Be careful what you wish for. It might just come true...
Many years ago, I wished that I could be of service somehow. I just didn't know exactly how that would manifest.
And then the stars aligned and I found myself on the receiving end of a large grant from Expedia that would allow me to give the gift of travel and global citizenship -- by way of passports and trips -- to America's underserved girls. By way of The Passport Party Project. Because underserved teen girls deserve to travel. They deserve to have their wishes come true too.
And then the stars lined up yet again and saw fit to acknowledge my service work with awards & accolades from the likes of the United States Bureau of Consular Affairs, National Geographic, American Express Passion Project, TravelChannel.com, Huffington Post, G Adventures , etc.
Always unexpected and always humbling, I value their ability to help me get the word out; so instead of being bashful, I share the accolades unabashedly in the hopes that someone else will find The Passport Party Project worthy of their travel gifts. As I'm sure you know, I simply cannot do this alone.
And here we are -- after two successful campaigns -- gearing up for Phase 3, and I'm not sure where the time went, but I'm sure there are some teen girls out there who got their first passports via The Passport Party Project whose thought patterns have been changed, even if just by an inch or so. Because as you know, inches become yards, and yards become miles, and so on and so on...
Simply put, your monetary gift helps foster travel dreams and helps create global citizens. Being a part of that growth is priceless. Take it from me.
Phase 3 is set on taking 15 girls to Toronto in June 2016 for an adventure like no other that includes a lifelong lesson in traveling with heart. We need $1,000 per girl. But we also need $5 a girl; $15 a girl; $55 a girl; $115, $555, etc. Bottom line? We need your help. To see our full Wish List, please click here .
Behold, the power of the passport. #powerofthepassport
Tracey Friley, MBA
Founder & the Pied Piper of Passports
The Passport Party Project
- Kim Dimson
- Gina Stewart
- Wendy Walters