Why Leave A Trace?
Our family is involved in Scouts, and one of the maxims taught in Scouts and many other organizations is to “Leave No Trace” when camping or hiking. The principle is simple: don’t leave trash, destroy nature, or do any other things that could not only disturb the beauty of nature, but also possibly negatively impact the environment. It’s a sound principle, and one we adhere to.
However, in life we should do just the opposite. It’s critical that we Leave A Trace through our actions and words so we leave the world a better place. That is what this foundation is all about. And that’s why our family started this foundation: to provide a means for projects around the world to be funded and staffed to help others who have needs.
We are primarily focused on providing access to clean water to as many places around the world as we can. It’s the largest global socio-economic crisis in the world today, and we want to help eradicate this problem in any way we can. To learn more about the world-wide need for safe drinking water, click here.
In the summer of 2016, our Director of Marketing and New Technologies, Matthew Lee, underwent training to learn how to hold vision screening clinics to improve vision for individuals who have little or no access to eye care or corrective lenses. Not long after, the Leave A Trace Foundation launched their own vision initiative, Clear Vision. To learn more about the global need for vision screenings and corrective lenses, click here.