Passports with Purpose was founded in 2008 by a team of travel bloggers who wanted to give back to the places they visited. Every year, this team of bloggers teams up with various companies to raffle off prizes, with all of the proceeds going to a different charities in different parts of the world.
What is Passports with Purpose?
Inspired by traveling around the world, Passports with Purpose was started by four women who wanted to give back and help the remote places where they have once traveled. The initial startup of this blogger-boom has grown from the first year raising $7,400 to last year’s amazing $100,000. With collaborative efforts from a wide range of community bloggers, Passports with Purpose’s efforts and goals are truly amazing.
This year is no different, Passports with Purpose’s goal is to raise $115,000 for buildOn to create and construct three schools and fund three adult literacy programs in Mali, Africa. This country is among the poorest in the world, and has a staggering low literacy rates of below 32% for both men and women. Steps have been taken to reach success in this area, but the people here face many difficulties every day. Efforts like those from Passports with Purpose can and will make life-changing differences.
This year Select Italy is proud and honored to announce that we are partnering with ArtTrav, a blog about life, art, and culture in Italy for the Passports with Purpose sweepstakes. For us this is a perfect chance to compile some of our favorite travel experiences and give our readers a chance to win them! Ok… how cool is that? Still not convinced? Below are three reasons why you should donate to Passports with Purpose.
- An Italian Getaway! You can win a three-night luxury Florence prize package for two. Not all the details can be reviled yet but the getaway entails a stay at the Antica Torre di Via Tornabuoni N. 1. This is a friendly, spacious, and intimate property located in the heart of Florence with outstanding views of the Duomo. The deal gets even better with a Tuscan wine tour in a vintage Cinquecento, a marvelous 4- course meal and extensive wine pairings at the Ristorante Accademia. Top all of this off with a relaxing out-of-this-world spa package and your life might as well be complete!
- Passports with Purpose have done some outstanding work! To date, PwP has raised over $300,000 for some outstanding projects. Year one (2008) started with donations to Heifer International while 2009, a school was able to be built in rural Cambodia. Year 2010 was able to house 25 families in Southern India and in 2011, two libraries were built in Zambia. Just last year five wells were built in Haiti, and over the course of five years so many lives have been touched with a simple donation for a shot at winning great prizes.
- It’s so easy! Here is how it works: on November 25th go to this page on the Passports with Purpose website and you will see a list of all of the amazing travel prizes you can bid on. (YES, including our 3-night Florence getaway) For every $10 donation you can enter the drawing for one prize. This means you can bid as much as you like on all the different prizes or over and over again on the same prize. All donations will be accepted from November 25th to December 9th 2013 and all winners will be notified on December 16th.
In bocca al lupo!
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