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Passports with Purpose 2010

It’s that time of year, to make a difference in somebody’s life by participating in the annual Passports with Purpose fundraiser. Last year, we raised 30K to build a school in Cambodia. This year, Passports with Purpose has a goal of $50,000 to build a village in Southern India.

The money will be donated to LAFTI (Land for Tillers Freedom), an independent nonprofit organization based in Southern India, who help the dalits (India’s untouchable caste) in various ways. One such way is by building homes for formerly landless families.

What can you do? The fundraiser launches today and runs through December 13. Through a small donation of just $10, you can bid on a variety of great prizes and help provide homes for those who never had a roof over their heads.

It’s very simple and here’s how it works…

1) You go to the Passports with Purpose site.

2) You choose your top picks(s) from a list of prizes.

3) You make a donation, in $10 increments, and choose a prize for each $10 donated.

Talking about prizes… I am happy to announce that I’ve procured two amazing prizes I’d like to share with you.

One is a $200 gift certificate courtesy of Viator, the traveler’s one-stop-shop for researching, planning and booking destination activities in more than 400 destinations worldwide. They offer thousands of adventure activities, city tours, off-the-beaten-path experiences, educational tours, family-friendly outings, theater and show tickets, shore excursions, city passes, day trips…

The other prize is a $100 gift certificate for Tours4Fun, an online travel superstore with a wide selection that includes tours and vacation packages in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia & New Zealand, South & Central America, Africa and the Middle East.

So, by donating a mere $10 for this great fundraiser, you can win one of these two great prizes! Or donate $20 and you can win them both. 🙂

Sometimes a tiny effort means the world and an amount of money insignificant to us makes a huge difference to someone else. Since we are lucky enough to be able to travel, let’s give a tiny bit back.

Blog Comments

Is it that time already? Either I'm totally out of it or Passports is early this year. I love this fundraiser and will be participating again.

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Hope to hear from you soon.

Juka

"passports with purpose" really nice topic…I would like to participate if any in '2011'

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