- Adventure: Havana, Cuba
- Organization: Cuba Libro (note: while technically not a nonprofit, this great little bookstore has a vision of strengthening the local community through its proceeds)
- Why I donated: I just returned from a week-long adventure in Cuba. While I was there, I happened to walk into Cuba Libro—a great little bookstore that welcomes everyone, especially young people, encouraging them to remain in Cuba and reach for their dreams. Cuba Libro guides the teens through health and social challenges and teaching responsibility by hiring for community projects, such as planting trees, cleaning the streets, restoring a playgrounds. It’s a great organization and I’m happy to support them.
- Amount Donated: $20
- Small Change Traveler: Jean
Cuba Libro is the island’s first English-language library/bookstore and café. A friend presented current owner, Conner Gorry, an American woman living in Cuba, with a bag of books…what to do? She opened a small library in the home that she rents and welcomed people to her friendly caring oasis. The nonprofit operates on ethically and socially responsible principles with a vision of strengthening the local community and reinforcing the cultural inroads made in the last 50 years.