Walking 19 miles for #WorldKindnessDay

Hey everyone, It's been awhile. How are you? After walking about a thousands miles this past summer of the Oregon and western USA coast, I moved down to Los Angeles where I've been working on some big ideas that I believe will have a powerful impact in the lives of others. I have more pilgrimages … Continue reading Walking 19 miles for #WorldKindnessDay


Let’s start a nonprofit together

BENNETT RAINES ANNOUNCES THE CREATION OF A NEW GLOBAL NEWS AND PHILANTHROPIC NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION: HUMANITARIAN EXPLORER Humanitarian Explorer aims to improve the quality of life for those in greatest need of life’s necessities OCTOBER 8, 2016, LOS ANGELES: Bennett Raines is pleased to announce his new organization, Humanitarian Explorer, has initiated Stage 1 of fundraising. … Continue reading Let’s start a nonprofit together

Here we go…400 mile #WalkForFreedom!

On Sunday, June 5, 2016, I will go to Astoria, Oregon to begin a walk of the 400-mile coastline stretching down to the border of northern California. The purpose of this walk is to raise awareness and funds for causes and humanitarian projects that work to set people free from poverty around the world. Here … Continue reading Here we go…400 mile #WalkForFreedom!

Let’s walk together to end poverty

I have spent most of my adult life looking for a solution that would end poverty in our world. After graduating high school in 2005 I became gripped by a desire to understand why we live in a world where some of us have far more than we could ever need, while nearly 1 billion … Continue reading Let’s walk together to end poverty

Connect Your Cause

We live in a world that possesses some of the most extraordinary tools for connecting. Through the internet, I have been able to connect with thousands of people through blogging, emails, twitter, facebook and so on. Indeed, one of the most enjoyable things about life, to me, are those times of meeting new people, hearing new … Continue reading Connect Your Cause

What do you value most?

In his TedTalk titled “The way we think about charity is dead wrong,” Dan Pallotta made a statement which inspired me to deeply question something about us humans. His talk was about the issue of how society views charitable and philanthropic work, in relation to how the normal business world works. He said, “You know, you … Continue reading What do you value most?

What You Can Do To Give Clean Water for South Sudan

Millions of women and children in South Sudan walk up to 8 hours each day to collect water. The water they collect is often contaminated which causes sickness and death. I believe this doesn't need to be the case. The solution is in front of our eyes and it simple: restore water wells. There are … Continue reading What You Can Do To Give Clean Water for South Sudan

Slideshow from Walking 100 Miles from Seattle to Canada for Clean Water in South Sudan

Sit back, relax, and watch this slideshow from this last week's 100 mile walk from Seattle to Canada for clean water in South Sudan.

Announcing the Creation of Earth Pilgrim

Yesterday I completed walking 100 miles from Seattle to Canada to raise awareness and funds for restoring water wells in South Sudan. As I walked 15 - 30 miles each day, there was a great deal of time I had to consider this transition of life's path I feel is occurring for what I wish … Continue reading Announcing the Creation of Earth Pilgrim