Monday November 15, 2010 at 12:12 AM | 6 Comments
Passports with Purpose 2010
The power of community is strong. No more is this evident than in the vibrant travel blogging community.
Passports with Purpose is celebrating their third year of fund raising for a cause. I’m pleased to say that this What a Trip travel blogger has supported Passports with Purpose from the start and I continue to be involved in 2010.
Last year we raised nearly $30,000 to build and supply a school in rural Cambodia. The Passports school opened in early October of 2010.
This year, more than 100 travel bloggers from around the world will participate in Passports with Purpose 2010.
Together, with your support, we are building a village in India. This year, we’re supporting Land for Tillers’ Freedom or LAFTI, an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of the Dalit (untouchable) population in India. Raising $50,000, we will provide homes for those who have never had a roof over their heads!
Passport with Purpose Prizes
This week you will be able to see a list of prizes on the Passports With Purpose website. Each donated prize will link back to a full description of the prizes on the blogger’s website
Your purchase of a $10 raffle ticket will help support Passports with Purpose and ultimately build a village in India. For each $10 in donations that you make to LAFTI, you will will be entered to win a prize (or prizes) of your choice. The fundraiser begins on November 15th and closes on December 15, 2010. All proceeds go directly to LAFTI.
What a Trip Passports with Purpose 2010 Prizes
Norwegian Coastal Voyage on Hurtigruten
Hurtigruten is donating a seven-day Norwegian Coastal Voyage or the six-day Southbound Voyage for two aboard one of Hurtigruten fourteen cruise ships. The suggested retail value of this Hurtigruten cruise is $1,037 pp. Thank you Hurtigruten for your $2,074 donation. Read my posts about the many ports we visit on this Norwegian Coastal cruise.
Briggs & Riley Luggage Donation
Briggs & Riley, a second year sponsor for What a Trip, is donating their BRX Explore 22″ Carry-on bag. I reviewed this 7.5 lb. bag and highly endorse it. The suggested retail value of the upright is $290. For a $10 donation to Passports with Purpose, you may be able to own this piece of luggage.
Seasons Greetings from What a Trip
Check back often to see our progress for the 2010 Passports with Purpose and thank YOU for making a difference! Seasons Greetings.