Pay It Forward Friday-Passports With Purpose

Dec 2013
I’m a tad late to the party, but wanted to let you all know about Passports With Purpose on this Pay it Forward Friday.  This is the final countdown for the last 3 days of their annual fundraiser.  Have you heard about the organization?  Started in 2008, the non-profit was formed as way for the travel blogger community to give back to the places we are lucky enough to visit.  Each year an organization is chosen based on  measurable  and sustainable criteria , bloggers secure fabulous prizes-like Four Seasons Hotel and other resort stays, electronics, tours and travel gear, and readers can buy chances (in the form of a donation)  to win these excellent prizes.  Doesn’t that sound like a WIN/WIN for everyone involved?

2010 resulted in an entire village being built in rural India, 2011 two libraries in Zambia through a partnership with Room to Read. received over $110,000. in 2012’s holiday effort from over 200 travel bloggers.

This years goal is to raise $115.000 to help buildON construct three schools and fund three adult literacy programs in Mali, Africa.  Every $10 donated enters you to win one of the prizes in this catalog – and goes directly to buildOn,whose mission is to break the cycle of poverty and illiteracy through service and education.

I am inspired by the amazing support the travel community has given this project and feel so lucky to be a part of it.  Travel has changed my life and continues to excite and stimulate my creativity each and every day.  If you’ve ever tasted that same Passport pleasure, now is the perfect time to Pay it Forward  and click Donate to help Passports With Purpose reach their 2013 goal! And don’t forget it ends December 9th.
Let me know what you’re hoping to win in the comments.