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

Update from Bandon, Oregon!

Greetings from Bandon, Oregon! It has now been 42 days since I began walking south beside the Pacific Ocean and I have covered a distance of 254 miles! A few of the towns I have walked through are Seaside, Cannon Beach, Manzanita, Garibaldi, Tillamook, Lincoln City, Newport, Waldport, Yachats, Florence, Coos Bay and I am now … Continue reading Update from Bandon, Oregon!

The Monsters of Our Faults

It’s been 24 hours since I left Seattle for the grandest adventures of the unknown road, free of expectation and abandoned to limitless possibilities and already I have met an incalculable number of people who have impacted me deeply. Predominantly I see in the face of many a deep longing to be understood, listened to … Continue reading The Monsters of Our Faults

First night back on the Oregon coast

Arrived back in the Oregon coast last night and found some amazing new friends around the campfire. It's amazing how much trust and freedom is unearthed when we have no fear of what others may think. Greatly looking forward to what may happen tonight and tomorrow as I continue walking south beside the mighty Pacific.

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

The Many Forms of Poverty

When we think of poverty the first thing that may come to mind is money. We use money-based statistics like the fact that over 3 billion people - almost half of the world population - live on less than $2.50 and the widening gap between rich and poor to express how prevalent and devastating monetary poverty. … Continue reading The Many Forms of Poverty

All Children Deserve Love, Care and a Family

I live in Seattle, Washington. There are 1600 children in Washington State who are waiting for a family to find them and provide with the love, care and home they deserve. Across the United States there are an estimated 400,000 children in need of a family. Last Autumn, I was honored to attend the Wait … Continue reading All Children Deserve Love, Care and a Family

How Keratoconus Has Helped Me See

I was diagnosed with keratoconus, an eye-disease that mis-shapens the cornea within the eye, in 2003 when I attempted to get my driver's license. Being home-schooled, I was never really in a "chalkboard" environment and didn't realize there was something off about the way my eyes worked. I went to the DMV and during the … Continue reading How Keratoconus Has Helped Me See