E-Newsletter October 2010
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E-Newsletter October 2010
Being in the travel business, we have so many unique ways to give back—and this month, Travel + Leisure magazine recognized our efforts by honoring Overseas Adventure Travel with a 2010 Global Vision Award in the "Philanthropic Travel" category. The award specifically cited the work of Grand Circle Foundation—including our work with schools and villages, our travelers' response to relief efforts, and our associates' commitment to community service. Read on for more about the award—and the reasons why we won it. Thank you for helping to make it possible.
Traveling for Change
Invest in a Village

Featured Project Update

New Classrooms for the Ziga School, Zimbabwe
We're about to hit our first goal to rebuild four condemned classrooms at the Ziga School! With one classroom nearly funded, there are still two more two go … and we need your help before we can officially begin demolition and reconstruction.
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More Updates:

Recognizing Gutsy Leaders 

Catherine D'Amato
President & CEO, Greater Boston Food Bank
Growing up as the daughter of restaurant owners in California, Catherine D'Amato watched her parents feed anyone who was hungry, even if they couldn't pay. It's a lesson she never forgot—and one she now shares with more than 600 relief organizations.
Learn more >>

Martha & Bill Dowd
OAT Travelers and Goodwill "Ambassadors" to Costa Rica
It's one thing to imagine living in the places you travel; it's quite another to actually pack up and move there. But Bill and Martha Dowd did just that—and found a new home and family among the Foundation-supported community of San Francisco de Peñas Blancas.
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Join Us
We want to hear from you! Become our fan on Facebook and share your experience with Grand Circle Foundation. This month, we're asking:

Do you increase your charitable giving around the holidays? What causes are close to your heart?
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 

 2010 Global Vision Award

OAT and the Foundation were recognized by Travel + Leisure in the "Philanthropic Travel" category. More>>

Travel Partners Give Back
The Foundation salutes seven long-term vendors who generously donated more than $75,000 in cash or in-kind donations. More >>

Bringing the Internet to Rural Tanzania

 First they helped build it, and now they've helped wire it. Travelers bring big news to Banjika Secondary. More >> 

Boston Community Service

The Food Project Harvest

Grand Circle associates joined the Food Project in harvesting nearly 23,000 servings of fresh produce for the needy. More >>

Worldwide Community Service 

A Big-Hearted Breakfast in Australia

Our South Pacific team served two breakfasts for the people who live on the streets of Sydney's Kings Cross district. More >>