Gesundheit, through our world-work, seeks to restore people, communities, systems, and planet to wholeness and health through laughter and loving care. Our activism promotes and models humane values of generosity, justice, and compassion.
We began traveling and clowning around the world in 1985 and has grown every year since. In 2006 we began the Gesundheit Global Outreach programming to help us organize all the individual trips taken throughout the year.
Gesundheit Global Outreach Clowns (GO!CLOWNS) offers opportunities for volunteer social and medical activism around the world! Our missions have brought thousands of international volunteers to many of the world’s most distressed regions. GO!CLOWNS is a leader in developing the therapeutic role of the clown in healthcare settings and distressed communities worldwide .
GO!CLOWNS cultivates therapeutic alliances while combining healthcare with clowning, collaborative play, music, and art. We build clinics, provide humanitarian and medical care, and engage communities in collaborative community development projects.