Passports with Purpose is the annual travel bloggers’ online fundraiser held in November/December that supports a different beneficiary each time. This year, proceeds will benefit Sustainable Harvest International (SHI) who provides farming families in Central America with the training and tools necessary to preserve our planet’s tropical forests while overcoming poverty.
For every $5000 raised through Passports with Purpose, SHI will be able to spend five years teaching one extended family in Honduras how to farm sustainably, in turn helping them and their communities for years to come.
To date, SHI has provided more than 2,500 families in 101 communities with the training and support they need to grow food and generate income to meet their other basic needs. Malnutrition and insufficient income to meet basic needs are very real threats for millions of families in Central America.
How to Participate in Passports with Purpose
Travel bloggers across the globe help procure prizes donated by companies in the travel industry. Donors can scroll through the prize catalog and put $10 toward a desired prize. A sample of things you could win include:
- A $200 Amazon gift card
- ENO Wine Bar experience for 6 in Washington DC–I’ve done this and loved it ($225 value)
- Homeaway Global Vacation Rental Stay ($1000 value)
- Four Seasons Hotel Seattle hotel and spa experience ($645 value)
- Tanque Verde Ranch stay for 4 people ($4950)
- Traveling with Littles bundle of family travel gear ($600)
The prizes are awesome, right? And, one could be yours for as little as $10. You may donate in multiple increments of $10 and put donations toward multiple prizes between now and December 17. On December 21, a winner will be randomly selected and notified for each prize.
Join the #KidsNTrips Twitter Party
KIDS N TRIPS is partnering with Passports with Purpose to help spread the word about this fantastic and important fundraiser. My partners @JenLeo, @TravelMamas and I are donating two $50 American Express gift cards and one $100 American Express gift card as prizes that will be given away to three different participants after the party!
Who: @lajollamom, @jenleo, @travelmamas and @PassportPurpose
When: Thursday, December 11 at 9:30am PT/12:30pm ET
Where: On Twitter using hashtag #KidsNTrips
Theme: Passports with Purpose
Prizes: As described above!
Looking forward to chatting with you Thursday on Twitter!