Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Passport 72: Warming your home. Embracing the world.

Seven years ago, Beth Peterson was on a mission trip in Sri Lanka. She was touched by the needs of this community as well as their willingness to give even though they had so little. When Beth returned, she spent a lot of time talking to local leaders about what she saw and what she could do to help.  She developed her business plan and began seeking out partnerships.  From this dream and numerous meetings, Passport 72 was formed.

Passport 72 is an emerging organization dedicated to generating financial and support resources for local charities through the sale of unique home furnishings and accessories.  Products are from impoverished and developing markets around the world, creating a life-cycle of giving that benefits multiple groups of people.  Hand-picked from lesser known and economically challenged regions, her products will be a collection of items from artisans around the globe. This not only benefits communities overseas, but a portion of the proceeds will also supporting local charities.

They are currently in the process of applying for 501(c)3 status as well as planning their first fundraising event on October 29th. To stay up to date on their activities, please visit their website.


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