E-Newsletter May 2010
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E-Newsletter May 2010


We're always excited to get a new project off the ground—and this month was no exception when we launched our newest Invest in a Village project in Thailand. We'll be matching all donations 100% through June 17, so we hope you'll be inspired as you read on.

There's plenty more to inspire you, too—like Grand Circle's "real-life Santa Claus," a teen helping her peers halfway around the world, and a photo contest to showcase our travelers' Foundation memories. We hope you'll share yours with us.

Traveling for Change
Invest in a Village

New Village Project

Don Chum Village

Agricultural Cooperative at Dom Chum Village, Thailand
How can your contribution help bring sustainability and independence to a community in need?
Invest now, and we'll match your contribution 100% through June 17, 2010. Learn more >>


Project Updates:

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.

Chris Penn
9-year Grand Circle Associate

They're like "miniature Extreme Home Makeovers" with a maximum amount of heart. Learn how this "real-life Santa Claus" helps families go from homeless shelters to real homes of their own.
Learn more >>
Watch video >>


Angeles ArrienAngeles Arrien
Cultural Anthropologist & Honorary Foundation Director

What do cultural diversity and ecological diversity have in common? Plenty, if you ask Angeles Arrien—including the risk of extinction. Find out how her "perennial wisdoms" tie us to the earth itself.

Learn more >>

Kristina Tester
Philanthropist & Future Harvard Freshman

She's not exactly OAT's typical demographic—but then, she's far from a typical teen. Find out how a trip to Africa with her grandmother changed Kristina's life, and how she's inspiring kids to help their peers across the world.

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 all-time favorite inspirational quotation? Tell Us! >>

We're looking forward to hearing from you!

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

Announcing the Grand Circle Foundation Photo Contest

Harriet in Ghana
Winning entries will be featured in a Grand Circle or OAT 2011 wall calendar. Enter today!
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Rebuilding in Peru

Pervian family
An update on our community service project to help rebuild homes destroyed in the Sacred Valley mudslides. More >>

Boston Community Service

Rebuilding Together Boston

View a photo gallery featuring Grand Circle's biggest annual community service event, which took place last month in Dorchester, MA.
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Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly Mother's Day LuncheonChristina Tester
This Mother's Day, Grand Circle associates spent time with 25 special ladies who have no families of their own. More >>

Associates Giving Back

Inspiring "Smiling Faces"Quito Community Service
A daycare center in Ecuador gets a major facelift, thanks to the generosity of Grand Circle's team in Quito.
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