Remembering Olga Corrias Murro Hancock

December 2020 - Untours Foundation

Remembering Olga Corrias Murro Hancock

Remembering Olga Corrias Murro Hancock, 1977 – 2020 It is with tremendous sadness that I share news of my dear friend and colleague Olga’s passing. She died in mid-November, two years after being diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. She faced the challenges of cancer and its treatments with strength, resilience, frustration, fury, and an ever-present

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Creating a New Normal for Business, With Your Help

Before Kreyol Essence won on Shark Tank, they were winners of the foundation’s UnDreamed Of Award   Dear Untours family,  Guess what? We’re still here! Brian Taussig-Lux and the Untours team are keeping the home fires burning planning for Untours’ future while I, along with our Board, have been working with our entrepreneurs helping them

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Chester Artists Respond to George Floyd’s Death

Let’s build something impossible together. – Devon Walls In the aftermath of the brutal killing of George Floyd, the public outcries for racial justice have swept the nation and the globe. In Chester, a group of local artists, led by Devon Walls, moved quickly to turn a proactively boarded up storefront into a vivid rallying

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Help Us Support Our Small Businesses

To Our Untours Foundation Family, For the past several weeks the Coronavirus has caused disruption in our communities, our businesses, the economy, and our lives. These are certainly unprecedented times! Our thoughts are with all of you, as well as those who are sick from the virus, the brave healthcare workers who are on the

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Equal Exchange

Equal Exchange is one of the largest and best known worker-owned cooperatives in the country. One of the pioneers of the Fair Trade movement, they have focused on the promotion and distribution of Fair Trade foodstuffs for over 30 years and have helped introduce the concept of Fair Trade to mainstream retail outlets and consumers. 

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Kreyol Essence

Kreyol Essence is a natural hair and skin care line made with organic oils grown in Haiti. The company was recently featured on ABC’s Shark Tank. (Watch it here.) Our Investment Committee discovered Kreyol Essence earlier, while looking for a stellar green company for the foundation’s UnDreamed of Award. Kreyol Essence was awarded the UnDreamed Of

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Yellow Leaf Hammocks

“Do good. Relax.” This brilliant motto captures the dual mission of Yellow Leaf Hammocks, which creates sustainable and independent employment for neglected and oppressed rural tribes of Thailand. These “People of the Yellow Leaves,” the Mlabri, create beautiful handcrafted hammocks which are sold on the international market for the benefit of these hardworking, family-oriented communities

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AlwaysOn (ROAR for Good)

AlwaysOn is a hotel safety platform that is designed to keep housekeeping staff safe in their daily work. Developed with the input of hotel staff, the system employs a high-level tracking device that allows housekeepers to summon help simply and quietly. Its dead-zone protection and room-level tracking capability help hotels to keep their most vulnerable

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Divine Chocolate

Divine Chocolate started in the early 90s, when cocoa farmers set up one of the first farmer-owned chocolate companies with districution in the UK. Pioneers of the Fair Trade chocolate movement, Divine gives 45% of the company’s ownership to the cocoa farmers themselves. This is a model to be replicated. Their business model leverages farmers’

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The GREEN Program

The GREEN Program offers short-term, experiential educational trips that allow university students to learn about some of our world’s most interesting and pressing issues first hand. This Philadelphia-based organization offers college students the chance to travel to destinations like Iceland, Peru, Japan, and Nepal for 10-day in-depth educational trips and receive college credit. Travelers learn

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