Charitable Acts: “The Passport Party Project”

Tracey Friley One Brown Girl OBG Adventure


Tracey Friley is a Multicultural Familia contributor and the brain behind the Passport Party Project, a unique initiative aimed at making sure every girl will have the chance to receive their first passport.


From the Passport Party Project website;

Only 30% of Americans have a passport.  Crazy, isn’t it?

Frustrated by this statistic, Tracey Friley, Executive Director of OBG Adventure Camps and principal blogger at®, created the Passport Party Project, a travel-themed day time event that serves girls by providing each girl with her very first passport, a vital travel tool that helps give girls a world view.


10 girls x 10 Passport Parties = 100 new world views

The goal of Tracey’s project is to get passports into the hands of girls between the ages of 11-16.  Tracey hopes to gift 100 girls their passports in the first 18 months of the project.  Funds are raised through parties in different locales across the nation as well as through gifted donations.  The next party is scheduled for September 24th in Los Angeles, CA.

OBG Adventure Camps is hosting its next Passport Party in Los Angeles

Ten (10) girls in the Greater Los Angeles Area
will get their very first passports!

DATE:  Saturday, September 24, 2011
TIME:  Noon – 6pm
FEE:  Only $5
PLACE:  Greater Los Angeles Area TBA
THE PLAN:  Parents will drop off pre-approved
participants at a specified location to be announced.
We will enjoy a fun activity, have lunch, take passport photos and talk about travel.  The appropriate US Government passport application documents, a money order for the all fees, along with information about making an in-person appointment will be provided to parents upon pick-up.

View the full tour schedule here.


How you can help

Tracey is looking to travel bloggers and travel advocates for support!  Write a blog post and help spread the word, promote the project on your social networks, donate or sponsor a party!

Join the Passport Party Project on Facebook and Twitter!  Visit the blog to learn more!