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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

For It Is In Giving That We Receive

“For it is in giving that we receive.”
― St. Francis of Assisi

This July, Jazmyne, Lyanna, Soleil, Shannon, Viviana and Daizia - winners of The Passport Party Project's Passport to Belize contest - will not just spend time soaking up all of the culture and fun activities that Belize has to offer, but they will also spend a day volunteering at Liberty Children's Home, an orphanage that cares for abused, neglected and abandoned children in Ladyville, Belize, as these newly minted international travelers embark on their path to global citizenship. 

Each girl has been tasked with fundraising $100 each so that they can present a heartfelt donation to this wonderful orphanage. The idea, of course, is to encourage giving back to the local community in some way whenever they travel; whether it be by dining at a local restaurant, volunteering their time, or perhaps simply packing for a purpose.

Where You Come In

Yesterday, I spoke with Agatha Valentine, Director at Liberty Children's Home, and asked her for her Wish List for the orphanage.  Since The Passport Party Project girls will be fundraising, I thought it would be nice to pack some much needed supplies to add to the girls' donations.  

Photo credit: Liberty Foundation

I will be packing an extra suitcase (from Passport Party Project luggage sponsor The eBags Brand, of course) just for supplies from Ms. Valentine's Wish List.  If you would care to contribute to my shopping excursion, please send your donation via PayPal to ($5 or $10 will do just fine) and I will purchase the supplies in your name on behalf of The Passport Party Project.  I will also keep a running tally here in the Comments section of this post so you can see where your money is going. No pressure. Just trying to do what we can.

I hope you follow us on our journey next month.  It's going to be one exciting and life-changing trip!  (For me, too.)


If you prefer not to use PayPal, please send your donation (no later than July 15) to: 

Passport Party Project
386 17th Street
Oakland CA 94612

No checks please. Money orders or cashier's checks only.