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Win a Night at the Fairmont Olympic and Support Passports With Purpose Reach Our Revised Fundraising Goal

Posted on | December 7, 2009 | 5 Comments

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Today was an exciting day. The first email I read this morning was from my friend Debbie telling me that we’d exceeded the Passports with Purpose fundraising goal. We had raised enough money to actually build a school in rural Cambodia.

I remember when Debbie, Pam, Beth and I got together in early November last year to kick-start the original Passports with Purpose effort. At that point, I think we were all cautiously optimistic that we could raise $5,000 for Heifer International. I know we were all thrilled when we passed our modest goal – the actual amount raised in 2008 was $7,400.

I first heard about American Assistance for Cambodia earlier this year, after we’d all commited to Passports with Purpose 2009, and were coming up with suggestions for which charity we should support this year. By raising $13,000 for AAfC we could build a much-needed school in Cambodia. It seemed like a perfect charity for a bunch of travel-bloggers to support. However, given the current economic woes I was a little leery of setting a fund-raising goal of twice what we had raised last year but willing to give it a try.

My reservations were obviously misplaced. With fantastic sponsors, great support from a long list of participating bloggers and great prizes to offer donors, we’ve already raised $13,000 in just under a week. So, we’ve doubled our fundraising goal to $26,000. The additional funds will allow us to support the health and safety of the children who attend this new school by providing clean water, healthy nutrition and on-site medical care.

I’m excited to announce yet another great prize to entice you to support this effort: The Fairmont Olympic Hotel has donated a one night Bed and Breakfast package in Executive Accommodations with valet parking included.

Originally opened in 1924 as The Olympic, this hotel easily evokes a sense of escaping to another time and place. Even as you drive (or walk) into the sweeping forecourt you can’t help but imagine those heady days of Flappers and Charlestons. The interior of the Fairmont Olympic is sumptuous but also warm and welcoming.

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This hotel is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and as the Pacific Northwest’s only AAA Five Diamond hotel, a designation it has held since 1984, this is a luxury hotel with a history and a story. There are two award-winning restaurants on site. The Georgian offers elegance and grandeur or you can choose to relax in the pub-style environment of Shuckers, the oldest oyster bar in Seattle. Families are very welcome and the children’s menu, on which each menu item has a whimsical fish-themed name, is sure to please even the fussiest child.

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Looks good, eh? Each $10 donation you make on the Passports with Purpose website goes directly to support AAfC and gives you a chance to enter a free prize drawing for this and a long list of other great prizes. So do yourself a favor, go check out the full list of prizes and make your $10 or more donation.

I’m also happy to thank our 2009 Sponsors

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Related Links:
Passports With Purpose Travel Blogger’s Fundraiser

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5 Responses to “Win a Night at the Fairmont Olympic and Support Passports With Purpose Reach Our Revised Fundraising Goal”

  1. Can Can (Mom Most Traveled)
    December 7th, 2009 @ 11:04 pm

    26,000! This is going to be wild!

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    December 8th, 2009 @ 2:19 pm

    Social comments and analytics for this post…

    This post was mentioned on Twitter by wandermom: @FairmontOlympic supports #pwp: http://bit.ly/4Uuvhm – Yet another reason for you to donate $10, help build a school and maybe win a prize…

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