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Since 2006 Children’s Art Village (CAV) has been bringing art to children around the world. They are a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization registered in the State of California
, and had its birth in Vietnam and since then CAV has branched out and currently has sustainable art and music programs at the Village of Hope Orphanage in Ghana and the Sevalaya Orphanage in India. CAV currently serves over 2,000 children with their full-time programming.

They were recently contacted by Amy Carst, President of The Groove Tea Project. She had found Children’s Art Village (CAV)
and was impressed with their work with children in third world countries. Amy said that she thought CAV was perfectly in tune with what The Groove Tea Project was striving to achieve. They launch their tea product on June 1st and are selecting 5 music and arts charities (in the US and abroad) to be recipients of the donation – 10% of profits on all sales will go to these charities. The Groove Tea Project is hot tea, specially created to taste good to children (and it’s all natural and very healthy). Original artwork adorns each tea tin
, and each flavor of tea is named after a song, specifically the song that inspired that particular flavor. The company providing their tea and packaging services is Vermont Artisan Coffee and Tea. Their site is
They are a fair trade company based in Vermont. Since CAV has a project in India (nation of tea drinkers) serving 1,500 children through our art & music program – this seems to be a great philanthropic match for The Groove Tea Project.

Jamie Ratliff, the Private Events Coordinator at The Town Tavern in Adams Morgan
, has also contacted CAV. She ran across the Children’s Art Village website and wanted to get involved with what Children’s Art Village was doing internationally. They reserve their Friday night Happy Hour segment specifically for local charities (we call it Philanthropy Fridays) or causes. They usually charge a $5 cover from 6-11PM that they give in its entirety to a charity or cause of choice. This $5 cover enables patrons to receive $2 Domestic Bottles and $2 Mixed Rails from 6-9PM and then $3 Domestic Bottles and $3 Mixed Rails from 9-11PM. They also allot the organization their own private space (free of charge) so that they may customize their event in whatever fashion they see fit.

Children’s Art Village is a non-profit organization to watch as they continued expanding and teaching children in all parts of the world. Visit their website:

Backpacking boots or any of the traditional hiking boots may have their place. That place just isn't on my feet. If you don't have specific problems with your ankles, there isn't snow on the ground, and you don't carry more than thirty pounds on your back, try running shoes. You'll be so happy that you did.

Backpacking or hiking boots are heavy
, hot, stinky, and stay wet forever. Decent running shoes can be as light as one pound per pair, while most hiking boots top three pounds. Army research showed that a pound on your feet is like five on your back (some say six)
, so three-pound boots naturally leave you more tired at the end of the day.

Backpacking Boots And Ankle Support

Some backpackers argue for the necessity of ankle support, but throughout history people managed without stiff ankle-supporting boots. Even if you are carrying thirty pounds on your back, consider the fact that there are people walking around that weigh 60 pounds more than you, and without problems. It is an issue of weak ankles
, not a lack of support. To solve this problem, try walking a little each week on uneven ground (not in the mall).

While some may really need hiking boots, why not be sure your ankle problems are not just due to a lack of exercise before you settle for backpacking in heavy boots. It is true you may need hiking boots if you carry more than thirty pounds when you backpack. The solution to that is to cut the weight down.

Why Running Shoes?

Your feet will stay cooler in a good running shoes than in hiking boots, and this means fewer blisters. Once I switched to running shoes and lightweight socks years ago
, I stopped getting blisters, and I don't mean fewer blisters. I mean no blisters. I haven't had one blister since I switched, not even after a 110-mile 7-day trek in the Rockies, for example.

For socks
, I have used nothing but thin nylon dress socks for years. They are cheap, and they weigh less than an ounce per pair. That makes it easy to carry enough fresh socks. They also can be easily rinsed out and dried quickly. My feet won't tolerate hotter socks now, although I do bring a warmer pair for sleeping or for cold weather.

Unless you have size 13 feet, you should be able to find good running or hiking shoes that are under two pounds per pair. Carry a kitchen scale to the shoe store if you have to. Unfortunately
, catalogs sometimes don't show weights, so you'll have to guess which hiking shoes are lighter based on the description and photo.

The higher quality shoes have soles stitched to the uppers. Look under the insoles to check this. A removable insole is another sign of quality shoes. Usually you can find a good pair of running shoes under 28 ounces and under $80, or half of that on closeouts.

Until you try it, you won't know how liberating it is to ditch the heavy pack and heavy boots and hit the trail in running shoes. Go more miles more comfortably. Run up a hill just to see what's there. I haven't yet met a person who has tried backpacking in hiking shoes or running shoes - and then returned to backpacking boots.

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