Every now and then we have the opportunity to get to know a Project Left Behind supporter better. This month, we had the pleasure of interviewing Kelly Price Corbet (pictured here during her trip to Peru with PLB Voluntours in 2017). We hope you enjoy getting to know her as much as we did.
PLB: Thanks Kelly for chatting with us. Where do you call home?
KPC: Leucadia, CA
PLB: And how do you spend your time in this neighborhood of sunny San Diego?
KPC: Family, Work, Volunteering, Travel, Friends & Fun
PLB: Sounds like you have your priorities in order. How long have you been supporting Project Left Behind?
KPC: About 3 years now.
PLB: What is the one thing you would have to take with you on an island to survive?
KPC: For psychological survival it would have to be music – a dance party is always in order.
PLB: Who is one person who inspires you and why?
KPC: My Mother, she was a single Mom and Wow, now as a single Mom myself… I’m completely in awe.
PLB: Yes, you single Moms are superwomen. Why do you support PLB?
KPC: There is so much already happening domestically with philanthropy so it’s nice to make a difference with a more obscure non-profit on a global level.
PLB: Can you share with us your best travel story?
KPC: Ah yes, the mutton story: While backpacking through Europe with a friend, we randomly selected our next destination on a whim. Berlin or Dresden? We chose Dresden (because it sounded cute). We were super smart that way. Unbeknownst to us, Dresden was bombed all to hell in WW2. When we got off the train, it was late and pouring rain. The closest hotel was over $400 a night so we found a taxi who delivered us to more affordable accommodations – which quite possibly had been a former concentration camp. There was no food service and we were beyond starving so the front desk told us to walk 1.5 miles down the dirt road to the next restaurant. We did this with a flashlight in the pouring rain. Upon arrival, we discovered the restaurant was closed for a wedding reception. However, the bride/groom graciously invited us in for a meal. We thought we were so lucky until we were served and the entree was mutton. Not one to be a picky eater, I despise mutton. The crowd proudly watched with anticipation as we were served our plates. I had to resort to the old chew it, spit it in your napkin, relocate it to the pocket trick. After a delightful evening at a random wedding in rural Dresden, we headed home on foot, mutton still on board. Although I wasn’t a fan, the wild dogs chasing us back to our lodging certainly were and I ended up chucking it at them as we ran in the rain.
PLB: That is a GREAT story. Now, if you could choose to have dinner with anyone living or deceased, who would it be?
KPC: This is tough. Ok, a double date with John Krasinski & Emily Blunt who are dying to set me up with Stephen Merchant.
PLB: How interesting! Share with us something we would never guess about you if we didn’t know you well.
KPC: In spite of Marketing retail for a living, I’m a minimalist and hate mass consumption.
PLB: Oh wow, that sure is something we wouldn’t assume. Goes to show you can not judge a book by the cover. Thank you so much Kelly. We are honored to have your support and we THANK YOU for all you have done for the children in need.