E-Newsletter March 2010
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E-Newsletter March 2010

A Welcome From Alan & HarrietLewis family in Japan

You've done it again. This past month, we launched an email fundraising campaign—only the second one in Foundation history—to help rebuild homes destroyed in the Peruvian mudslides. The results were truly inspiring, as you'll read in our update below. To all who participated, thank you.

And thank you, too, to everyone whose good works are featured in this newsletter. From building classrooms to donating blood, you're helping to change people's lives with all that you do. We are eternally grateful for your support.

Traveling for Change
Invest in a Village

New Project

Women's Sewing Workshop at Bearat, Egypt

We're matching your donations 100% through April 25, 2010. Help 35 women gain employment, income, and a sense of pride. Invest in our first project goal of $2000 to purchase sewing and embroidery equipment.
Learn more >>
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Project Update


Microfarm at San Francisco de Penas Blancas, Costa Rica

We're on our way to reaching our first Phase 3 goal of $13,000, which will purchase a water supply system and well for the microfarm. Learn how your donation supports more than 180 students and an entire community.
Learn more >>
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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.

Susan RickertSusan Rickert
11-time OAT Traveler

A "love affair" with Tanzania and recurring dreams of the Amazon led to boundless generosity from Susan Rickert. Find out why she's known as "Mama Susan" in Karatu, Tanzania—and why Las Palmas, Peru, is beginning to feel the same way. Learn more >>


Chris PedersonChris Pedersen
12-Year Associate

In 2004, Chris Pedersen received the Foundation's first-ever Excellence in Community Service award—an impressive achievement at a company that encourages volunteerism from all its associates. Learn why he's been dubbed a "consummate role model." Learn more >>
                           Nominate a Gutsy Leader

Join Us

We want to hear from you! Become our fan on Facebook and share your experience with the Grand Circle Foundation. This month, we're asking:

What's your favorite song to sing to children at the schools you visit?

Tell us about your experience. We're looking forward to hearing from you! Tell Us! >>

CameraWe also want to see more of your experiences through your photographs of Grand Circle Foundation visits. Email us your .jpeg files, and you could be featured on our website or in our promotional materials. Send Your Photos! >>

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Foundation News 

Fundraising for Peru

Peruvian Family

Thanks to the generosity of our travelers, we've raised $17,384 to help rebuild two homes for families in Peru. There's still time to join the effort. More >>

Red Cross Update from Haiti


As we promised our 4,239 fellow donors, we're sharing our latest update from the American Red Cross regarding the relief efforts we're supporting in Haiti. More >>

Our Generous Travelers

One Global Action, Many Inspiring Consequences

Javier Barrientos

Before visiting Africa, Javier Barrientos had never considered himself an activist—but when he visited Tanzania with OAT for the first time in 2007, something changed. More >>

Associate Giving Back

Blood Drive: A Gift
From the Heart

Blood drive

More than 70 Grand Circle associates volunteered to roll up their sleeves for Massachusetts General Hospital. More >>

Above and Beyond in Vietnam


Our Vietnam team made a difference in their homeland by completing several outstanding community service events in 2009. More >>