The Holidays are here and we have gifts to share! Check out the Passports With Purpose prizes page for awesome raffle prizes – everything from a 3-night stay at the Wyland Waikiki (yes, seriously!) to a Flip Video Camera to top-notch travel gear for children and lots of travel books.
It’s been a busy few weeks, working with Beth Whitman, Debbie Dubrow, and Pam Mandel pulling together sponsors, donors and general technical infrastructure to launch what we hope will be a first annual Passports With Purpose holiday event. This travel-blogger driven fundraiser is in support of Heifer International.
It did take us a while to decide on a charity to support, not least because there are so many, many needy causes. Heifer came up as a candidate because of the work they do around the world and their simple, direct message of attacking poverty worldwide by funding sustainable development and self-reliance within communities. Heifer seeks to go further than addressing immediate needs for food. Their living loans of animals come with education in animal husbandry and a commitment from the recipient to share the offspring of gift animals with others in need, making the recipient equal partners with Heifer in the fight to end world hunger.
My Raffle Prize: A selection of books from the DK Publishing’s Eyewitness Guides ($120 value)
I’m a huge fan of DK Publishing. Their children’s books have been favorites for both my children starting with board books on everything from using the potty to learning about letters, numbers and even other languages. The DK Readers series helped them get started on the road to independent reading in a fun and engaging way. Recently, we’ve discovered that the format of the Eyewitness Travel Guides are so familiar to children who’ve grown up reading these other DK Publishing books, that they’re excellent guidebooks for elementary and middle school-ers – to learn about people and places regardless of whether you’re planning a trip or not.
Check out the full list of incredible prizes on the Passports With Purpose prizes page. Once you’ve selected your prize â€“ or prizes â€“ go to First Giving and buy a raffle ticket. Remember to enter your email address and the prize you want to win in the comments field, or we can’t notify you if you win!
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The deadline to purchase raffle tickets is 11:59pm PST on Dec 29. The founders will pull winners and notify them via email on December 30th.