local service opportuntiy. Additional costs include: spending money, immunizations (~$200), and passport (if not already owned).
For both trips, the teams will host a major fundraising event and are encouraged to participate in other fundraising efforts as well as reach out to family/friends/others to contribute to the trip or the general fund. We work to make these trips accessible to all interested volunteers and will contiue to seek sponsorships to make that a reality.
All participants agree that this is a great price for a life-changing experience.