Category: Europe

Our partner in Poland receives an award from the UN thanks to GCF support

Ladies and Gentlemen, It is with great pleasure that we would like to inform you that Lena Grochowska Foundation’s efforts to aid refugees from Ukraine have been recognized by the international community and received the highly prestigious United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees’ (UNHCR) Nansen Refugee Award. Each year, the UNHCR recognizes individuals, groups and… Read more »

Continuing our support for Ukraine & Turkey

“History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.” ~Maya Angelou Dear traveler, Last month the world marked the one year anniversary of the unjust invasion by Russia into Ukraine. At its onset, few of us could imagine that it would last so long given the… Read more »

Together, we are making an impact in Turkey and Syria

“En geveze kuş ümittir. Kalbimizde hiç susmaz.” (The most talkative bird is hope. It never stops in our hearts.) ~ Turkish proverb Donate Now to Support Earthquake Survivors This week, I have been reminded of how amazing our regional associates and trip experience leaders are. The Grand Circle family is so blessed to have so… Read more »

Support for Turkey’s earthquake victims

“Mankind is a single body and each nation a part of that body. We must never say “What does it matter to me if some part of the world is ailing?” If there is such an illness, we must concern ourselves with it as though we were having that illness.” ~ Mustafa Kemal Ataturk   … Read more »

Supporting students & schools in East Africa

Rhotia Primary School

“It is not beyond our power to create a world in which all children have access to a good education. Those who do not believe this have small imaginations.” ~ Nelson Mandela Please support students and schools in East Africa by donating here.   Sandra Vaughan, Grand Circle Foundation Project Manager in East Africa, shares… Read more »

Providing housing & necessities for 2,500 refugees in Poland

“The Good Fight is the one that we fight in the name of our dreams.” ~ Paul Coelho Local governments in Poland have stopped providing support to non-profit organizations. Instead, they have opened large warehouse-style refugee centers to house the refugees. Please help us continue to provide dignified housing, food and education for Ukrainian refugees by… Read more »

An update on supporting Ukrainians

Kadir Tasdelen shares news of a new partner and a change in support for another. “Commitment is what transforms a promise into reality.” ~ Abraham Lincoln An update from Strefan Mototolea on support for refugees in Romania. Thank you for your generous support of the work we are doing to support refugees in and displaced… Read more »

An update on supporting Ukrainians

“You’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” ~ Christopher Robin to Winnie the Pooh Thank you for your generous support of the work we are doing to support refugees in and displaced people in Poland, Romania and Ukraine. You can help us continue to provide direct support to… Read more »

An update on support for Ukrainian refugees – Father’s Day

Kadir Tasdelen provides an update on refugee relief efforts in Poland. “No one would be foolish enough to choose war over peace. In peace, sons bury their fathers. But in war, fathers bury their sons.” ~ Croesus, last King of Lydia, 546bc You can help us provide direct support to Ukrainian refugees by donating here…. Read more »

An update on supporting Ukrainians

“Refugees didn’t just escape a place. They had to escape a thousand memories until they’d put enough time and distance between them and their misery to wake to a better day.” ~ Nadia Hashimi, Novelist You can help us provide direct support to Ukrainian refugees by donating here. Dear friend, As summer begins and the… Read more »