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Passports with Purpose 2011

It’s back. Passports with Purpose  offers the easiest way to support a worthwhile cause and assist with your holiday shopping needs. This year the travel blogging community has banded together to promote reading.

Passports with Purpose is celebrating their fourth 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 2011.

Last year we raised nearly $64,128. to construct a village in India – construction is already underway.  In 2009 we funded and built The Passports school in rural Cambodia – it opened in early October of 2010.

This year, more than 100 travel bloggers from around the world will participate in Passports with Purpose 2011.

Together, with your support, we plan to build libraries in Zambia. This year, we’re supporting Room to Read, an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to educating children.  Did you know that more than half of Zambians are 16 years old or younger? It follows that the country’s educational system faces an incredible burden with high illiteracy rates. Raising $80,000, we will build two libraries in Southern Africa!

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 several libraries in Zambia. For each $10 in donations that you make to Room to Read, you will will be entered to win a prize (or prizes) of your choice. The fundraiser begins on November 30th and closes on December 16, 2011. All proceeds go directly to Room to Read.

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What a Trip Passport with Purpose Prize Package

Thank you to my generous sponsors and Passports with Purpose Platinum Sponsor Round the World with Us.  This year I have prizes donated from Secrets Marquis Los Cabos and a gift certificate to accompany this Mexico dream vacation from Luxury Avenue.

"Marquis Los Cabos"

Secrets Marquis Los Cabos

Luxury in Los Cabos, Mexico

Secrets Marquis Los Cabos is donating a three night stay at their luxury property in Los Cabos, including dinner for two with one bottle of Marquis wine. In addition Luxury Travel Avenue has donated a private shopping tour with a welcome bag and $1,000 peso gift card (value of approximately $85 USD depending on the exchange rate when redeemed) , making the value of this prize package worth $2,085. USD

Have you started your holiday shopping? Doesn’t it feel good to give back to a worthy cause, helping children have access to quality books and reading materials?

Seasons Greetings from What a Trip

Check back often to see our progress for the 2011 Passports with Purpose and thank YOU for making a difference! Seasons Greetings.

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