ENewsletter June 2012
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ENewsletter June 2012

To us, it's hard to think of anything more heart-wrenching than a child who has lost his or her family, especially when finances are lacking for even basic human needs. That's why it has meant so much to us to support Vietnam's Minh Tu Orphanage over the years and in our most recent project, which you can read about in this issue. Across the world in Africa, associate Sandra Vaughan and Trip Leader Samantha Johnson have both been busy helping generous travelers give back to local schools. Meanwhile, an extraordinary traveler shares his unique perspective on our People-to-People Program to Cuba…

Traveling for Change
Foundation News

Rainy Day Funding
New stainless-steel furniture helps orphans at Vietnam's Minh Tu Orphanage stay dry during the rainy season.
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Seeing Cuba Through Different Eyes
A visit to a school for the blind in Havana has special meaning for one traveler on the Foundation's Cuba: A Bridge Between Cultures People-to-People Program.
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Recognizing Gutsy Leaders

We believe that true leadership can come from anywhere—from boardrooms to classrooms, from City Hall to city streets. It takes guts to change the world … and our leaders are helping to do so, each in their own unique way.

Sandra Vaughan
East Africa Operations Coordinator, Grand Circle Corporation
From providing bicycles to Maasai children to building chicken coops at a Tanzanian school, Grand Circle associate Sandra Vaughan has helped to change people's lives through travel in many ways. But her journey to a fulfilling career had some detours she didn't expect.
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Boston Service

Putting the Fun in Fundraising

Boston associates join the fight against HIV/AIDS—one burrito at a time.
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Worldwide Service

Oxygen Cocktail, Anyone?

Special technology provides nutritional beverages for orphans in Mongolia.
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Generous Traveler

Raising the Roof

When a roof collapses at a Zimbabwean primary school, first-time OAT travelers Mike and Gretchen Zeller rise to the occasion.
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