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Sweet Lesbian Travel Takes Community Service on the Road

Sweet Lesbian Travel Takes Community Service on the Road

The volunteer projects offered by Sweet on the lesbian cruise in the Caribbean last year were so popular that Sweet CEO Shannon Wentworth has decided to share the fun with communities across the United States with new project Live Sweet.

The volunteer projects offered on the Sweet Caribbean cruise last year were so popular that Sweet has decided to share the fun with communities across the United States.

Starting in mid-April the "Live Sweet Voluntour" will hit the road and round up its "Sweeties" to do fun-filled, community service and fundraising projects all over the US.
 
"The model is simple: Have fun, do good," Shannon Wentworth, Sweet founding partner and CEO, said. "The volunteers on our cruise had such an amazing time doing our community service projects, we thought, why not do that in our own backyards?"
 
Sweet kicks off its tour in Orlando, Florida, April 16-18. Saturday, volunteers will do a community service project and on Sunday they will participate in a community fun run/walk to support Haiti relief efforts and clean water projects all over the world. The 6-kilometer course represents the average distance women and children around the world walk each day to secure water.
 
"The Live Sweet Voluntour 2010 aims to start as many ripples in as many cities in the United States as we can reach this year," Wentworth said. "We're traveling to different cities to lead community service projects, gather Sweeties for fun and fundraising fitness events and host parties to celebrate our lives. We're also spreading lesbian visibility in the United States, where it seems like every day people are voting on whether we deserve equal rights. The more we connect with people in our own backyard, the less likely they will be to vote against us."
 
Sweet launched Live-Sweet.com to support the Live Sweet Voluntour and connect women who want to participate in their areas. The tour hits Orlando, Fla., April 16-18, 2010; New York City and Newark, New Jersey, April 23-25, 2010; and Denver, Colo., April 30-May 2, 2010. The Live Sweet site also features a form to suggest projects or events for Live Sweet tour, which is expected to run from mid-April to mid-October.

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