Latest Blog Posts

  • 2013 Porter Gear Giveaway

    With every site visit to Tanzania, the To Return team collects and donates new and gently used outdoor clothing to porters on Mt. Kilimanjaro. In 2013, we donated over 500 pounds of clothing to a group of 30+ porters.  A big thank you to the Aspen Skiing Company, in particular the Aspen Highlands and Snowmass [...]

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  • To Return on Safari

    In early January 2013, students who receive scholarships from To Return joined together for a two day safari. We visited Lake Manyara and the Ngorongoro Crater. For many, it was a first time safari and first overnight spent in a tent.

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  • Bags are Packed and We’re Ready to Go

    To Return is preparing for a visit to Moshi, Tanzania during the holidays.  We will spend time with the students, visit their families and tour the schools as part of our commitment to strict oversight of the scholarships.   We are also bringing 500 lbs of new and gently used warm clothing and equipment as part [...]

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Our Impact

Since our origination in 2008, To Return has awarded thirteen long term scholarships to children, four scholarships to porters to attend university and two guides to study wilderness medicine. In addition, our porter support program has donated more than 1,000 lbs of mountain clothing to porters on Mt. Kilimanjaro.