E-Newsletter March 2011
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E-Newsletter March 2011
Our travelers, associates, and community partners are quick to show support for people in need—and, as you know, the need in Japan is tremendous right now. On March 21, we sent an email appeal to raise funds for ASHINAGA, a Japanese nonprofit dedicated to supporting orphaned children. The response was overwhelming: in just one week, we raised $166,516 (including a matching Foundation gift) to help children orphaned by the earthquake and tsunami. We can't thank you enough—for this, and everything else you do to help change people's lives.
Traveling for Change
Invest in a Village 

Featured Project Update:

Laying Foundations at Ziga School
In Zimbabwe, we're getting closer to rebuilding condemned classrooms for the students of Ziga. With demolition of the first condemned block complete, construction is about to begin. Plus, a very special gift from a traveler.
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Recognizing Gutsy Leaders

Dr. Linnea J. Smith, M.D.
Founder & Medical Director, Yanamono Medical Clinic
Board Member, The Amazon Medical Project, Inc.™
Why would a doctor with an established practice in Wisconsin give it all up for a rustic clinic in a remote Amazon jungle? It all started with houseplants ….
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Bob Giannino-Racine
Chief Executive Officer, ACCESS
Bob Giannino-Racine's first full-time job, as a field sales and marketing representative for Procter & Gamble, simply wasn't satisfying his soul. So he decided to help kids do something he himself was the first in his family to do: get to—and through—college.
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Join Us

We want to hear from you! "Like" us on Facebook and share your experience with Grand Circle Foundation. This month, we're asking:

Did you donate to earthquake/tsunami relief in Japan? What was your charity of choice?

We're looking forward to hearing from you!

We 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.

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Foundation News 

Help for Japan

How our $166,516 gift will help brighten the future for children orphaned by the earthquake and tsunami. More >>

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Generous Travelers

A Dream Come True in Tanzania

How a Seattle restaurant helped build a kitchen in Africa, thanks to a group of OAT travelers. More >>

Community Service

MGH Blood Drive

79 Grand Circle associates rolled up their sleeves for Massachusetts General Hospital. More >>

Caring for the Elderly in China

Our team in Shanghai brightens the lives of local nursing home residents.
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