What They Are Saying…


It’s cliche but for so many, going on a RetailROI is a life changing experience. Check out what some people have to say about their experience on a trip. If you want to learn more information about an upcoming trip, please click here.

Looks Can Be Deceiving

Jeffreys Bay, South Africa, has been in the news a lot over the last few days because of a recent shark attack there during a surfing competition. This beautiful town on the Eastern Cape holds many dangers, but believe it or not, sharks are not the most pressing problem.

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Why Haven’t You Gone on a Trip Yet?

I’ve gone to SuperSaturday several times. I’ve heard the stories told by people who have been on a trip. How life changing these trips are. Over time, I became friends with Andy Lehman (Vice President of LifeSong for Orphans, an ROI partner). One day over breakfast, Andy asked me, “So, why haven’t you gone on a trip, yet?” And, you know, I didn’t have a reason.

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Third Time’s A Charm

My 17-year-old daughter, Sydnee, and I just returned from our third trip with the Retail Orphan Initiative to Plan Escalon, a school for orphans and at-risk students in Honduras. It’s hard to believe that each trip seems to be just a little better than the one prior to it.

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Hesitation Leads to Gratification

I have been encouraged for years to join a RetailROI trip, but never found the time. In the spirit of full disclosure, the idea of traipsing thru the jungle wasn’t that appealing to me, and it was pretty easy to not find the time.

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Out Of My Comfort Zone – But That’s OK

Super Saturday exchanges and presentations about past trips made me realize how valuable the trip has been to others and might be to me. Relationships in ROI sealed the deal and made this a must do! An experience I will never forget and has altered my “comfort” zone of apathy.

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Way Beyond Expectations

I took two of my kids to Plan Escalon in Honduras so that they might experience how less fortunate children live day-by-day. My hope was that they would better appreciate their own situation and think about ways to help those in need. We teach this lesson all the time, but the experience can be so much more powerful.

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They Have Nothing, But More Than Most Of Us

Greg Buzek, a friend, asked me if I wanted to go to Liberia to consult on the future and current construction projects, meet all the players involved and also meet the incredible kids. After little hesitation, I was in. I mean, who doesn’t want to go to Liberia?!!!

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